Day 196: A Christmas Present From Berlin

Lisa has always wanted to experience the European Christmas markets for the holidays. So we went to Germany. Despite many cities having legendary Christmas markets such as Vienna and Budapest, (not to mention cities across Italy, France and Spain) we settled on Berlin to greet December the 25th, and meet our friend Lori for a…

Day 185: Jerusalem- The Holy Land

"This is where Jesus Christ was buried and some say resurrected after." I told Ava. "THE Jesus?" She asked. "The one and only. All the churches we've seen in Europe have been a testament to his teachings. The Roman empire installed a governor named Pontius Pilates to enforce their rule and beliefs onto the population,…

Day 181: Jordan- More than Petra

"With all the conflict nearby, Jordan has been a real uniting country for the region." Our friend Vaughn said while driving us to a Wadi for a day hike just outside of Amman. "You have Syria to the north, Iraq to the east, and Saudi Arabia to the south with Israel to the west of…

Day 170: Thanksgiving in Cyprus

Cyprus is the forlorn lovechild between Greece and Turkey. In 1974, Turkey invaded northern Cyprus as a deterrent to a coup supported by the Greeks and the island has since been effectively partitioned off into two separate territories with each country having a claim to the land either north or south of the jagged 'Green…