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Planning a Trip to Middle Earth

Hey folks, after a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time away, I am back! (obviously) Sorry about that. All of October was getting things ready for New Zealand, T was gone the entire month on a business trip, and work was getting very stressful. Then November we were in New Zealand! Or as I affectionately call: Middle Earth. How … Continue reading Planning a Trip to Middle Earth

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Romanticizing What Our Culture Didn’t Have

Recently, I went Oktoberfest in Konstanz with T. We considered it as a kind of a pre gaming for Oide Wiesn in Munich with other friends in the coming weekend. It was a small affair and quite a decent turnout (though smaller than we expected, but it was a Sunday afternoon and I assume people … Continue reading Romanticizing What Our Culture Didn’t Have

Old Oktoberfest? Count Me In.

This last weekend, T, M, Nicola, and I went to Munich for the ever famous and popular Oktoberfest. The conversation started because Nicola had always wanted to see the Oide Wiesn. What the hell is that, you ask? Here in Germany, the more frequent name for Oktoberfest is Wiesn, which comes from the word wiese … Continue reading Old Oktoberfest? Count Me In.

Election Day in Germany

This last Sunday was the Big Vote in the Germany (take note, Americans: election day happens on a weekend, when EVERYONE can partake! They had 76% voter turnout - compared to our 55%). The day marked whether our Tante Angie (Aunt Angie - Angela Merkel) would be reelected or if her position would go to … Continue reading Election Day in Germany