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Wine tasting in Bremen | No Apathy Allowed

Wine Tasting in Bremen

Last week I — along with the other Nordbloggers — had the pleasure of being invited to a wine tasting hosted by Ludwig von Kapff in Bremen’s Überseestadt.  I happen to love that part of town, full of old renovated warehouses and chic restaurants with views of the harbor.  I also happen to love wine and …

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Balcony and kitchen | No Apathy Allowed

The New Apartment: A Blank Canvas

Hi friends, I don’t have a lot of words for you today, but I thought the least I could do was share a few photographs of my new (still empty) apartment!  I picked up the keys on Saturday and will spend my evenings this week cleaning and painting before moving in this coming Saturday. To say …

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Bremen | Rhododendron Park

Did you know that rhododendrons are the state flower of Washington?  We grew up with them in our yard and every time I see them here in Germany, they feel like ein Stücken Heimat (a little piece of home).  So I’ve always been curious to visit Bremen’s Rhododendron Park, the second largest collection of rhododendrons in the world …

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Falling in a Hole

Over the last few months I’ve gotten to know a German expression that I’d never really paid attention to before…  After submitting my dissertation in November and now finally having defended it on Monday (!),  plenty of friends expressed concern that I should keep myself busy so that I don’t “fall in a hole” (in ein Loch fallen) that’s …

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