Christmas Markets: why December is my favorite month in Germany

Yes, I know it's January, but what better of a time to write a little blog about Weinnachtmarkts (Christmas Markets). From a country that is stereotypically known for secluded individuals who may be a bit cold, it's amazing how warm and friendly the annual Christmas markets can feel. It's some intense Hygge! Hygge is the Scandinavian word … Continue reading Christmas Markets: why December is my favorite month in Germany

When Germans say their English is ‘not so good’…

They're lying!!!! OK, maybe they're not lying, but they're confused. I've been teaching English privately for a few months in Germany. I mostly teach kids and sometimes adults. It's been amazing to see how enthusiastic Germans are in teaching their kids English or learning for themselves. I am a 1-1 tutor and offer your basic … Continue reading When Germans say their English is ‘not so good’…

A Tinguely* Feeling: reflections on global art in a small town

I grew up in Columbus, Indiana; a mecca of globally designed, architectural phenomena. Although, I think I have only recently began to appreciate the meaning of having such masterpieces available in Columbus. I currently live in Europe, where many of these famous architects began their work. If not from Europe, their art has a large … Continue reading A Tinguely* Feeling: reflections on global art in a small town

Culture Shock… a confusing phenomenon

It's  09:47 on a Monday morning and I'm sitting in the McDonald's across the street from my flat. I've been here for an hour. If you know me at all, you know this is early. I'm on my 2nd coffee in the past hour and ate some strange breakfast quesadilla. Let's be clear...I loathe McDonald's. … Continue reading Culture Shock… a confusing phenomenon

Beer in Berlin

Before I moved to Berlin so many people responded with that typical - "ooohhh they have lots of beer." Yes, Germany does have a lot of beer. But, their craft brew scene is nothing like the states. Your average super market stocks about 10 different kinds of Pilsner, some Hefeweizen, maybe a porter, a few … Continue reading Beer in Berlin

Christmas in Berlin

It's been a bit of time since I wrote, so there may be a few posts all at once. I'll start out with Christmas in Berlin...or December in Berlin. Germany is known for Christmas markets! There are over 50 on Berlin alone. I tried to hit as many as possible. There were many markets that … Continue reading Christmas in Berlin