Mittenwald, Germany & the Leutasch Gorge

Looking down from the Leutasch Gorge trail.

There was a time, shortly after we moved to Munich, where I genuinely (and naively) thought that we jussst might get to take a weekend trip for our anniversary. But, ya know, life happens. Instead of a weekend trip, we hopped a train south, to Mittenwald, Germany, for a hike I’d been eyeballing – the […]

Read More

Kranzhorn Mountain Hike, Germany (& Austria!)

German Kranzhorn summit cross.

We may not get to *actually* travel much this year, but I can at least say I’ve been to Austria twice! ANNDDD technically I’ve walked across the border, so if that’s not an adventure then I don’t know what is. We’re pretty lucky to have two friends from Groningen also living in the Munich area, […]

Read More

Germany: Three Month Impressions + August Joy Report

Entrance to the Mini-Hofbrauhaus

It’s hard to believe that we’ve been in Munich for three months. Even harder to believe that Shane still isn’t working, but that’s a post for another day (I don’t have nice things to say, and we need the good karma). A month into our German expat adventure, I wrote about my (our) first impressions. […]

Read More

Summer in the City, Munich

A full image of the Koningsplatz ferris wheel.

Remember that time I was super excited to move to THE Oktoberfest city and then it was canceled for the first time since WWII? Oktoberfest is the largest Volksfest (folk festival) in the world and generally brings in ~1.5 billion euros from tourists each year. Until we moved here, we didn’t realize that there’s more […]

Read More

Hiking in Ehrwald, Austria

View over the Seebensee.

If I could insert googly-eyes, I’d do it. I know we’ve only been in Munich for 2 months, but I’ve been dying to get to the mountains. So, when a soon-to-be-whenever-Germany-lets-Shane-finally-work (ugh) colleague invited us to tag along on a day trip to the Alps, we jumped at the chance. So, last Friday we headed […]

Read More

Munich Guide: Pasing

A picture of a large sunflower.

It occurred to me the other day that I’ve been so focused on experiencing (and sharing) Munich city center, that I haven’t talked much about our little neck of the woods – Munich, Pasing! Pasing is a district in west Munich and feels like a city of its own (because it originally was). It has […]

Read More

A Week of Happies (no crappies!)

Sorry for the language, but 2020 is a sh*t show. I mean, now Kayne is running for President? I just can’t. And Shane’s job? It was supposed to start in May and now we’re looking at September (more on that in a later post). Thanks, Corona! My sister and soon-to-be brother-in-law taught us a game: […]

Read More

Munich Guide: Olympia Park

Our trip to Olympia Park was an accident. Ok, kind of. I mean it was on ‘the list’ and we did intentionally bike there, but our original plan was to go swimming in the Isar river. That plan was foiled once we looked at the radar. So instead, we decided to check out Olympia Park, […]

Read More