Robin on our bird cam!

Here is number two on our bird cam! Showed up this morning! This is a little Robin with its bright red breast it is familiar throughout the year and especially at Christmas! Males and females look identical, and young birds have no red breast and are spotted with golden brown. Robins sing nearly all year round and despite their cute appearance, they are aggressively territorial and are quick to drive away intruders. They will sing at night next to street lights.

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Blue tit on our bird cam!

This came around randomly. We’ve moved to a new flat, I’ve set up my study in one of the rooms, washed windows one day and figure out I could do a bit of bird watching while I’m at my desk. So I got bird feeder, the fat balls and put it up. In matter of hours I’ve noticed some first birds 🙂 I was so happy and excited (yes, birds excite me a lot these days 😉  that I’ve decided to set up my GoPro immediately! Here is my first capture. A couple of lovely Blue Tits 🙂 A colourful mix of blue, yellow, white and green makes the blue tit one of our most attractive and most recognisable garden visitors.

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The 2016 Road Trip in numbers

The 2016 Road trip was a necessity! 🙂  After the 2015 Journey through South East Asia and Australia, we came back to the ‘real life’ and just couldn’t sit still! We’ve started freelancing, didn’t rent a flat, just stayed in one bedroom at our friends house and saved, saved, saved… until we could buy tickets to Boston 🙂  Our 2016 Road Trip was absolutely fantastic! Stunning cities, spectacular nature and kind people… we had amazing time! I wonder what 2017 will bring us? 😀

 

Our Road Trip in numbers

Countries
USA States
Canada Provinces
Months

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Booking the White House, Pentagon and the Capitol tour for foreigners

We will be in Washington on from the 18th of September and we wanted to do a tour one of these mighty things you can see below. Ideally we wanted to see the White House as a priority, then Capitol and Pentagon. We were worried about the tickets so we did a bit of research up front. Turns out that you can fairly easily book a tour of the Capitol or Pentagon but in order to tour White house, you have to write to a congressperson. Read on to learn how to get the tickets if you need them. It’s not that difficult.

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New York by foot, ferry and a bike in 6 days by Wild Geckos

We took a bus from Boston and arrived in New York midday Sunday 11th of September. It was 15th anniversary of the 9/11 and I must say being here during this time and visiting the site a few days after the memorial services was a very emotional experience.

I understand that you could do and see way more during 6 days but we’ve learnt from our South East Asia adventure that when it comes to long term travel if you over do it you will have to take some time off at a later stage anyway. Also we just wanted to take it a bit slower and truly get the feel for the city. Walk the streets, feel the atmosphere and enjoy it as much as we can. Read more for our New York by foot, ferry and bike 🙂
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