Germany: Three Month Impressions + August Joy Report

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.Continue reading “Germany: Three Month Impressions + August Joy Report”

Summer in the City, Munich

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 moreContinue reading “Summer in the City, Munich”

Munich Guide: Pasing

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 hasContinue reading “Munich Guide: Pasing”

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:Continue reading “A Week of Happies (no crappies!)”

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,Continue reading “Munich Guide: Olympia Park”

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 isContinue reading “Munich: A Shwitastic Guide!”

Germany: First Impressions

Ah, first impressions. They can make or break a relationship. So far, Germany has been kind to us. We’ve been here for two weeks, so I thought I’d put on paper (on screen?) our first impressions of living in our newly adopted country. Learning German is a must. Ok – so we could probably getContinue reading “Germany: First Impressions”

Hello, Munich!

Tot ziens, Holland. Willkommen in Deutschland! We did it, we made it to Munich! Before I start, I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge current world events – specifically the Black Lives Matter protests happening in America right now. As an American living abroad for the foreseeable future, to be honest, I feel aContinue reading “Hello, Munich!”