We are so bad at Berlin’ing

We had been looking for a small live music venue in our neighborhood. Google searches only brought up tourist spots downtown or concerts in the giant stadiums. Not really what we were looking for. Then one day, over the summer, I heard someone talking about a great local spot where they had just heard an… Continue reading We are so bad at Berlin’ing

The #1 Reason the German Language Makes Me Want to Cry

It is no secret that die, der, or das is an important aspect of German vocabulary. Simply translated it means, “the.” But the German language never agreed to be simple. Each noun, depending on its gender, carries the corresponding article with it. I was told in the beginning that it is important to always learn… Continue reading The #1 Reason the German Language Makes Me Want to Cry

An Idiot Abroad

Living (or even just traveling) abroad is sure to bring out the ignorant idiot in all of us. When that somewhere new comes with a foreign language the confusion compounds. This combination has sure brought my clueless, airhead tendencies to surface a time or two. But that’s not much of an accomplishment; my blooper-reel is… Continue reading An Idiot Abroad

How to Kick Homesickness Out

As exciting and wonderful as living abroad is, it can also be very difficult and lonely at times. New customs, unfamiliar faces, no comfort zone. There is often an adjustment period to cope with when moving somewhere new. And even more often, homesickness can sneak up multiple times, at any point while you’re living away… Continue reading How to Kick Homesickness Out

Look At Me! I’m So Awesome. I Didn’t Even Get Lost Once Today.

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.