Lange nicht gesehen (Long time no see)

It's been a while since I last posted, best laid plans and all. Where'd we leave we've been here over 3 1/2 years and are still quite happy. My German is still rather terrible although I can understand more and more. I have every intention of practicing daily but again best laid plans. We … [Read more...]

A perfect winter Sunday


We've had some snow this week but Sunday we really got some! Just walking to the train which is about 1.3 blocks away, we look like we had been flocked. It was snowing so hard that at several of the semi-indoor train stations it was snowing, inside. We were heading to 2 different Christmas markets … [Read more...]

Are you kidding me?!


So we've been trying to get our residence permit and have hit a road block. I am so beyond frustrated that I want to scream and go punch someone. Germany requires you to have health insurance in order to get the residence permit - sure, fine, whatever, great. We applied for said health insurance and … [Read more...]

Turkish (Market) Delights!


One of my absolute favorite things about living here are the Turkish Markets. There are several around town, some are small, open every day and a few others are open only 1 or 2 days a week that are quite large. My market of choice is off Maybachufer which is not terribly far from our flat. It's … [Read more...]

Leaving on a jet train


We took our 1st mini get-away on an ICE train (one of the world's fastest trains) to Düsseldorf and Cologne; it was Andrew's 1st train trip too. Traveling by train is so security, no baggage lines just hop on the train, find a seat and relax. The tickets are open so we could have gone … [Read more...]