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My 2nd Blogiversary & Top 10 Posts

Where has the time gone? It doesn’t seem like it’s already been a year since the last blogiversary, and it certainly doesn’t seem like it’s already been two years since my first post, which I made just about a month before we moved to Germany. Last year at this time, Read more →

Guest Post on Life Lessons of a Military Wife: The German Dining Experience

Many times when reading reviews for German restaurants I see the same few complaints by tourists: “No one came to seat me. The food took too long to arrive. The waitress did not give me refills. We sat around waiting and were not given the check.” Generally, these aren’t flaws Read more →

German Culture Class Day 3 Part 2

Now, for the random tidbits in class: The teacher briefly mentioned the Bad (spa) which is where one can go for healthy water and pure air as well as pampering. One thing I found surprising was that even children get facials in Germany. She also briefly talked about buying meat. Read more →

German Culture Class Day 3 Part 1

In our third day of German culture class we covered a few topics. The main focus was  public transportation, so I’ll discuss that in Part 1 and the rest in Part 2. Heidelberg has three kinds of public transportation, the Straßenbahn (tram),  S-bahn (suburban train), and Bus. The Buses are Read more →

German Culture Class Day 2 Part 2

Next we talked about shopping in Germany. The teacher had set up a small show and tell with some examples of products. She told us about Rewe, Aldi, Pennymarkt, and Real. You might recognize Aldi from the States. It’s the same chain but one thing they have I never noticed Read more →

German Culture Class Day 2 Part 1

Our second day of German Culture Class was as varied as the first. We covered bicyclists, restaurants, grocery stores (complete with a little show and tell), the Apotheke (similar to a pharmacy in the States), a couple random tips for getting along in Germany, and even a little bit of Read more →

German Culture Class Day 1 Part 2

We learned a few things about Heidelberg such as that the air can be dirty due to the industrial area and the fact Heidelberg sits in a valley, but it is usually only a problem in winter. I have noticed myself that from some of the buildings you can see Read more →

German Culture Class Day 1 Part 1

In early December my husband had to attend a German culture class which ran for a few days, and I was allowed to attend with him. [Edit: I later found out this is the “Culture College” run by Army Community Service.] At the beginning of the first class we got Read more →

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