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German Christmas Cookies in Texas

German Christmas Cookies in Texas

Smells like Christmas Our house is getting more Christmas-y by the minute what with the wrapped presents piling up in the living room ready to be packed for our trip …Read the Rest

Suggestion for Travellers: Gifts on the Road

Suggestion for Travellers: Gifts on the Road

It’s that time of the year again… Marco and I have started booking flights and are finalizing the travel plans for the Christmas break. Time to start thinking about gifts 🙂 …Read the Rest

Old and New Traditions: Pre-Christmas Season & Thanksgiving

Old and New Traditions: Pre-Christmas Season & Thanksgiving

As an expat there are many holidays you can celebrate: those of your native country and those of the one you live in (temporarily or permanently). I feel emotionally closer to the ones …Read the Rest

Supposedly Italian…

Supposedly Italian…

I already wrote about food that many Americans believe is German but really isn’t (like German chocolate cake). When Marco read that post he said I need to tell you guys about …Read the Rest

Supposedly German…

Supposedly German…

Just like French fries aren’t really French (they are Belgian), there are things that are called “German” when they really are not from Germany. The best example? German chocolate cake. …Read the Rest

Halloween – One of My Favorite Holidays in the US

Halloween – One of My Favorite Holidays in the US

Halloween is definitely one of my favorite holidays in the US. Dressing up in costumes, eating candy, getting together with friends, having delicious wine & food, … What’s not to like?! This …Read the Rest

How Language Changes Your Personality…

How Language Changes Your Personality…

…. or at least other people’s impressions of your personality. I think a lot of my German or English-speaking friends would describe me as at least somewhat outgoing and talkative. However, …Read the Rest

Back in the Lone Star State

Back in the Lone Star State

… and we are back. The vacation in Germany and Egypt just flew by and yesterday we arrived back home in Texas. We had a great time visiting friends and …Read the Rest

Home Is… Where?

Home Is… Where?

Marco and I just moved! Same city in Texas, just a few blocks away from our old place, but we now have a yard and a garage and generally more …Read the Rest

Health Insurance…

Health Insurance…

… is such a difficult topic. I am lucky that I have a job with an employer that offers health insurance… one of the benefits I really value! But with …Read the Rest

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