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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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Never Pay Full Price For Pizza

Never Pay Full Price For Pizza

Mr. Faultier refuses to pay full price for pizza or any other delivery service. This is probably not a surprise for anyone who knows him. In the US, if you want to order a pizza online – we don’t do phone orders, because that requires too much social interaction – you have to go to the website of the pizza place itself and place your order. Maybe you can luck out with deals, or scour the web for coupon codes,…

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New Year’s Eve in Germany

New Year’s Eve in Germany

The holidays were a bit crazy for me, but now I’m back to work and settling into a routine again. Now that I’m back to writing, I thought I’d share a bit of what I did over my Christmas vacation. We had a small New Year’s Eve (or Silvester) party at our apartment, which required a cleansing of the apartment, with a bit of help from my mother-in-law and sister-in-law. It looked great, if only I could keep it that…

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Eiskaffee – Favorite German Things

Eiskaffee – Favorite German Things

When you order an “Iced Coffee” in America, you get a cup of black coffee with ice cubes in it. When you order and “Eiskaffee” in Germany, which sounds like the same thing, you get coffee topped with a scoop of ice cream and whipped cream. I’ll let you decide which sounds better. The first time I ordered an Eiskaffee I was pleasantly surprised, because I was truly expecting coffee with ice cubes. Instead I got one of these delicious…

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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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