11 Things You Didn’t Know Are German (that America Inherited)

What do gummy bears, hair perms and gingerbread houses have in common? They are German inventions or traditions that made way to America. It’s amazing how many American roots are seeded from Germany. These are 11 interesting and humorous things America, and the world, got from Germany. Gummy Bears Germans love gummies like they love their […]

11 German Qualities that I Admire

Every culture has stereotypes. Germans are known as the world’s most efficient and forward thinking creatures. And to that notion, I agree. At first, I found it difficult to tap into the German culture. I could not “put my finger” on my perception of a typical German besides being too honest, stubborn and rude. Germany […]

Photographic Journey of Helsinki, Finland

Take a quick glimpse into the beauty and seaside culture of Helsinki, Finland. Click here if you have issues with the video.  

A 90-Second Glimpse into Tallin, Estonia

Below is a 90-second video that showcases the best of Tallin, Estonia. These images are compiled without digital editing, color manipulation or cropping. This is what Tallin looks like to the human eye. Enjoy the video! If you have problems with the link, please click the “video” link above. Thanks!  

10 Reasons Why Hannover is an Amazing Place to Live

When a person says, “I am moving to Germany,” most assume he or she will move to Berlin, Hamburg or Munich. The “Big Three” cities are known for its culture, cafés and constant nightlife. But, for me, life had a different path. I first arrived to Hannover and heard a German saying that translates to, “Nothing is […]

Photo Journey through Copenhagen, Denmark

Photography is my favorite hobby. It’s a therapeutic outlet that stimulates my creativity. Below is a photo montage of my favorite images from Copenhagen! Enjoy the video!

Is Europe Losing its Authenticity?

People who dream of taking a European vacation envision sipping lattes at a street side café and watching street artists. This historic notion holds true, but I have to question, “Is Europe losing its authenticity?” Throughout the last six months of living in Germany, I have visited 13 large-scaled European cities. This includes: Warsaw, Amsterdam, […]

Grünkohl Tour: A Northern German Tradition that Celebrates Kale

Have you ever experienced a grünkohl tour? I never experienced, let alone heard about, a grünkohl tour until to moving to Germany. Several years back, my husband hosted four Germans on a fellowship in Seattle and met with high-up city and business officials. The one fellow, Stefan from Oldenburg, told Tacoma city officials about the […]

A Non-Drinker’s Analysis of Germany’s Drinking Culture

In September 2012, I stepped foot into a foreign world of freedom and liberalism – German’s drinking culture. I arrived to Berlin after visiting Warsaw and Krakow Poland and Auschwitz. After reviewing the brutal mess of the 1940’s, I did not know what to expect. I noticed the young Berliners rebelling against conformity, wearing black […]

9 Things You Must Know Before Moving to Germany: Part 2

In Part One, I revealed my hectic move abroad. Changing comfort, and time, zones require countless deep breaths to overcome the many challenges. If you (or a friend) move to Germany, you must know these “rules.” Learn the Language – Before you move to Germany, learn the basic sayings. Those who learn the absolute basics […]