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.
Babies and parents and instagram - oh my!
The night of the test. We think this is...good news?
After sitting on the news for a whole month - a record for us - we finally told everyone what is up with my not drinking. Preggers. Though initially terrified (seriously check those faces), we are getting towards the wildly excited end and a... Wed, 02 Apr 2014 08:15:00
Day trip to Pfaueninsel
Our first year in Berlin we traveled all over Germany. We loved train travel and getting to know small-town Germany. This time around, we have discovered the wonders of budget air travel and have been able able to go a bit further afield (but still just in Europe).But a little bit of cash poor mean... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 19:01:00
Berlin's Allied Museum We hadn't planned on visiting the Allied Museum. It is located by the American embassy all the way down in Dahlem and we had never even been that far south except on the U3 Ublau.But then a friend visited at Christmas, was surprised by his wife at the airport, and promptly lost his passport. It was ... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:50:00
Berlin's Asian Market: Dong Xuan Center Sometimes called Berlin?s ?Vietnamese mall?, the Dong Xuan Center was originally run and frequented by East Berlin's expat Vietnamese community. It is now a recommended Berlin destination complete with guided tour groups. The internet had promised us that this compound of warehouses would fulfill a... Mon, 03 Mar 2014 11:29:00
Day trip to Brandenburg an der Havel Our conflicting issues of never ending wanderlust and near poverty mean we make a lot of compromises. While we dream of trying not to break ourselves on the ski slopes of the Czech Republic, we settle for a day trip anywhere out of Berlin. And if anywhere looks like this ---------------->we have ... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:57:00