After our first few months of living in Germany, I came home from work one evening and felt overcome with a deep sense of loneliness. At first I couldn’t understand why I would feel lonely in a city of 3.5 million people. On top of that, I was newly married and lived with my husband, so […]
Most of the time when I walk into a retail store or a restaurant in the United States, a cheery, enthusiastic employee pops up in front of me, greets me with a smile, and asks how I’m doing before they even ask what I’m looking for or what they can help me with. To my […]
The Bundestag, sometimes called the Reichstag, or the German Parliament building in English, is definitely a must-see! I have some very fond memories of this building. First of all, there was a picture of it on my very first German textbook, so to me, this building is Germany. Second of all, I think I’ve gone up to […]
“Theres no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.” I’m not exactly sure where this saying comes from, but I’ve heard it’s a German proverb. In any case, this pretty much became my philosophy when living in Berlin. Germany is best enjoyed outdoors, so it’s important to dress for the weather to make the most […]
“The air dries my clothes for free!” One of the students in the first English class I taught in Berlin said this to me as we were walking to the train station after class one evening. She was telling me about an American exchange student she had hosted that year. In short, it didn’t work […]
Kaffee und Kuchen, or coffee and cake, is my favorite Sunday tradition in Germany!
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From the top of the dome to the crypt, the Berlin Cathedral is a beautiful place to visit!
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Everything in Germany slows down on Sundays.