Munich’s Hirschgarten: A ‘How-To’

Shane with a mass at the Hirschgarten.

Shane says that if I were to have a superpower, it would be the power of awkwardness. I have the uncanny ability to make any seemingly normal situation perfectly awkward. How? I’m not entirely sure, but I can generally feel it coming on, and the more I try to make the situation less awkward, well, […]

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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, […]

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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: 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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48 Hours in Munich, Germany

I don’t know about you guys, but I need a mental break from the coronavirus news. We’re not on full lockdown here in the Netherlands, but bars, restaurants, and gyms are closed, public transportation has been reduced, and people are encouraged to work from home. Long story short, it’s all anyone can talk about. So, […]

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Groningen to Munich: A Train Adventure

🎶 This is the story of a girl, who took a train around the whole world! 🎶 Ok, not quite, but that song popped in my head as I started to write this so you get what you get. This IS the story, though, of a girl who reluctantly agreed to take a train from […]

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Mont Saint-Michel: Normandy, France

Ah, Mont Saint-Michel, you tourist-trap beauty! 2.5 million – that’s how many come to Mont Saint-Michel per year, and we were one of them. Well, two of them I suppose. I honestly had never heard of Mont Saint-Michel until we started planning this trip, but I’m a sucker for a good castle and a great […]

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