By the nature of my teaching program, I essentially traveled to Germany solo. I arrived on September 2nd without an apartment lined up, and no real connections except for my lone German friend and her family hours away. A few days later, I met the rest of the English teachers from the States, and learned… Continue reading Traveling Solo (Würzburg, Germany) – November 26th, 2017
Everybody's thinking it. It begins with me laughing about a stupid story my friends are sharing. Then suddenly, I'm listening to my friends talk about their family, and inevitably, their views on religion. In the blink of an eye and the turn of a head, I've checked out of the conversation. On the surface, my… Continue reading For Anyone Else Who’s Keeping a Secret
Okay, fine. I have a confession to make. When I first arrived in Germany, I was staying in a house relatively close to the Frankfurt area (on a map), but it took 2 hours to reach Frankfurt with a bus that came once an hour (sometimes once every two hours) and a one hour train… Continue reading Germany Confession
I asked her where she found the time to live in all those countries in Asia for so long. She told me, "quit your job." I smiled, because that's exactly what I did.
My first night in Straßburg ended with the following: naked girl in my hostel room more rain than I've ever heard (until the next morning) Let me first tell you about the mysterious naked girl. I first arrived to my hostel at 6:30pm to drop my luggage off. As soon as I open the door,… Continue reading Strassbourg During the Day — November 12th, 2017
I have spent the last five years stalking female bloggers who boast about traveling solo, and today -- November 11th, 2017 -- I am finally amongst some of my favorites. I journeyed via Flixbus from Frankfurt to Straßburg (notice, I'm spelling this the German way) for a total of €4.44 !! The good news is: the… Continue reading Straßburg at Night
On the Austrian-German border lies the town of Berchtesgaden (technically located in Bayern, Germany). While there, I visited Hitler's Eagle's Nest -- or "Kehlsteinhaus." I was talking to a friend about this travel, and she asked the inevitable question: "so, if it had anything to do with Hitler, why are people still visiting it?" Interestingly… Continue reading Berchtesgaden, Germany — October 2017