My husband and I are the couple that always talk about cooking more at home, succeed at it for a week or two, and then slowly start eating out more and more until the cycle begins anew. We cook at home a little more often since moving to Germany, but we still go out for… Continue reading Nobody’s Perfect: American VS German Restaurant Service
The otters are (of course) the main attraction, but there are several other animals on display, including ferrets, stoats, weasels, martens, an American mink, and even an otter hound.
Did you know that most apartment buildings in Germany doesn’t use apartment numbers? If you would have answered “yes” before reading the post heading, you’re either German, a current (or former) resident, a trivia enthusiast, or a liar. To everyone who answered “no,” I would have been right there with you, if I was still… Continue reading Things I Never Thought I’d Miss: Apartment Numbers
I’ve never been a car enthusiast. Unless it’s a sports car or several decades old, I have no idea what my husband finds so appealing when he points out a “cool” car. So it may come as a surprise to some people when they find out that my favorite place to go as a very… Continue reading The Autostadt VS AutoWorld
After nearly dying from the heatwave in NYC, the cooler temperatures here were a welcome change. …for the first day or so. Now, I’m getting a little tired of all the rain. Of all the ideas about Germany that I had in my head, a lot of rain wasn’t one of them. Mercifully, the weather… Continue reading Unexpected Differences: It’s Rainy and there are Slugs Everywhere
“…my husband and I have been affectionately referring to this place as “poo-partment” since April 2016. You see, one of his lovely upstairs neighbors does not understand proper disposal of cooking oil, and had been dumping what I have to assume were the remains of his latest schnitzel down the drain. That caused a pipe in our kitchen to backup and dirty water went everywhere.”