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Category Archives: Daily Life In Germany

Our day to day life in Germany since November 2011.

Heidelberg Christmas Market & Our First Time Up to the Schloss

About halfway through December we went to Heidelberg’s Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market). We started at Bismarckplatz around 3p and parked in the Darmstädter-Hof-Centrum parking garage, the best one we have found if you want to start at the Bismarckplatz end of Hauptstrasse. Rain started as soon as we came out of Read more →

McDonald’s and Mandy’s Railyway Diner in Heidelberg

While looking at the pictures for the Long Night of Museums, I realized there were a couple other places I meant to tell you about and never got around to. I was originally going to write a post about where to get American food in Heidelberg, but never got around Read more →

Lange Nacht der Museen (Long Night of Museums)

When I was going to link back to this post in the last one, I realized it didn’t exist. I don’t know if I accidentally deleted the draft or if I forgot to write one. At any rate, here it is now, and if it had appeared in order I Read more →

Army Medicine in Europe Holiday Ball

December 7th was the Army Medicine in Europe Holiday Ball, the first ball my husband and I have gotten to attend and the last of its kind to be held in Heidelberg. When we arrived in Germany last year, the tickets for the ball that had taken place at the Read more →

Saturn & Café Romantic on Heidelberg’s Hauptstrasse

After Sembach, we went back to Heidelberg. I told my husband if he picked somewhere to eat I’d take him to dinner to cheer him up. Originally he wanted to go to Schützenhaus because he wanted schnitzel and wanted me to be able to take pictures since I hadn’t last Read more →

My First Time Trying Maultaschen

My husband picked me up from work on the last Friday in September, and my camera was on the seat. I asked why he had it in the car, and he said he thought I wanted to take pictures at Schützenhaus since I hadn’t last time or, he suggested, we Read more →

Getting a Tourist Passport While Living in Germany

I had never had a passport before we got orders to Germany, but a little while before we came here, I got a no-fee passport. I was originally told that I could travel on it but later found out that’s not the case. Countries in the European Union have open Read more →

My First Day at the Child Development Center

It’s been awhile since I told you about in-processing as a Child & Youth Program Assistant. As promised, it’s finally time to tell you about my first day at the Child Development Center (which go figure I’m posting a couple days after my employment officially ended since I have been in Read more →

5 on Friday Link Up: 5 American Products I Discovered in Germany

I have written about my some of my favorite German products a couple of times (here and here). Today I want to tell you about some American products that I didn’t use until I lived in Germany. Since there happened to be 5 of them, I saved it for the Read more →

5 on Friday Link Up: 5 Tips & Tricks for Daily Life in Germany or the US

I was already planning to write this post and realized there were exactly five things, which makes it perfect for The Good Life‘s 5 on Friday Link Up. While living in Germany, there have been a few things I have needed to find a workaround for. I’ll tell you a Read more →

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