A Weekend in Bonn

48 Hours in Bonn This weekend, I took the train from Bielefeld to Bonn, where Josh has been living and working for the past month.  He is working at the Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics (HIM), in partnership with Universität Bonn. This was my first time leaving Bielefeld by train and traveling by myself.  IContinue reading “A Weekend in Bonn”

The Bielefeld Conspiracy

Bielefeld Doesn’t Exist When you go searching on the internet for useful information on Bielefeld, good luck finding real answers.  Hop on any forum, thread or discussion board asking for things to do while visiting Bielefeld, or god forbid if you needed urgent information, don’t be surprised if all the answers say: “Bielefeld?  That placeContinue reading “The Bielefeld Conspiracy”

The Expat Impostor

It’s normal to experience doubt.  It’s normal to think to yourself, “I can’t do this.”  That’s called being a human.  But withholding everyday activities out of fear of failure, not allowing yourself simple joys because you don’t think you’re “good enough” is not normal.  There’s a phenomenon often found in academia where people are flooded with thoughts of inadequacy and are left questioning their competency. Moving overseas can tend to exacerbate these feelings. I learned that the hard way.

The Expert Way to Move your Dog Abroad

We learned we were moving to Germany last August, a month after we moved to Kent.  The first thing we did was buy an airline crate for Sherlock. And then we returned it. The first one we got was so big that I could easily fit in it and sit down crisscross-applesauce.  It was tooContinue reading “The Expert Way to Move your Dog Abroad”

One Year Later: Why Ohio Sucks

It’s been a year since we moved.  A year since we left a city that’s on every Top 10 list, for a town in one of the least desirable areas in the nation.  Northeast Ohio is a hidden gem in the U.S. and we couldn’t be happier that we found this magical place. Here’s whatContinue reading “One Year Later: Why Ohio Sucks”

Trending Sunwear for National Sunglasses Day

Happy National Sunglasses Day!  That’s a real holiday right?  It is for people in the optical world, I promise.  Every June 27 we go to work bleary-eyed from staying up all night waiting for the sunglasses fairy to bring us the best new styles of the season.   Oh man, I wish.  Really, we use thisContinue reading “Trending Sunwear for National Sunglasses Day”