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Trivia Day: 5 Fun Facts & 1 Fact That Changed from Brainiac Plus 5 Random Facts About Germany

Today is Trivia Day. I have a soft spot for trivia. I used to be in quiz bowl in high school and have enjoyed a few trivia nights since (though I haven’t done one in awhile). I also used to watch Jeopardy with my Grandma P, especially while Ken Jennings Read more →

Getting an International Driver’s License (Internationaler Führerschein) in Germany With a USAREUR License

Around the time we were getting everything ready to move to Kaiserslautern, I got an international driver’s license (Internationaler Führerschein) so I’d be able to drive outside of Germany. The USAREUR (US Army Europe) license I have only allows me to drive within Germany, although it was a requirement to Read more →

Moving Within Germany Part 6: Final Steps & Adjustments in the Move to Kaiserslautern

Our last steps in moving within Germany from Heidelberg to Kaiserslautern were to get the dogs registered, to  get the car registered (with me on it this time), and to adjust to little differences in the handling of trash and recycling from the Army post we had lived on to Read more →

Dinner at Zur Dicken Emma Preceded By a Gas Mishap

At the end of June, some of my grad school cohort got together for dinner at Zur Dicken Emma (The Big Emma), a restaurant in Ramstein-Miesenbach. My husband declined to go with me, so I went on my own. This would be the first time I had gotten gas on Read more →

Interview for MultiCOOLty

Awhile back, I was contacted by the founder of MultiCOOLty, a journalistic project that showcases the multicultural community in Germany, and asked to share my experiences in Germany by answering a series of questions. Last month I finally managed to finish all my answers, and my story was posted today. Read more →

Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg (Ludwigsburg Residential Palace)

On a weekend toward the end of April (last year, obviously, because I’m still that far behind), I had wanted to go to Luxembourg. However, my husband pointed out that we’d be an hour closer when we moved to Kaiserslautern (which we did in June), so I picked Ludwigsburg instead. Read more →

Karlsruhe Palace & Some of the City

Toward the end of March, we went to Karlsruhe. We parked right near Schloss Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe Palace), so that was the first thing we went to. I had not realized that there was a museum on the inside of it. Inside the museum, there was a turm (tower) for people Read more →

My First Hybrid (Online & Onsite) Class

Most of the classes for the master’s degree I’m pursuing in counseling psychology are distance education, but some of them are required to be taken as hybrid classes. In these classes, most of the class takes place online, but there are three weekends where we meet onsite from 9am to 4pm Read more →

My First Time Driving on the Autobahn

After I got my USAREUR license, I decided to start off slow. The first time I drove was to the shoppette on post. Then, a couple days later, I drove to the PX which was close by but required driving off post. Originally I planned to drive on one of Read more →

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 →

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