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Month: August 2015

KLM Chaos

KLM Chaos

I had been trying to decide when would be the best time to publish this story, but I suppose that since we will be in the air when this publishes, it’s as good of a time as any. When the Verlobter and I were preparing to travel to the US for Christmas, we did our usual scrounging of the cheapest flights possible. Once I get a full-time job, I will probably put an end to this, because I feel like…

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Globus Notebooks – Awkward English

Globus Notebooks – Awkward English

It is a glorious time here in Germany, even though students in Rheinland-Pfalz just got out of school, it seems, due to the staggered vacation scheduling (which I will probably post about in more detail later), students in Nordrhein-Westfalen are already heading back! This means that, even though everyone here is deep into vacation, there are school supplies everywhere! I love buying office and organizational supplies, even though I am one of the least organized people you will ever meet….

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Finding Each Other in Foreign Lands – Americans vs. Germans

Finding Each Other in Foreign Lands – Americans vs. Germans

Americans get very excited when they spot someone from their region in a foreign land. The Verlobter and I were at a mall in Kaiserslautern, waiting outside Primark for his family, when a couple came up to us and asked if we were from St. Louis. The Verlobter, you see, was wearing a St. Louis Blues shirt. We informed them that I was from St. Louis, the woman and I briefly exchanged life stories, and then they walked off, never…

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My Top Twelve Travel Tips

My Top Twelve Travel Tips

I’ve been writing a lot about travel lately in preparation for my big wedding trip to the US at the end of the month. As I’ve been working on my travel posts, which mostly focus on packing, and helping my in-laws get organized for the US, I’ve been thinking about some other general tips that would be useful for travelers. I’ve also asked the Verlobter for some input, and he reminded me of a few things I hadn’t thought of….

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I Finally Tried Sauerkraut

I Finally Tried Sauerkraut

I have been living in Germany for over a year, and I had somehow managed to avoid sauerkraut. For some strange reason, the idea of sour, fermented cabbage did not appeal to me. The Verlobter was appalled at this realization and decided to cook up a “real German dinner” for me, which consisted of sauerkraut, instant mashed potatoes, and bratwurst. I almost missed the sauerkraut, because we couldn’t find it at Lidl – but then I would have been subjected…

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