We embarked on the expat experience in Berlin in 2007 and our lives were changed forever. We saw Obama's 2008 campaign speech, got engaged on the Tower Bridge in London, and generally ripped it up in Berlin.
To finish it off, we took an absolutely whirlwind month-long trip around Europe from Vienna to Istanbul to Paris & more.
Home in rainy (but lovely) Seattle we got married, hugged our parents, and re-connected with friends...but expat living still beckoned. The most common question,
"Why did you come home?"
...nagged at us. Why did we go home? What did we want to do? So we did the only logical thing, we moved Back to Berlin.
DBall Baklava - Baking with Dad
Remember 6th grade when all you needed to get an "A" on a project was to bring food? I had one such project on Greece and being the "A" student I was, I took baklava (or rather my wonderful mom bought some for me from the local Greek restaurant). No surprise - I got an A.
Lets make these cookies... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 16:33:00
Berlin's Tropical Island & Getting Naked with Germans We first heard about the Tropical Island south of Berlin driving down to the Spreewald. Like an enormous metallic pimple, it stood out against northern Germany's flat terrain. What is that?!Some kind of indoor water resort. I think it may have been where they made zeppelins or something. Intrigued ... Sun, 17 Nov 2013 17:42:00
Less Than 48 Hours in Manchester
When we made plans to visit Manchester for a wedding, our friends told us we didn't need much time to explore the city.Good thing as we only had 48 hours and most of our time was going to be absorbed by the wedding and meeting with Irish & UK friends. However, we found there to be plenty of th... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:19:00
Celebrating our Wedding Anniversary by Burning Down the Tower Bridge
Prepare to die Tower Bridge
You know the saying if you love something so much you have to let it go? This is kinda like that.One of the highlights of our wedding - besides all our friends & family being in the same room, exchanging vows with one of our best friends officiating, a surpri... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:00:00
Visiting a Berlin Gartenhaus I've always admired the small garden houses that line rail lines, dot the countryside and can be found all over Germany but never imagined I would actually get a peek inside. Generally, our friends in Berlin don't own more than a bicycle let alone a second home.So when Ian's kita partner (aka his wo... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 16:17:00