Vacation Travel Log, Day 1-2: Arrival in Tuscany

I will be in Italy for one week. Yesterday we got up at 4AM and drove from Germany down to Tuscany, near a town named Lucca. It took us 14 hours and we were wasted when we got here. But the view from the house could be enjoyed, even with travel exhaustion. Today, we still … Continue reading Vacation Travel Log, Day 1-2: Arrival in Tuscany

Travel-Log Italy 2016: Day 1-2 (Overcoming Obstacles)

I am on vacation in Italy with my parents and my 2 sisters. We will be near Pisa for a week and in Venice for a week. My 2 brothers are staying at a youth camp at the same time. Day 1: The ride down to Italy We left the house at 5AM. The ride … Continue reading Travel-Log Italy 2016: Day 1-2 (Overcoming Obstacles)

Travel-Log Day 12-15: Work, Rest and Writing a Song!

After going to Salamis and Varosha (the ghost town), the rest of the week was spent with hearing and participating in teaching. I got to know some of my interns and support the art workshop session on Friday. Also, I went on Friday evening to visit two of my interns at their appartment and cook … Continue reading Travel-Log Day 12-15: Work, Rest and Writing a Song!

Travel-Log Day 11: Salamis!

Today we went to the ancient city of Salamis in Northern Cyprus. This is where the apostles Paul and Barnabas landed when they came to Cyprus for their first missionary journey. It was a bustling Roman city and the ruins speak of its former glory. We all went to the ampitheater and prayed for the … Continue reading Travel-Log Day 11: Salamis!

Travel-Log Day 8-10: Countdown and Lift-Off!

This weekend was fun and relatively relaxing for me, I hope your weekend was cool too :) On saturday I visited with two of the other ladies on staff, one is from Russia (Irina) and the other is from Ireland (Carol). So that made 3 people from 3 nations! We spent the afternoon together at … Continue reading Travel-Log Day 8-10: Countdown and Lift-Off!

Travel-Log Day 6-7: Mops, Chicken and Chalk!

The week of staff training is over, so I've got some time on my hands. This won't be happening again anytime soon, so better make use of it: I started the morning off by doing some much needed "deep cleaning" of my appartment. This basically meant sweeping, wiping down surfaces and mopping the floors. Cyprus … Continue reading Travel-Log Day 6-7: Mops, Chicken and Chalk!

Travel-Log Day 5: Biggest Pumpkins Ever!

Today we had another preperation meeting. Afterward one of the other staff members took me by a produce shop. And the store had the biggest pumpkins (actually they were gourds) I had ever seen in a little produce shop! I could lift one out for a photo, but not so easily!

Travel-Log Days 2-4: Getting Started

I got here last Saturday and 3 days later it's Tuesday afternoon. Here's a summary of what went on here: Sunday: a quiet morning, a home-made potato salad for breakfast and a day at the house church in Larnaca. It felt good to be back! I had been to the house church when I was … Continue reading Travel-Log Days 2-4: Getting Started