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Starting Our Christmas Trip in Style: Layover in London Heathrow

Starting Our Christmas Trip in Style: Layover in London Heathrow

When I was searching for cheap tickets for our crazy German-Chinese-French itinerary over Christmas break, I stumbled across a semi-affordable fare for the US-Europe-US part of the trip. The reason …Read the Rest

Advent in Germany: German Christmas Traditions

Advent in Germany: German Christmas Traditions

I just arrived in Germany and am looking forward to hanging out with family and friends and enjoying Advent in Germany aka the German pre-Christmas season. It’s been very Chirstmas-y …Read the Rest

Expats And Friends: Locals

Expats And Friends: Locals

Don’t get me wrong. I am so grateful for all the friends who are sticking with me despite my crazy travel schedules. The ones I have back home in Germany …Read the Rest

Grocery Shopping in Germany… and finding a bit of America

Grocery Shopping in Germany… and finding a bit of America

One of the things I like to do when I am at home in Germany is simply to go into a supermarket. As I try to find a one Euro …Read the Rest

America’s Favorite Treat: Peanut Butter

America’s Favorite Treat: Peanut Butter

Ok, that could be a slight exaggeration… but it is actually possible that peanut butter is in fact America’s favorite treat. After all, I have never seen so many hugely popular …Read the Rest

Cinco De Mayo in Texas

Cinco De Mayo in Texas

Happy Cinco de Mayo! As I learned yesterday from a post over at Yucatan Holidays, Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of a battle the Mexican army won against the French …Read the Rest

Let’s Hang Out Sometime… or German Directness in Texas

Let’s Hang Out Sometime… or German Directness in Texas

Until I started living in different countries, I never knew that Germans are known for their directness. In fact, when I first heard about that stereotype I thought it was a …Read the Rest

A German Confronted With Nazi Stuff

A German Confronted With Nazi Stuff

Yesterday I was in a design studio in Architecture. I spent some time looking at each student’s exhibits. Some were really funny, like Batman’s grandma’s decked out walker and a …Read the Rest

Do Expats Travel More?

Do Expats Travel More?

 The reason I have been thinking about this question recently is that people around me seem to think that I travel way more than other people do. Yes, I travel …Read the Rest

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