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Month: July 2015

Long-Haul Flight Entertainment – Staying Sane

Long-Haul Flight Entertainment – Staying Sane

I appreciate that a 14 – 15 hour journey from Frankfurt to St. Louis is absurdly fast, given the distance we’re traveling. But it can be mind-numbingly boring to be stuck in a flying metal tube for hours at a time. You can only ponder the technological achievement for so long before the noise of the jets drives you insane. I’ve compiled a list of my chosen forms of entertainment for during the flight. In-Flight Movies As far as I know…

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Maybelline Color Tattoo – My Multiples

Maybelline Color Tattoo – My Multiples

When I have multiple colors of a product, then I know that it’s probably a good product. Looking through my makeup collection, I’ve found several product that I own multiples of. And I figured that’s a great place to start when telling you what I like to use. First up are my Maybelline Color Tattoo cream eyeshadows. These are found both in Germany and America, though they’re going to run a bit cheaper in America. I love them because they’re…

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Favorite German Things #3 – Apfelschorle

Favorite German Things #3 – Apfelschorle

Germans have a pretty big obsessions with 1) bubbly drinks and 2) mixing together beverages that most normal people would consume alone. It took me awhile to come around to sparkling water, but I finally managed with the help of Apfelschorle as a crutch. Apfelschorle is apple juice mixed with sparkling water. It’s not quite as sickly sweet as straight apple juice, but it covers up the bitter taste of the sparkling water. It comes premixed or you can make…

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Weird German Things #8 – Cash Required

Weird German Things #8 – Cash Required

For a people who pride themselves on efficiency and paper trails, the Germans sure are fond of paying with cash. Many restaurants and bars have no credit card machines, and the ones that do will often require your bill to be at least 10€ before they’ll let you pay with your card. This frustrates the Verlobter to no end, because he realizes the convenience and efficiency of paying by card, and he also likes to keep a thorough record of…

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My TSA-Approved Liquids Bag

My TSA-Approved Liquids Bag

I’m going to be heading back to America at the end of August, so expect some more travel related posts popping up as I prepare myself. I’m desperately trying to cure myself of my overpacking tendencies, so I’m hoping that by documenting my packing process, I can hold myself accountable for being efficient. First up is my liquids bag – my little one liter or so plastic bag that I can fill with 100 ml bottles because that is apparently…

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