Posted in August 2011


Here in southern Germany, summer this year has meant mostly gray skies and rain. My umbrella has been a current fixture in my purse and we’ve been pulling the plants under cover more often than not so they won’t drown. It’s not been ideal for afternoons in the beer gardens or bike rides along the … Continue reading

Compare and Contrast: Working

Working in a foreign country (Germany), in a foreign language (German), in a region with accents so thick, it’s almost as if I have no language skills at all (Schwabisch) is unsurprisingly, tricky. But aside from the language situation, working in Germany still manages to present itself with a few tricks and challenges not normally … Continue reading