Stories from my life and travels as an American expat in Germany. Awkwardness guaranteed!

Cycling Along the Rhine River in Germany, Part 2

Rhine Cycling Trip

My husband and I recently completed a 5-day cycling trip along the Rhine River in Germany. This post covers the last three days of our vacation. If you’d like to read about the first half, which is full of castles and deadly toboggan rides, click here! Day 3 On our third day, we stopped to explore Stolzenfels Castle. Many important…Continue Reading

No Kangaroos in Austria: A Vienna Travel Guide

Mozart statue Vienna

I’ve recently returned from an amazing two-week stay in Vienna, Austria. I was there for the Goethe Institute’s 2-week language and culture course. We spent about 4 hours learning German every morning, and the rest of the day was centered around leisure activities. Of course, you’re under no obligation to do any of these activities. If you want, you can explore…Continue Reading

Getting Wasted on Father’s Day: A German Tradition

vatertag himmelfahrt drunk

Father’s Day isn’t a big deal in America. Your average American dad gets a card his wife forced the kids to sign and maybe a tie. In Germany, things are a bit…different. I can’t say for sure if men get gifts here, but I do know one thing they get here: shit-faced. In Germany, Father’s Day (Vatertag) and Ascension Day (Himmelfahrt) are combined.…Continue Reading