When you sit down at a restaurant here in Germany, one that is not even particularly busy, it is your job to wave down a server and ask for menus. Don’t be fooled, contrary to popular belief, that actually is a lot to ask of a German server, so don’t be surprised if you… Continue reading A crash course on how to survive dining out in Germany
You know what’s a pain in the ass? Cobblestone streets. Seriously, how are these still being produced? I can understand, that way back in ancient times, the only way to make streets was with a mosaic of stones or maybe bricks. And that worked just fine, wheels were maybe a little more primitive too, and… Continue reading Cobblestone streets are a pain in the ass
Sometimes, on rare occasions, I go out and I don’t even get lost. It is like a miracle that I take credit for, and then get all arrogant. Like today, when I ventured out into Berlin all by myself. The last couple weeks I have had little reason to venture further than the couple block… Continue reading Look At Me! I’m So Awesome. I Didn’t Even Get Lost Once Today.
When I landed in South Africa, in 2006, I was a very naïve, wide-eyed, and extremely jet-lagged 17-year-old girl. I remember lying in bed on my second night there, crying. Nearly a year, so far away from home, felt extremely daunting. I silently wished away time and cursed myself for jumping so far out of… Continue reading Chances, we should take ’em.