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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 (though a few months late) is designed to update our friends and family back home about where we are and what we are up to.

Eid Weekend in Berlin

The end of June also marked the end of Ramadan and a 3 day public holiday in the UAE. We decided this would be a great opportunity for Dan to spend some time in Berlin. He flew in via Düsseldorf … Continue reading

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Sofia, Bulgaria

When my friend Jen invited me to join her and Shazar for a girls weekend in Sofia, Bulgaria, I of course said yes. I am not sure how they selected it, but I do know Jen was looking to visit … Continue reading

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Exploring Berlin in May

While Dan was driving the dunes and hiking the Hajars, Tarina and I were exploring Berlin during the first 3 weeks in May. Originally, we had planned to maybe do some weekends away but, due to unforeseen circumstances, like arranging my … Continue reading

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May Long Weekend in Budapest

My friend Tarina was doing some travelling in South East Asia and decided to come over to Germany for a visit to do some exploring in Europe. Her arrival in Munich also coincided with the May Day long weekend in … Continue reading

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April Väder

After our Norwegian experience, we flew from Bergen to Stockholm on Friday, April 7th. At the airport, we grabbed a bottle of champagne, as we had recently realized that Sweden would be my 50th country visited and we wanted to celebrate. … Continue reading

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CPH – Trip #Two

Three short weeks after my weekend trip to Abu Dhabi, our Scandinavian whirlwind Easter vacation began. Originally, we had planned to meet up with Dan’s Aunt and Uncle in Copenhagen but, unfortunately, they had to cancel their trip due to a … Continue reading

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NYC – Burgers, Cocktails and More

My first work trip in 2017 was to one of my favourite cities, New York. I flew to JFK on Wednesday, February 22nd where I would be spending the next 9 days. I had been to New York twice in the … Continue reading

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