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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.

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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First Guest in 2017

My first guest to Berlin in 2017 was my friend and ex-colleague Neil. He was looking to use up some carry forward leave and sent me a note to see if I was free in February. The 3rd weekend was … Continue reading

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Concert in Copenhagen

For Christmas I bought Dan 2 tickets to see his favorite band, Metallica, performing in Copenhagen. The tickets were sold out for all 4 shows but I was lucky enough to get a couple of tickets for the show on Sunday, … Continue reading

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Girls Spa Weekend

When Jen was visiting me last year in Berlin, we decided we should start 2017 off right with some R&R. After getting back into the swing of things after Christmas, I was off to London on Friday, January 20th. I arrived … Continue reading

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