I'm currently in Garmisch PartenKirchen, Germany, somewhere near the Austrian border with limited internet access and limited ability to upload pictures. It's been snowing gently since before I arrived and the place looks and feels absolutely amazing. In some ways it's quite difficult to get my head around the fact that I'm here in Europe. So far everyone we've met has been incredibly friendly and helpful and everywhere we've visited has been incredibly picturesque.
Yesterday we went to Oberammergauer, and every single photo I took looks like a postcard - and I took lots, believe me.
But Italy is where we flew into. We arrived in Rome and headed straight up to Lucca. Even the train trip was amazing. And then Lucca surpassed all expectations. What a beautiful city.
And don't even mention the food. We found two fantastic restaurants where the food was incredible - perhaps the best meal I have ever eaten. Stunning in simplicity, but flavours like you wouldn't believe. Our hotel was down a small laneway, and directly opposite to the birthplace of Puccini. The place has so much history and culture to offer. Unfortunately I only was able to spend two days there.
Anyway, I'm running out of time on this beast of a machine and need to get moving. But I have been getting some ideas for stories.