Halloween Look – Easy Vampire

Halloween Look – Easy Vampire

Originally Posted: October 5th, 2015 I’ve sadly got no Halloween plans this year, because Fastnacht is really the big costume holiday in Germany. And working full-time is sticking sucking away all of my energy. But, in celebration of the upcoming holidays, I’m reposting my Halloween makeup tutorials! I get really excited when Halloween is coming up because I love playing with costumes, especially costume makeup. I minored in Theatre for my Bachelor degree and one of my favorite classes was…

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Commuting on the Autobahn

Commuting on the Autobahn

I have already written a post about driving in Germany, and in it, I mentioned that I could probably dedicate a whole post to the Autobahn. Well, here is that post! Though, I’m not debunking myths as much as telling you how to drive without getting run over by an angry driver in a BMW (it’s always the BMWs).  Now I commute on the Autobahn daily, so I feel like I actually have some of the experience necessary to talk…

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Book Review: German Men Sit Down To Pee

Book Review: German Men Sit Down To Pee

Disclaimer: I was sent a free review copy by one of the authors, however, I was not compensated in any other way for this review. Opinions are completely my own. What’s it about? German Men Sit Down To Pee & Other Insights Into German Culture is a humorous take on German culture by a German (Niklas Frank) and an Irishman living in Germany (James Cave).  I feel that Cave must have had many experiences like mine, because I felt this…

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Ten Tips for Surviving in Germany

Ten Tips for Surviving in Germany

My parents and younger sister are landing in Germany tomorrow, and in honor of their visit, and a bit too late to be of any real use to them, I have compiled a list of my top tips for surviving a trip to Germany – presented in no particular order. 1. Prepare for Grocery Shopping Getting to the cashier in a German grocery store is a high-stress situation. They are speedy and everyone in line with you has high expectations…

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Sorry I Vanished

Sorry I Vanished

May was a pretty exciting month for me. I started a full-time job as a technical writer, which is quite a bit different from what I had been doing. And going from teaching a few classes a week to working 40 hours a week has pretty much wrecked my routine, but after a month, I think I’ve settled into a new one. The beginning of the month was especially rough, as I wasn’t yet comfortable driving to work (stick-shifts are…

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