- Adi Rentner (72)
- Edelgard Ikebana Teacher (71)
Welcome to Essen, West Germany
My husband Adi, a former vice president with an international company and I (Edelgard) are now thorougly enjoying our retirement life. Due to my husband's work we travelled a lot all over the world and have lived overseas many times: 11 years in Japan, 3 years in the USA, one year in Taiwan plus many shorter stays in other parts of the world. While our two daughters were children they have travelled with us, now however they are in their 40s and left home for a long time. I'm an Ikebana teacher (Japanese flower arrangement) for many years and am still teaching classes in my own studio in the basement of our house.
July 10 — July 31, 2016 These dates are flexible
We would like to stay 1 week in summer 2016 in Barcelona.
August 1 — August 31, 2016 These dates are flexible
We would like to stay 1 week in summer 2016 in Kopenhagen
July 1 — August 31, 2016 These dates are flexible
We would like to stay 1 week in July ore august in Roma.
July 10 — August 31, 2016 These dates are flexible
2 - 3 weeks in and around dubrovnik in sommer 2016 would be great.
September 1 — September 15, 2016 These dates are flexible
We would like to be in and around catania in summer 2016 for 2 - 3 weeks.
September 1 — October 15, 2017 These dates are flexible
We like walking on the beach, swimming and bodysurfing, kajaking, enjoy the sunrise with a cup of coffee and / or the sunset with a glass of wine, hiking and picnic. We also like strolling around interesting cities, going to theatres, movies, having good meals, sitting in streetcoffees, watching people and scenery, going to markets with talking to the locals.
We thoroughly enjoyed our home swap with the Herwald couple. Their house is spacious and comfortable and has a beautiful garden. It is conveniently located within walking distance of the shops and station. Kettwig is a quaint little town and the immediate surrounding area is lovely. It is close to Dusseldorf and Essen. We wholeheartedly recommend a home exchange with this friendly couple and location.