Since departing on this RTW trip in June, we have been posting a “Photo a day” on our Facebook page.
In 2014, we've decided to start doing a weekly round-up of our Facebook photo posts here on the blog so you can see where we are and what we have been up to recently, and to catch posts you may have missed.
We will post the photos from Monday to Sunday on the following Friday. To be the first to know what we are doing in real time, be sure to give us a “like” on our Facebook page and come say hi. The more you interact with us, the more our posts will show up in your news feed.
We have also recently put together a photography e-book called “65 Days in Asia” – a collation of my Instagram posts during our time in South-East and Central Asia earlier this year. Simply sign-up to our monthly newsletter and we'll send you the free download link.
So with that said, here is how we spent Christmas and the days leading up to the New Year.
Photo a day project: December 23rd 2013. Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart. The clean lines and minimalistic style of Stuttgart's new 9-storey public library makes you feel like you are in some kind of 90's computer game. Worth visiting for the architecture and rooftop view alone.
Photo a day project: December 24th 2013. Christmas Eve decorating. For Jess, there is no greater joy during the festive season than to decorate the Christmas tree. And to fill a real live tree with vintage decorations up to 100 years old was an even better treat.
Photo a day project: December 25th 2013. Christmas feast. We meet some seriously awesome and generous people on our travels, ones who'll even invite you to their family home to share Christmas with them! This holiday fondue feast had no less than 15 accompanying sauces, including many we hadn't heard of before like curry banana!
Photo a day project: December 26th 2013. One night in Düsseldorf. Decided to break up the long trip to The Hague from Stuttgart with an overnight stay in Düsseldorf. Nothing was open due to the holidays but at least Jess can now say she's touched based in the city where her grandmother was born.
Photo a day project: December 27th 2013. Tree lined avenues. Despite having spent more than three months in the EU already, we still get a kick out of the ability to cross borders freely. After breakfast in Düsseldorf, Germany, it was just a four-hour journey to lunch in Amsterdam and dinner along the beautifully tree-lined avenues of The Hague, The Netherlands.
Photo a day project: December 28th 2013. Completely spoilt. Breakfast is becoming our favourite meal of the day, especially when they're as decadent as this one. In addition to what you see here, there was also freshly home-brewed masala chai and a huge fruit basket.
Photo a day project: December 29th 2013. Blitzen. Took the long way round to explore The Hague on foot. During our several hour outing we saw many aspects of the city, and that wasn't only because we accidentally meandered into the red light district! This park was a particularly nice spot with lots of deer for the kids to feed.