I have (somewhat) successfully survived living and working in Germany for five months now. My German is still shit and I still don’t think I’ve figured out how to properly sort my recycling, but all in all, I am pretty proud of myself–gold star, me. As I near the halfway point for my time in Germany… Read More an american abroad
Speaks flawless* German to the cashier at the supermarket. She responds in English. — the story of an American in Germany (or maybe just the biography of my life). I have been teaching in Lichtenstein, Germany for almost two months now and it has honestly been a truly amazing experience. Don’t get me wrong. There have definitely… Read More the life of a foreign language assistant
Berlin truly is a city with endless possibilities. You could spend a lifetime exploring Berlin–strolling along her peculiar alleyways, studying her towering cathedrals, observing her unique culture–and still, day after day, discover something new. There is so much in Berlin that I have yet to do, yet I still feel as if I am reuniting with an old friend… Read More “ich bin ein berliner”
I have now been living and teaching in Lichtenstein, Germany for about two weeks now, and what a two weeks it has been! I have spoken more German, eaten more bread and cheese, and dealt with more bureaucratic bullshit in the past weeks than at any other time in my life. I have also come to really… Read More slowly becoming german
It really is an overwhelming feeling to see a town for the first time and know that for the next year: this is your home. You are filled with curiosity, with fascination, with hope. Yet at the same time, arriving in Lichtenstein, though uncharted and unexplored, provided me with a long-awaited feeling of relief. Finally,… Read More first thoughts on lichtenstein, saxony
The bustling streets of Cologne never cease to amaze me–from artists composing stunning chalk portraits on the sidewalk to inspirational gospel choirs singing outside the cathedral, there always seems to be something lively and provocative happening around every corner.
My objective for this blog is to update my friends, family, and curious strangers about my year teaching English in Germany and all my future travels.… Read More the nomad from nashville