September Joy Report

A large pretzel and cheese dip.

Yes, I’m a day late. I just wanted to make sure I incorporated the entire month of September for the most accurate reporting, ya know? Anyway, quick update on Munich life, then on to the joy report! It’s been in the American news lately that the numbers of coronavirus cases in Europe are increasing, which […]

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The Truth about Moving to Munich

Shane leaving for work on his bike.

I’m just going to come out and say it. Moving to another country is nothing like the movies. Sure, you can sell your things, pack your bags, and take off for that new life abroad, but generally speaking, you won’t be staying longer than 90 days or legally working without some sort of residence permit. […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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: […]

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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, […]

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Munich: A Shwitastic Guide!

22 days. That’s how long it took for me to get around to buying a cheese pretzel (käsebrezel, as I now know). This may seem insignificant (which, ok it is), but I love cheese and I surely love that cheese on a pretzel – ERGO – this is an unacceptable situation. My pretzel antidote is […]

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