Category Archives: Excursions

Wahlbach

Twice in my life I have lived with a family of mine in Germany. The first time, I was a sixteen-year-old AFS exchange student who was assigned to Germany for my summer exchange experience. I had been hoping to go … Continue reading

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Family Visitors

For eight weeks of our eleven months in Germany we have hosted family visitors in our adopted home. We’ve had a few other short-term guests, friends who have been in Europe and made Göttingen a stop on their route, but … Continue reading

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Post Paris Post

We spent the first week of April in Paris, in a cozy corner apartment a few blocks from the Eiffel Tower, and right down the street from my amazing cousin Georgia. As soon as we knew we would spend a year … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: Ein Sechster in Deutschland

For the past week, and the next two, we have hosted/are hosting Ruth’s brother Rob in Germany. Rob is a writer by trade and temperament, and we have drafted him to contribute to our blog to chronicle his time here, … Continue reading

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Our Roman Holiday

Choosing to travel to Rome for our post-Christmas holiday trip was a practical and nostalgic choice for Jason and me.  We wanted to go somewhere in Europe we could reach by train and where the sun would most likely be … Continue reading

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Herbst Ferien

German schools trade an early August start for a two-week vacation in late October (Herbst Ferien, or Autumn Holiday), and nearly everyone takes the opportunity to travel somewhere. The school break, combined with a well-timed conference for Jason, meant that … Continue reading

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Fountains and Fireworks

The past few weeks have been generally our most normal yet. My fellowship officially began in October, so I’m starting to have regular events and meals with other fellows from around the world. The girls’ schools have become more routine, … Continue reading

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