In 2009 this Midwestern girl decided that she’d had enough of Wisconsin winters and packed her bags for Europe. I landed in Prague and spent a month there learning how to teach English as a foreign language. I spent the next two and a half years in the Czech capital teaching, hanging out, and enjoying the expat life. After a while though, I thought I’d give a country that paid in Euros and used more vowels in their language a try, and relocated to Nuremberg, Germany. Here I found my happy place.
Since coming to Germany, a lot of things have changed. I’ve worked a little, and I’ve worked a lot. I’ve traveled more, and become an expert at navigating German trains even in the midst of strikes. I met a wonderful German gentleman (referred to as BV* on the blog), we shacked up, and even adopted a cat. Life here in ‘Schland isn’t always perfect, and there are just as many bureaucratic mountains as actual mountains to climb, but hey… there’s always a decent beer at the top.
In this blog you’ll find my experiences on teaching (occasionally), life in Germany, as well as posts on traveling, hiking, and my attempts at muddling through things in Denglish. Other things I enjoy include: reading, photography, cooking, yoga and Pilates (when I’m extremely motivated), and losing my mind at the sight of any furry creatures.
You can also find me here…
or just look for my episode of House Hunters International, because that happened.
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Comments, questions, and lovely things are welcome. Spam and inappropriate crap are not. Danke!
*He’s not evil, but she claims it’s his accent. I was under the impression that most Bond Villains had a Russian accent, not a German one, but what do I know?