Tag Archives: Germany

Stuttgart: The Hidden Gem of Bavaria

German public transportation is a high functioning, well-oiled machine. Trains arrive exactly on time, every time. I take my seat on the S1 train towards downtown Stuttgart and open a book. I have about 20 minutes before I get off at my first stop. First stop: Vaihingen I walk a...

Settling In

[I composed this piece in August 2015, almost two years after having moved to Germany, a month after having finished my Master’s degree at the University of Bonn, and just days before moving back to my native United States. Once back stateside, I knew that when sharing the last few...

German Christmas Markets

The anticipation of the first snowfall, imminent chocolate overdoses waiting in Christmas stockings, piano strings warmed for the 10th rendition of Carol of the Bells: these winter festivities and rituals charm and warm the soul, regardless of which holiday is being celebrated during this magical season. Prior to spending Christmastime...