6 weird things about visiting the doctor in Germany

I visit the doctor often.   Annual appointments, dental visits, eye exams, etc.  I am the doctor finder and appointment scheduler for my household.  So, when we moved to Germany, it was no different.  I mean, a doctor visit by any other name would still smell like disinfectant.  While this is true, there are some glaringContinue reading “6 weird things about visiting the doctor in Germany”

Nachtansichten

A Night at the Museums Saturday was Nachtansichten.  My feet are sore, I’m tired, and I have a bit of a headache, probably from the lights.  It’s a Nachtansichten hangover.  Every Spring in Bielefeld, the city stays up past midnight and gets a little bit wild, all in the name of creativity.  Over 50 museums,Continue reading “Nachtansichten”

5 Ways Germany is Saving the Planet

Moving to Germany has made me look at the United States in a different way. I am constantly blown away by Germany’s innovations and efficiency; little things like how the toilets flush, to the way the windows open, and bigger things like the public transportation and waste system. In comparison, Germany makes the U.S. lookContinue reading “5 Ways Germany is Saving the Planet”

A Weekend in Bremen

The Myth & Legend Two hours north by train lies the birthplace of fairytales.  Disguised as one of the biggest cities in Germany, Bremen sneaks in little glimpses into its past from behind a modern infrastructure.  But this once-small town has a unique celebrity to it: I mean, not every city gets a centuries-old shoutoutContinue reading “A Weekend in Bremen”

Harry Potter on Tour

The Real Reason We Went to Berlin I mean, Berlin is nice and all, but the only reason we went there was for Harry Potter.  The Harry Potter Film Exhibition has been touring the world for about 10 years, displaying costumes and props from the films and immersing visitors into the pages of J.K. Rowling’sContinue reading “Harry Potter on Tour”

A Weekend in Berlin

Germany’s Capital This weekend, we took the DeutscheBahn from Bielefeld to Berlin for an unscheduled no-itinerary weekend in Berlin.  We didn’t even know what we wanted to do, only that we wanted to eat good food (preferably Asian) and go to a museum (preferably history).  We stayed outside of the historical section of the city,Continue reading “A Weekend in Berlin”

6 Simple Things Germany Does Right

Germany does a lot of things right.  It’s safe, clean, affordable, and efficient (German engineering is no joke!).  Every day I see something so simple and common to life here that would make a big difference back in the States.  Germany isn’t perfect.  No place is.  Here are 6 characteristics that make this country standContinue reading “6 Simple Things Germany Does Right”

Just Another Day + Giveaway

Just Another Day (Update:  The raffle is now closed.  I hope the winners enjoy the mugs! ☕) My mom always treats holidays and birthdays as “just another day” and while I find that enticing and often easy to do, I don’t think it’s the healthiest mentality.  We need a reason to celebrate. It doesn’t haveContinue reading “Just Another Day + Giveaway”

All About German Christmas Markets

I think the Christmas markets started as a way for people to keep warm in the winter.  The combination of Glühwein and bodies comfortably oozing from stand to stand is the only way we can stay warm outside.

5 German Gift Ideas for Christmas

Please note: this post contains affiliate links.  If you choose to purchase any item I talk about, this means clicking on the link also helps support my blog.  If you have the opportunity to purchase any of these items at local, independent shops in your community, please do so.  Thank you.  In Germany, Christmas  isContinue reading “5 German Gift Ideas for Christmas”