Paris for New Year’s

From Stuttgart, there is a TGV fast train that runs a few times per day and takes about three hours to get to the east train station. From there, the metro lines run to all the main points in the city. The metro in Paris is cheap and much faster in terms of frequency of trains... Continue Reading →

Munich’s Christmas Market

The Christkindlmarkt at Marienplatz in Munich begins Thanksgiving weekend and runs through Christmas. The market booths run throughout the shopping streets and are a bit spread out. It snowed the weekend we arrived which really kicked off the Christmas market season experience. The Neue Rathaus at Marienplatz is gorgeous with the famous moving Glockenspiel we were lucky... Continue Reading →

Germany in One Year

This past week was one year since we first arrived in Germany. It feels like only a few months ago, but time flies. Weather wise last year, it was 40 degrees when we landed in the morning, our sponsor picked us up from the airport wearing a winter coat, we knew immediately that was a bad sign.... Continue Reading →

Roadtrip: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

In under 4 hours drive from Stuttgart is Luxembourg. Luxembourg brings the count up for our one country per month travel right on track to 8 not including the US trips, or the previously planned trip through Greece before the job move to Germany. An update, I began working full time now as well, and... Continue Reading →

You Know You Want To Visit Us

Slowly but surely we are getting there organizing the apartment. We know the first round of guests are coming soon! Fingers crossed, there might be a bed for you when you arrive. No furniture bought yet, just what we had from the US, and it was an unsuccessful chandelier seeking trip in Italy this time around.... Continue Reading →

German Christmas Markets: Ulm & Baden Baden

Ulm is just 40 minutes outside of Stuttgart via train using the Baden-Württemberg ticket.  The main Christmas market is in walking distance from the banhof surrounding the main church, Ulmer Münster. This huge Gothic church stood through the WWII bombings that destroyed most of Ulm, and today has the tallest spire in the world at over... Continue Reading →

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