Munich Guide: Blutenburg Castle

Technically, Schloss Blutenburg. We take a lot of walks these days. Well, honestly, we’ve taken a lot of walks since March when the coronavirus restrictions started. Shane is still unable to work due to coronavirus delays, so we’re still walking! Lucky for us, we have a new neighborhood to explore, and Schloss Blutenburg happens to […]

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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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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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The adventure continues!

Six years ago, we moved to the Netherlands so that I (Shane) could complete a PhD. Last March, I completed said PhD. Since that time, I’ve searched for a postdoc position while working as a freelance science editor. Why such a long job search? Well, there are a couple of issues: My research interests are […]

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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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Bremen, Germany

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Time for Christmas markets, folks! The 6th edition of “The Shwits Drink Too Much Glühwein” was hosted by Bremen, Germany with a special guest – our friend, Kaitlin, joining us all the way from North Carolina! Bremen, Germany’s 11th largest city, is located about 3 hours west […]

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Utrecht, the Netherlands

Guys, we did it. It’s taken us 5.5 years, but we made the long and treacherous 1 hour and 56 minute train ride from Groningen to Utrecht! I know our days in the Netherlands are numbered, so I have an unofficial Dutch bucket-list running in my mind. We’ve hit a number of the major Dutch […]

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Château du Val: Saint-Just, France

When your friends invite you to their wedding in a literal castle, you say yes! Ok, so we would have said yes even if it wasn’t in a castle. Not the point. Our road trip culminated at Château du Val, which is located just outside the tiny town of Saint-Just in the Brittany region of […]

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