Ok, I can't even begin to describe how awesome this whole experience was. Ever since I was a little girl, I have wanted to go dog sledding (just ask my Mom), and on this trip, I finally got the chance! We booked a 3 day tour with White Trail Adventures located in Kiruna, a small mining town in Swedish Lapland, 200 km north of the Arctic Circle. From the minute Aaron and I stepped off of the plane at the small airport, we knew we were going to love this place.Read More
On Sunday, we checked off another item on our Bucket List - diving in Sundhäuser See. I can't remember exactly how I found out about this lake, although I think it was this PADI article I read about a year ago. What caught my eye was the underwater city part. And the fact that it was one of the closer ones to us that was listed. We weren't going to be far from the lake so it naturally made sense to pay it a visit.Read More
Yes, you read that title correctly. No, we did not accidentally fall into a vat of beer. We did it on purpose. Just kidding, we didn't fall, we carefully stepped into it. This past weekend, we knocked another item off our European Bucket List and took a bath in a tub full of beer, while drinking beer, all in the name of our health!
Czech is known for it's beer. It's given the world the Pilsner style of beer, including Pilsner Urquell and Budweiser (among many others). Ok, so the version of the latter with which most Americans are familiar ...Read More
Another item on our Bucket List was to attend mass at the Dom in Cologne, which we did this weekend. Before we went, I had checked mass times online and Google translate did work so well. They listed four mass times for Sunday morning, a time, which google translated to Church Office, and then weekday mass services. We opted for the 9 AM mass, which was held in one of the small, side chapels. As we were finishing up though, we realized that the rest of the church was full for the 10AM mass, which is held at the main alter. Oops. Nonetheless, it was still beautiful, especially as the rising sun started to stream through the stained glass windows into the mostly dark church.Read More