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17 Oct Posted by in Food & Drinks, Language | Comments

Death by Cupcakes

Death by Cupcakes

Our trip back to the US last October included a stop in Orlando to an Aldi Süd, a well-known store here in Germany. Kay was not only excited to learn that there even was an Aldi Süd where we were headed, but also that they were having a special on Halloween items. Before we left Germany, ...

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29 Mar Posted by in Food & Drinks, Shopping | 3 comments

A Taste of America

A Taste of America

A few weekends ago, I was out with a friend who is also a fellow expat from the US (I haven’t found too many US expats in Krefeld so don’t think this is common). Because she has lived in Germany for 30 years and completely integrated into the culture, she hadn’t yet tried a Cosmopolitan ...

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18 Mar Posted by in Food & Drinks, Shopping | 4 comments

Shopaholics Anonymous – Roermond, Netherlands

Shopaholics Anonymous – Roermond, Netherlands

Being an American, the thought of traveling to a different country usually entails a vacation. Going to a different country for a day trip sounds exotic or maybe even luxurious. So when my husband and I first met and he told me he would make shopping trips to the Netherlands just to buy the ice ...

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The Golden Arches of Deutschland Go Green

The Golden Arches of Deutschland Go Green

Monday night conversation… Kay: I had the dumbest cashier lady at McDonald’s tonight. Me: What happened? Kay: I asked for the quarter pounder, which is known as the Royal Käse (Royal Cheese) in Germany, but it’s not on the official menu. Sophie: Interrupting in German…No clue what was said. Kay: And she didn’t know what ...

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German Birthday at Pocket Money Prices

German Birthday at Pocket Money Prices

After receiving my first official Taschengeld/Pocket Money in Germany, I thought, “What better way to spend it than on my husband for his birthday?” I started to try and think of things I might be able to buy with 2€… The intent wasn’t meant to be facetious; I was dead serious. Shopping for Kay is ...

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04 Mar Posted by in Culture, Food & Drinks | 6 comments

Ladies’ Night – Minus the Ladies

Ladies’ Night – Minus the Ladies

This past weekend my husband indulged in two all men’s nights. Here is a look into some typical male activities and celebrations in Germany. Skat Night Friday night was Kay’s monthly Skat night. I’d compare Skat to Poker night where the ritual of playing cards, drinking beer, and gambling money occurs, but the game is ...

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25 Feb Posted by in Food & Drinks | 2 comments

The Beer Debate Continues – Two Beer Nerds and an Expat (Part II)

The Beer Debate Continues – Two Beer Nerds and an Expat (Part II)

Yesterday, we covered a little bit about German beer. Hope it wasn’t too boring only talking about four ingredients. I am, however, amazed at how many different kinds of brews the Germans can make with only four ingredients. They do get some creativity points for trying to build a rocket having only been given tape, rubber bands, glue, ...

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24 Feb Posted by in Food & Drinks | 3 comments

The Beer Debate Begins – Two Beer Nerds and an Expat (Part I)

The Beer Debate Begins – Two Beer Nerds and an Expat (Part I)

A couple months ago, two of my closest friends visited from the US, both of which are beer fans and one of which is a complete beer nerd (I can call her that because she is a self-proclaimed beer nerd). Hm? Now that I think about it, my second friend might be offended if I don’t refer to them ...

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23 Feb Posted by in Food & Drinks | 2 comments

Coca-Cola and other Fanta-tastic Drinks in Germany

Coca-Cola and other Fanta-tastic Drinks in Germany

The original intent for today’s blog was something more along the lines of… “Coca-Cola, Homeopathic or Hoax?”or “Homeopathy Part Zwei‏.” But after telling my husband about my idea, either he wasn’t listening or all he heard was, “Coca-Cola…blah…blah…blah,” and was looking for an excuse to go shopping. So when he returned from the store with an ...

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