Category Archives: German life/culture

Christmas market

Christmas is big here.  By the end of November Christmas markets are popping up throughout the country and in several neighboring countries as well (last year we went to one in Brussels, Belgium).  All the major cities have them, usually lasting for several weeks up through the holiday and sometimes into the New Year.  In […]

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Hessentag 2011…done.

I’m a little late with this recap, but I’ve been meaning to tell you about Hessentag.  So, the overall conclusion is: it was fine.  Fun while it lasted but nice to have things back to normal around here.  Driving was a complete pain- don’t even get me started on the obnoxious 20 minute detour I had […]

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So what's been going on?

I’ve been neglecting the blog lately…not intentionally, mind you.  Just, somehow a week has passed and I realized I haven’t put anything down about what’s been going on.  Shame on me!  So, I think I’ll give a bullet points overview of what has been happening lately.  Here’s what we’ve been up to: We had our […]

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Who wants to try haxe?

Who out there knows what haxe is? So Joe and I had been told about this dish during our very first week in Germany.  We were told it is delicious, a favorite item in these parts.  In fact someone told us it was their absolute favorite thing they’d eaten while living abroad.  Hmmm, that is […]

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Hallo, ich bin Rachael.

Our first German lesson was tonight.  And after two hours I learned how to say “I am Rachael”.  Promising, I know.  So yeah, this foreign language thing is hard!  I am dreaming about my high school Spanish class.  Even my college Spanish class with the Venezuelan professor who wouldn’t speak ANY English.  At all.  Ever. […]

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Dinner at Zum Rad

So I’m still catching up on all that took place while my friend Kim was visiting.  While at a meeting for an expatriate women’s club that I will be joining (yes, I drug Kim to that as well) I met a wonderful German woman named Moni.  She was so kind and as Kim and I […]

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Welcome to the neighborhood…

So I thought I should quickly share just a couple pics of where we are living.  This is just our temporary place until we find a permanent home in the next couple months.  And here is what the parking looks like on the side street by our place.  Thankfully we have a parking spot in […]

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