So Burke requested I give you a brief rundown of our last four weeks and one day; I’m not so good at the brevity of it, but I certainly will attempt to dispel any thoughts you may have had about us essentially falling off the face of the earth.

A short two days after our wedding (very short I might add, not even time for a trip to Walmart) we flew from Ohio to Chicago to Dublin en route to our Honeymoon.  Being a new family unit with Irish roots on both sides, Burke and I welcomed our six hour layover as a chance to explore the city.   Jetlag caught up to us quickly, but we persevered with the help of a non-traditional Irish breakfast in a coffee shop recommended by a local.

We were greeted by the heat upon arrival in Dubrovnik, Croatia.  Although we couldn’t see much from the plane, we got a robust tour of the city on our bus from the airport to the main bus terminal in Gruz.  From there the owner of our apartment Niko met us and was astonished by the size of our bags.  We tried to explain to him that we were not just staying there for ten days, but we were going to remain in Europe for a while.  He didn’t get it.  Niko told us in his broken English, “When Australians come, they have big bags… BIG bags… Are you Australian?”

Hopefully these quick notes about our honeymoon will only begin to tantalize your desire to follow our blog, as we have so many stories, photos and videos we hope to share with our friends and family.  Not to mention, of course, the details of our newly-adapted Slovak lifestyle have yet to be revealed and should be a promising read.

As for other questions you may have, we have received round one of our wedding photos and are hoping to post them this week.  And if you were wondering, we did receive your wedding gift and you will be adequately and formally thanked shortly.

In the meantime, thanks for reading, and if a blog isn’t enough to satiate your desire for our stories, you can always email us at axisds at gmail dot com ( and elizabeth.falknor at gmail dot com or skype by the same names.