2022 Wrap up and 2023 Beginnings

2022 was an exciteing year for us with a lot of changes and fun.

In December we planned to spend time with family and friends, plus a few adventures.

Christmas we celebrated twice with

  • my family in Germany
  • Jolanda’s Mom and friends from far and near in Switzerland

Afterwards we enjoyed the last days of the year with the Swiss family and friends who came as far as Koh Samui and Australia. We even had some surprise guests: Jolanda’s Mom and her friends Rabe and Otto. What an incredible time we had.

Short video of our skiing days in Laax.

On the way back we stayed in a hotel in Zurich to recover and to meet up with our friends Rabe and Otti. As a surprise Jolanda booked a fondue Tuk-tuk. We were cruising throught the streets of Zurich and enjoyed the awsome cheese.

We were flying back to the US via a 3 day stopover in Istanbul. What a great city. We walked to Jolanda’s customer from our hotel, enjoyed the suroundings, incredible architecture and ate like queens and kings. Even the taxi ride from the airport was an adventure as our original one broke down and we were transferred (lucky not kidnapped) to another taxi on the highway.

Unfortunately we found out that Jolanda got shingles after she arrived in the USA. She is still recovering. It was a scary and humbling experience. However, always seeing the positive – she actually said the sickness helped her to make life changing decisions, she should have done a long time ago.

We are looking forward to a beautiful 2023 and hope that we will build more memories with many of you!

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