Category Archives: Travel

LiB – Drinking beer in Berlin

Berlin is undoubtedly the beer drinking capital of the world. And in Summer, when it is hot, the consumption rate goes up. Interestingly, there is a huge selection of ‘non-alcoholic’ beer, but it falls into two categories. 0.0% alcohol is … Continue reading

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LiB – Fehnsehrturm

One of the most iconic sights of Berlin is the Fernsehrturm or TV tower. The TV tower, to broadcast GDR television, was originally planned to be built in the hills outside Berlin. But in the 1960s, the GDR government arranged … Continue reading

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Living in Berlin

When I wrote my last blog we were planning to book flights to Berlin in early September, and return after two months. The plan was to meet our first grandchild, and mix spending time in Berlin with the newest family … Continue reading

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2019 Part 1

We keep saying how quickly time goes. But as we reach the halfway point of 2019, so much seems to have happened. We have had a busy time! It all started on 5th January, when Hayden & Andrea suggested a … Continue reading

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The Road to Rutherglen

Friday 9 to Monday 12 November. We were so excited to welcome Evan home in November 2018 for James Gibson’s wedding in Rutherglen. Sadly, Steph couldn’t join us, as she was visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo as part of … Continue reading

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An Outback Adventure

We celebrated the winter solstice by taking delivery of our brand new Subaru Outback. The purchase had been planned for some time and much research went in before making our selection. Our first full drive was to the Mornington Peninsula … Continue reading

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Old Stories of European Adventures

Now that my web site is up and running, I thought I would share some old stories. Our first trips to Europe in the 21st century. The photos I am showing were initially posted on Flickr, but Flickr is limiting … Continue reading

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stainsbyte.com is back in action

It has taken a while, but finally stainsbyte.com is back in action. All my photos are back, all my pages are back and all my posts are back. And I have just finished publishing my stories on Finland where we visited … Continue reading

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Welcome back to stainsbyte.com

It’s been nearly two months since we arrived home from a wonderful long journey that took in parts of USA, north-eastern Europe, South America and Antarctica. Following a disagreement with the people who hosted stainsbyte.com (HostSailor), after they ‘lost’ my … Continue reading

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stainsbyte.com is taking a break!

24 February · Córdoba, Argentina ·  I recently visited Antarctica. It is a pristine, unspoiled place without the trappings of shopping malls and internet access. In the nine days of my journey HostSailor sent me an invoice to renew the hosting of my … Continue reading

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