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The Importance of Being a Stranger

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. A view through one of Amberg’s fortified walls I like being useful. I like having something to offer the people I meet, and I like to be a good friend. When I moved to Germany, I wasn’t any of […]

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Expat Life

Our Version of a Bavarian Christmas

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. I can’t quite live with the title “Bavarian Christmas,” since I don’t really know what other people here did. But I can share our experience, at least! I really didn’t do much research or try to start any new […]

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Life in Germany

The Much- Anticipated Christmas Market!

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. While you were cooking your holiday meals, we were out celebrating the beginning of the Christmas season. Last night was the first night of the Christmas markets, which open one month before Christmas Day.  Amelia and her fellow kindergartners […]

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Life in Germany

On the Way to See St. Martin

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. Tonight we celebrated St. Martin’s Day with Amelia’s kindergarten. They have been preparing for this day, and it was pretty special! Going up the steps of Mariahilfberg.  This was a great opportunity to get some pictures of the inside […]

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Life in Germany

All Souls Day Boats

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. Although Halloween is gaining a little popularity with the older children here, the holiday we are celebrating this weekend is All Souls Day. Amelia’s kindergarten requested a few weeks ago that we bring an empty fish tin to school, […]

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Life in Germany

A-Marketing We Go…

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. I decided to bring my camera along with me this morning to the open market. I am definitely living out my ideal grocery shopping scenario. We have a tiny fridge– think of a big dorm-sized one– so I can’t […]

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Life in Germany

German Food

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. About the food… We are in a unique position to really find out what food is like here, since we have no kitchen and must eat almost all of our meals out. It has been very hard to find […]

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Life in Germany

First Impressions of Germany

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. First Impressions… Well, first of all, it is SUPER HOT here right now. Apparently, this is unusual. Also, Germans don’t seem to believe in air conditioning at all, but they do seem to be firm believers in cooling from […]

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Life in Germany

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