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.
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
Berlin Photo Booths Looking for something to do on Valentine's Day is always a challenge. Not one for fine dining or flowers, I am usually on the hunt for something more unique, or even a little weird. This year, while I was contemplation my options and lack of funds, I came up with a semi-genius idea: a self-guided to... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 10:54:00
The U2 UBlau Once again, we took to Berlin's UBahn to drink and rate our way through an entire line's stations, simultaneously horrifying and amusing our fellow passengers. It's fun for everyone. The Team:Along with us, the Engs and our two brave Americans from the last ride, we added two new Americans, promisin... Mon, 03 Feb 2014 14:55:00
10 Things Berlin has Taught Me If I got you down with my last post - sorry about that! I've been feeling down while looking for work and seriously felt my love for this amazing city wane a bit. But - sorry parents - that doesn't mean we're going home.We came to Berlin to chew bubblegum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubblegum.O... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:23:00