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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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Bremen | Kuß * Rosa

Everywhere I’ve called home, I’ve had a favorite neighborhood restaurant. You know the kind of place I mean, right? Delicious food and a relaxed atmosphere that keeps you going back again and again. The kind of place where you celebrate birthdays with friends, and where you always bring out-of-town guests to give them an insider’s …

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Bremen | Viertel Facades

Ever since I moved to Bremen’s beloved Viertel last fall, I’ve been plotting to wander the neighborhood with my camera to capture some of the beautiful houses (kind of like I did in Berlin).  Every single day I admire these gorgeous old homes and their absolutely amazing gardens!  Finally last Saturday, everything fell into place — …

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Bremen | It’s Almost Summer

It’s not often that I use the word herrlich to describe the weather in northern Germany, but yesterday it was truly glorious.  Sure, the  clouds and some sprinkles rolled in by early evening, but the temperatures stayed warm and pleasant.  I ran through the Bürgerpark in the early afternoon and the sunny skies made me almost burst with joy  …

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