If you’re renting an apartment in Germany, chances are you have neighbors with cats that regularly go outside. While that might seem perfectly normal to your average German, I personally found it to be one of the strangest aspects of life in Germany. In the USA (at least, where I’m from) you only have an… Continue reading Outdoor Lifestyle for Apartment Cats in Germany
My husband and I are planning to do a bike tour of Bavaria this Summer. It’s not my first choice for a vacation, but it’s a good compromise since I want to see Bavaria and he wants to cycle. So, I’ve been “training” for at least a half hour every day, with the intention of… Continue reading Whose Bike Path is it Anyway?
As many of you with an interest in Germany already know, privacy is a big concern for most Germans. The first time I added one of my husband’s German friends on Facebook, I didn’t realize he was using a fake name. He had split up his first name, so that it appeared on Facebook as… Continue reading Fakebook: German Privacy Concerns
I’ve had access to a computer and the Internet since about age nine. If you’re young, that probably doesn’t seem like a big deal. I’m 30-years-old, though; not many of my fellow Americans were going online in the mid-90’s. From day one, I was obsessed. While other kids were sneaking out of the house, I… Continue reading Chaos Communication Congress in Leipzig, Germany
A recent poll has revealed that many Germans don’t like Halloween. That’s a real shame, as it’s quite clearly the best holiday. Also, they could really use a buffer between Summer and Christmas. There have been Christmas decorations for sale here since late September, and the Christmas lights have been glowing downtown since mid October.… Continue reading Halloween, German Style
I was supposed to have a post up last week about our visit to Prague. Unfortunately, as it sometimes does, life got in the way! The post is all ready to go. I just need to get the pictures I took off of my husband’s cameras. Fingers crossed, that post will be up this Thursday. In… Continue reading A Witch, a Lynx, and an American Go on a Hike
The match itself was much more fun than I had expected; not just the game, but the entire experience. There was a lot of chanting, singing, and coordinated jumping from the crowd. They even gave one of the fans a microphone so that he could lead them in bolstering their home team’s spirit.
This past weekend, we attended the Tag der Niedersachsen, which was held right here in Wolfsburg. This festival was for the entire state of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony). I’d compare it in size to a county fair in the USA. More than half of the booths were businesses, clubs, and other organizations trying to garner interest… Continue reading Tag der Niedersachsen, 2017
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.
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