Being a tourist is fun, but nothing lets you experience local culture like living with natives. That’s why I am incredibly grateful to have spent the last 5 days of my trip with a host family in a small village in Bavaria. Continue reading “Christmas in Bavaria”
My last week of Berlin was a stressful frenzy of studying for tests, correcting essays and packing. My last final was Dec. 13, a Thursday afternoon, and Friday my boyfriend Mischo and I left Berlin in the early morning for a week of traveling.
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The weekend of November 11 I made a weekend trip to Cologne to visit a friend. I had no idea it was the first weekend of Karneval. Continue reading “Kölnsch Karneval/Carnival in Cologne”
Halloween is mostly a holiday for tourists and English-speakers, or so I’m told. Nonetheless, I found a few fun ways to celebrate the holiday abroad. Continue reading “American Holidays in Germany”
The actual holiday was October 3rd, but it took me a long time to compile the post on the Eastern Europe trip, so I’m a little behind.
Tag der Deutschen Einheit, or German Unification Day, is the German national holiday. Continue reading “Tag der Deutschan Einheit: A National Holiday”