As part of our Italy trip this summer, we spent a long weekend in the Tuscan city of Florence. About an hour north of Rome, Florence sits in the middle of the Italian wine country, its picturesque landscape the inspiration for artists that flock to the birthplace of the renaissance. Where Rome was a barelyContinue reading “A Weekend in Florence”
Allora, allora, allora! We’re back from our trip to Italy, the first big adventure post-covid lockdown. Our vaccination passport was used more than our actual passports, and our travel wardrobe included the ever chic and fashionable FFP2 mask (it goes with everything!). I’ll be writing about our trip in a few separate posts, since weContinue reading “A Weekend in Rome”
About 2 hours west of Bielefeld, in the heart of Germany’s Ruhrgebiet, is the city of Düsseldorf. The city is an industrial powerhouse that sprawls the banks of the Rhine river and is the seat of North-Rhine Westphalia’s government. I spent the better part of the week in a suburb of the city, speaking EnglishContinue reading “A Weekend in Düsseldorf”
As winter makes its grey and gloomy entrance (wait, is that any different than fall?) and we say our final goodbye to leaves, here’s my annual mushroom post. What can I say, I’m a fungi (heh). An ode to the outdoors We live nextdoor to a rather large park with a trail that loops aroundContinue reading “Mushaboom”
During our trip to Brussels, we left the hustle of the modern city and spent a day in the middle ages exploring the small city of Bruges, a time capsule of cobblestones, abbeys, and canals. No Tardis needed Bruges is an hour west of Brussels, and a popular day trip for tourists. I didn’t knowContinue reading “A Weekend in Bruges”
A weekend in Brussels: Everything you need to know about beer, chocolate, and traveling during a global pandemic.
Hamburg from a Height A three hour train ride from Bielefeld is Hamburg, a port city located on the Elbe river. Hamburg has always had an international atmosphere due to its historic role as a major port between Europe, Scandinavia, and America. Now, it’s the hub of Germany’s media and the European headquarters for manyContinue reading “A Weekend in Hamburg”
When I think of schools in rural areas, I think of Ohio. Underfunded, old, and probably not the best education. But honestly, I think of the same things when it comes to urban or suburban schools. Walking into the Sassenberg Secondary school was like walking into a corporate HQ…only this one was for learning. MyContinue reading “High School in Germany”
Allow me to take you through a typical German Christmas season…who knows, you might want to adopt some festivities into your holidays.
Germany is a culture of remembrance, and a culture of action. See how they keep nazism at bay and honor those affected by it. #nazisraus