- Philip Designer (48)
- Vera Social Worker (40)
- Fina Student (15)
- Yuri Student (9)
Guten Tag aus Potsdam!
We are a family of four who all love travelling. Vera enjoys cycling and hiking most, going to restaurants and just anything that we can all do together. And a good book. Philip, loves skiing, swimming, snorkeling, cycling and hiking and going to exhibitions and city tours. Philip is Buddhist and meditates anywhere he goes. We choose the quietest rooms/ homes whereever we go. The kids mainly love a swimming pool! In her free time, Fina practises her climbing. Yuri loves fishing. We have a cat and 4 guinea pigs. We love animals! We have swapped homes three times now, 2 of which were with a different website, back in 2004. We have enjoyed the experience every time.
July 28 — August 17, 2014
We can only travel during the school holidays in Berlin, Germany.
We had a truly wonderful time in Potsdam. It was genuinely one of the best holidays we have ever been on. We had no intention of travelling to Germany and to our shame didn't know much about Potsdam. But we are so glad we went there. Through the serendipity of Home Exchange we discovered a place full of history, palaces, lovely lakes, and great things to do. Plus it is within very easy reach of the wonders of Berlin. The Schlegel's home is very spacious, comfortable and well-equipped. It is also incredibly peaceful and quiet with a lovely garden. Philip and his family went to great lengths to ensure that we were comfortable and made to feel very welcome. They also provided an exhaustive list of things to do in the area with brilliant maps on how to get there, plus the bikes to take us. We joked that if Home Exchange handed out medals Philip should be awarded one for services to holidays and Anglo-German relations. His home is the perfect place for a family holiday and he is the perfect host. Here's a very amateur video of bike and swimming trip we took. https://vimeo.com/104800689