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Girl in Geilenkirchen

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added on 12/04/2012 by: girlingk
Germany is my new home and Girl in Geilenkirchen is an account of my experiences settling into a new country. It's everything you would expect, including humorous anecdotes about language barriers, interesting photos from European travels, and the travails of learning to navigate daily life in unfamiliar territories.
 tags: Beer, Bicycling, Festivals, Food, Travel

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Escape to Edinburgh  Posted on 03/07/2014
Carnival season is over in Maastricht! The Vrijthof square beside our apartment was festooned with yellow, red, and green as Carnival music competed with the cacophony of revelers singing, screaming, and breaking empty bottles of beer on...
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I Left My Heart in Biarritz  Posted on 02/20/2014
I think it's been a pretty mild winter here, considering the past two. The sun has shone more, the temperatures haven't been unbearable, and it hasn't snowed. Even still, I'm longing for summer days when the sun begins...
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A Sunday in Slovakia  Posted on 02/17/2014
Bratislava is about an hour's train ride away from Vienna. We had a day to spare so we decided to country-hop to Slovakia. Bratislava is the state capital and largest city in Slovakia. We kept to the old town city center during our...
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Vienna: From Cafes to Crypts  Posted on 01/23/2014
The next morning in Vienna was cold and foggy. We walked to the historic old town center and saw St. Stephen's Cathedral. It was reduced to rubble by fire during WWII and rebuilt from the ashes in only seven years. The detailing on...
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An Evening at a Ball in Vienna  Posted on 01/22/2014
It's ball season in Vienna! I can't think of a better reason to hop on a plane and travel to the capital and largest city in Austria. Every year, Vienna hosts more than 450 balls! I never thought I'd attend one but this year...
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Final Moments in Moscow  Posted on 01/14/2014
Oops, I took an unintended hiatus from the blog but I haven't forgotten about Moscow!We spent the entire final day touring the Kremlin. We joined many other visitors in a long line early in the morning. Because we weren't...
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Visiting Lenin and Having a Drink (and food)  Posted on 11/20/2013
Our first full day in Moscow began with a normal (but overpriced) breakfast at the hotel. Then we consulted our city map, donned heavy winter gear, and prepared to scratch off more things on our "To-Do" list. The first thing on...
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Lasting First Impressions: Moscow  Posted on 11/08/2013
The process for an American to travel to Russia is an extensive one. We had to part with our passports for about a month, wait on visas and letters of invitation, and brush up on our Cyrillic (ha ha). For us, this was a trip of a lifetime....
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A Sweet Ending in Cochem  Posted on 10/20/2013
The final stop on our long weekend road trip in Germany was Cochem.A funny thing happened on the way. Blanche, my overworked GPS, was on her best behavior. We were pleasantly rolling along on major highways when we decided to top off our...
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Wandering in Wurzburg  Posted on 10/01/2013
A two-hour drive from Nuremberg brought us to Wurzburg. Wurzburg is a lively university town that serves as the beginning (or end) of the Romantic Road. The Main River cuts through the center of the town and lush vineyards dot the...
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