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I may be at work today here in Germany, but my heart is out there with all you Americans picnicking and watching fireworks displays.  I hope the weather is just perfect and that you’re enjoying the time with friends and family. Happy 4th!

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Five Years

For those of you who have been keeping track, this week marked five years since I moved to Germany.  I’m not feeling quite as introspective as I was last year, but it still seems fitting to acknowledge the passage of time.  Life is as busy as ever, but I’m looking towards the future and Germany …

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Expat life: Exchanging my driver's license in Germany

Expat Life | Führerschein!

For more than a decade I’ve lived in cities with comprehensive public transportation systems — New York, Hamburg, Berlin — and I must admit, I’ve barely driven at all in that time. That’s certainly one of the reasons why, for the last five years, I’ve procrastinated on the bureaucratic process of exchanging my American driver’s …

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Frohe Festtage!

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are already upon us!  Since we’re not traveling far for our celebrations, I was expecting to have more time to let everything sink in and really embrace the season.  But here it is, Christmas Eve, and I’m only kind of in the holiday spirit.  Maybe I need to …

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