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 […]
As a 90’s child, I remember the first bouts of techno music that became mainstream. Songs like “Sandstorm” and “Zombie Nation” were my favorite electronic-beat songs. I like house, electronic and minimal-techno music for what it is, but these ambient beats inspire my creativity. I listen to a variety of house, lounge, techno, electronic and […]
Long before smart phones and modern trends, humans used “historic” tools for daily needs. Leather jackets kept us warm on a cold winter’s night. Samsonite suitcases carried our goods across the world. And, flip phones called and texted loved ones outside of our home. In America, what seems like an “ancient” 90’s trend is still […]
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 […]
Take a quick glimpse into the beauty and seaside culture of Helsinki, Finland. Click here if you have issues with the video.
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!
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 […]
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!
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, […]
How to Keep a Dream Journal For those who are in-tune with their dreams know that there is a message behind their dreamlike vision, thought, or emotion. A dream journal is an insight to your inner world and allows a person to analyze recurrent patterns or aspects of life that require interpretation. Maintaining a dream […]