The last two years was more amazing than we could have ever imagined!
It was filled with selling all of our earthly belongings, moving to Europe with our two cats, Walter & Olive, 9 countries lived and countless cities explored. We wanted to say THANK YOU to all of the places and people who were part of making the past 2 years unforgettable! We would like to express our sincere gratitude in their language.
“Hvala” in Slavic (Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia)
Hvala Bulgaria for making Lance overdose on a variety of meat, some of which, was served on a sword and/or on fire. We were happy to celebrate Baba Marta with you, marking the end of the cold winter and the beginning of the spring while living there. You introduced us to Rakija, and confirmed it also doubles as lighter fluid. We stared down a cow in Melnik, and we shall never forget winning the race against no one in Belogradchik.
Hvala Croatia for your exquisite beauty. You allowed us to climb countless stairs around Old Town, and we especially enjoyed the 422 steps, one way, to our house each day (yes, we counted,) but you saved us some steps with a cable car ride from the top of Mount Srd. You taught us that you should not drink champagne before going ice skating in Zagreb, and you helped us find our love for Poship wines at D’Vino Wine Bar Dubrovnik.
Hvala Serbia! We loved our time in Belgrade. You guys smoke a lot of cigarettes and you should really think of cutting back, but it’s a comfortable city. It’s the kind of city where you can walk around, have a drink and get a good meal. Spring time is beautiful and we love your parks and rakija. Serbians love making their own rakija and if it’s homemade, you probably can’t handle it. But it will be fun. Flammable fun but still a LOT of fun! It’s an easy place to connect with locals and the people here make us want to come back again.
“Toda” in Hebrew (Israel)
“Shukran” in Arabic (Egypt, Morocco)
Shukran Egypt for being our first introduction to Africa. You confirmed that happiness is a state of mind, and that 10 year olds can drive a car better than us. You allowed us to explore your Great Pyramids, Sail down the Nile, and taste the delicouness that is Kosheri with our new friend, Ahmed.
Shukran Morocco for immersing us into your culture. You taught us that our hands are handy eating utensils while dining on couscous at our new friend Moustapha’s house. We shall always remember the good laughs and hanging out with the ever curious, Santos the cat.
“Danke” in German (Austria, Germany & Switzerland)
“Dank je” in Dutch (The Netherlands)
Dank je The Netherlands
“Efcharistó” in Cypriot Greek (Cyprus)
Efcharistó Cyprus for letting us feed countless kitties, and taking care of Mr. Maxi the cat, he will forever have a place in our hearts. You let us drive through rolling hills and beautiful seaside landscapes on the wrong side of the car.
“Gracias” in Spanish (Spain)
“Koszonom” in Hungarian (Hungary)
“Merci” in Catalan (Northeastern Spain)
Merci Catalonia for being our first introduction to living in Europe. You confirmed that crema Catalana is one of the best things on earth. You taught us that not all bubbly cavas are created equal and to check the label before buying milk. You also allowed us to experience La Merce festival unscathed.
“Obrigado” in Portuguese (Portugal)
“Teşekkür ederim” in Turkish (Turkey)
Tesekkur ederim Turkey for teaching us Su Kabi means the dryer water tank is full. You showed us that you should never order Mezze for 2 because it really feeds 6 people.
“Tak” in Scandinavian (Denmark, Norway, Sweden)
Tak Denmark! You were our first introduction to Scandinavia. We have a new admiration for your bike culture for both for its contribution to the environment and the marvelous spectacle of talent displayed. We love the childlike enthusiasm to just take off all your clothes and jump in the water whenever the mood strikes you. There’s a freedom to it that we found refreshing. Sometimes we wondered if it was only because it was easier than trying to fit into your tiny showers, but we won’t speculate if that’s really true.
and a MASSIVE Thank You for every reader following our journey.