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About rrettenmier

In September 2010, Dan and I received working visas for the United Kingdom. We sold our condo, quit our jobs and packed our bags to move to London. This blog is designed to update our friends and family back home about where we are and what we are up to, as well as to share our adventure with others.

COMO Cocoa Island

I got back from London just in time for Dan’s birthday weekend. We celebrated with 10 friends at the Friday Hakka champagne brunch at Hakkasan in Emirates Palace and then we took in the Formula 1 races and concerts over … Continue reading

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Festive Season in London

When it was confirmed that I would be heading to London for a conference, I reached out to some friends that I had met through Jen when she lived there. I also cheekily requested to have a package delivered to … Continue reading

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Last European Leg – Salzburg and Neuschwanstein

After taking in the view overlooking Hallstatt Lake in Austria one last time, Mom and I hopped in the rental car. We hit the road and made the short drive to Bad Ischl, another cake stopping point, this time visiting … Continue reading

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Český Krumlov and Hallstatt

After dropping Dan at the Prague airport on Monday, October 22nd, Mom and I hit the highway towards České Budějovice, famous for the original Budweiser beer. We found parking, walked into the old town centre and along the river where … Continue reading

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Prague with the Cruisin’ Ladies

When my Mom told me she was going on a Danube River Cruise with three of her girlfriends I was really excited for her. It was something she had mentioned wanting to do for some time. I started thinking more … Continue reading

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Panama City

It was a last minute opportunity I couldn’t pass up. At the end of the work week, I was asked if I could attend a conference in Panama as a fellow colleague could no longer make it. Initially, I did … Continue reading

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Bahrain Weekend

I realized I had four tickets I was going to lose if I didn’t get something booked, so, on a whim, I found a weekend in September that I knew our friends would all be back in town from their … Continue reading

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