Things I Miss + Rome Days 2 and 3

Hi, Y’all! How is it going for you? I hope you are well and happy (bonus points if you are reading this while drinking hot chocolate or something along those lines)… Me, you ask? I am a-ok. Mike is traveling for work (he’s in Switzerland, calling it “work.” Rrriiiiggghhhhtttt. Whatever you say, sweetie), but I […]

Double 0-Who? + Updates

I am not a great movie watcher, by any means. I tend to judge movies based as much on their length (my enjoyment is directly inverse to the length) as much as by their content. I don’t like scary movies, and if a lot of people die in a movie, it probably isn’t for me. […]

Big Day Here in the ‘Burg

Was ist “die Burg?” Aschaffenburg!! I made a little trip to the Edeka, hoping to make use of the excessive change we have accumulated while procuring the necessary ingredients for what has been missing in these parts (cupcakes). I tend to be easily distractible in the grocery store (and I do love grocery shopping), so […]

What Makes a Holiday? + Darmstadt, revisited

I’m not sure that I can adequately describe my answer to this question. But… I can start to answer it. A holiday has to include a special breakfast, right? Or at least a breakfast that you might not ordinarily have on, say, a Thursday. And given that we spent last weekend traipsing around Belgium, thus […]

What You Need To Know… Plus Some of the Cool Street Art We’ve Seen

1. When traveling, roller bags are ALWAYS a good idea. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. Having toted around a duffel bag on one shoulder and a computer/book bag on the other shoulder yesterday (up and down untold numbers of flights of stairs; funny thing: I had actually considered adding the concept of consistently working […]

A Second Look at Cultural Differences

Hello! Happy Thursday! Thursdays are my favorite days. The promise of a weekend is so close I can taste it! Today is going to be a day of fewer pictures, and on some of the things I’m going to say, you will be glad of this (and you may express your thanks in the comments […]

Wiesbaden and Mainz: A Tale of Two Cities

I get rivalries. I really do. I grew up deep in Bulldawg territory, and I feel like I fully understand the relationship between UGA and Georgia Tech. I also understand arch-rivalries (at least to some extent). Again, I grew up deep in Bulldawg territory, and it is in my blood to be a Gator Hater […]

Weekend Review: A Study in Contrasts

What a weekend! As the title suggests, we had a bit of a night and day kind of experience for the weekend taken as a whole. We had fantastic weather and beautiful fall vistas, as well as deeply felt disgust (and sadness, and an overwhelming sense of exhaustion just contemplating the conditions the prisoners there […]