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Month: April 2015

The Store of Tiny Things

The Store of Tiny Things

Last week, I went to the Loop5 in Frankfurt with some of my in-laws.  It’s basically a jumbo 3-story mall.   I’m all about malls, especially when they have a Starbucks. My favorite part about this mall, though, was the little knick-knack store full of tiny things.  I don’t even remember the name of this place, just that it was full of the most amazing miniature items. We walked in and there was a bin of tiny foodstuffs.  Little jars and…

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Weird German Things #5 – Or, conversely, a weird American thing

Weird German Things #5 – Or, conversely, a weird American thing

I’m one of those poor, unfortunate souls who has to pay money just to see clearly. I’m incredibly envious of all of you with perfect vision. My vision isn’t terrible, but if I want to read signs or recognize faces in public, I need my glasses or contacts.  I generally prefer wearing contacts, but they can be a pain sometimes. My vision had essentially remained the same the past three years or so.  This is great for my glasses, because…

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Public Transportation Part #1

Public Transportation Part #1

Because I don’t have my own car (as explained here), I frequently have to rely on public transportation when I need to get somewhere while the Verlobter is working. ┬áThankfully trains and buses are much more common here than in America, and for the most part I can get where I need to go rather easily, even if it takes longer than driving. The German transportation system isn’t without it’s quirks, though. ┬áDeutsche Bahn, the national train company, is one…

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Flags Everywhere #6

Flags Everywhere #6

American Cornburger – I have never seen this in America…

A Lesson in Latitude

A Lesson in Latitude

Maybe it’s because of my American sense of geography, but I have trouble grasping how far north Germany actually is. Where I live now has fairly similar weather to where I grew up – just slightly less extreme highs and lows. But I now live over ten degrees further north. For reference – the 49th Parallel, the line that forms much of the western border between Canada and the US, runs through my state here. I noticed it over the…

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