Nothing much to report on the home swap front at the moment except that the countdown is ticking: about 100 days and counting. We're mulling over whether we should book a rental car for the trip from Hamburg to our final destination. It's about two and a half hours from the airport by public transport which is excellent in Germany. However, for those of you who followed us last year, you know that we don't travel light and have 6 big Berthas with us. Why? Don't ask. To schlepp those around from train to train is very tedious, however, and backbreaking. We'll see who wins: convenience or reason.