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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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Our Biggest Adventure in Europe: July 2014!  Posted on 05/22/2014
It's a great time to be living in Maastricht. Warm temperatures are finally here on a semi-regular basis, flowers are in bloom, sidewalk cafes are crowded, and there's almost always something happening in the Vrijthof! For the...
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An Afternoon in Valletta, Malta  Posted on 04/21/2014
We woke up early in Gharb for our final Maltese adventure in Valletta. We left at 9:30, reversing our original journey. We took a bus from Gharb to Victoria, then from Victoria to Mgarr, then a ferry from Mgarr to Cirkewwa. For some reason...
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Getaway to Gozo (Malta)  Posted on 04/17/2014
We're lucky there was no snow this winter and temperatures were mild compared to the past two years, but we were thinking well in advance when we planned a trip in April to a warm, sunny place on the sea. We thought that by then, we...
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Edinburgh Castle and Haggis  Posted on 04/14/2014
We bought tickets in advance for Edinburgh Castle. It saved us a few pounds and some time since we avoided the long line of people waiting to purchase their tickets, and instead went straight to a self-service kiosk (no line) to retrieve...
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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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