Pergamon, Ishtar and other ancient things

Scale model of Babylon

The other weekend was supposedly a "free" museum weekend in Berlin...lies, I tell you. Well, at least the museum we wanted to see wasn't free, The Pergamon. For those not up on your ancient history, here is a link to read more but the micro-version is Pergamon was a city in ancient Greece that was … [Read more...]

Hamburg in 6 hours or less

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Berlin has this super cool train ticket on the weekends called Schönes-Wochenende in which 5 people can travel round-trip for 40 euro. The down side is you have to do all your traveling in 1 day. My cousin Erin was here visiting and we wanted to take a day trip...so off to Hamburg we went. … [Read more...]

Long overdue….

My residence permit

This post is long overdue, actually about 5 posts are overdue but I can only write one at time. So I finally got my residence permit it involved many things including a charming translator, a dude in the back of a motor home and some shady health insurance. To recap for those that might not be … [Read more...]

36…what does it mean?

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In our travels around town and in particular our neighborhood, we've noticed that many of the establishments have 36 written at the end of their name like: Currywurst 36, Eis 36, etc. At first, we thought that it was the number in their chain but we have seen it too often for that to be the case. … [Read more...]

Are you kidding me?!

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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...]