1. The Secrets I've Been Keeping | Ali's Adventures
    May 12, 2011 @ 5:54 am

    […] to keep them secret. But I’m finally ready to spill. A few months ago I told you how I met Andy and fell in love. I’m still sometimesย hit with a rush of amazement that we actually met, and […]

  2. Giulia
    April 30, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

    Happy birthday and you deserve all the accomplishments you got in so short time:)
    I think I am the only person who doesn’t remember when my first post was, but I’ll check – my first anniversary shouldn’t be too far!
    I am now going through these posts you linked, I missed some of them, sure I’ll find some great reads ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Andrew
      May 4, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

      Thanks for the Happy Birthday. It feels good to hear.

  3. Ali
    April 25, 2011 @ 3:21 am

    Also, since it’s now April 25 in Germany, happy actual birthday!

  4. Ali
    April 25, 2011 @ 3:21 am

    Congrats on 1 year of Grounded Traveler! Obviously I’m extremely happy that you started the blog since our blogs led us to each other. And I’m looking forward to reading some of those drafts once they become real posts ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Andrew
      April 26, 2011 @ 11:04 pm

      Thanks, my love. I’ll try to do a bunch of the drafts into posts over the next months. Be nice to do a “spring cleaning” like that.

  5. Jeff Titelius
    April 24, 2011 @ 4:44 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday my friend and congratulations on a successful first year. Look forward to more interesting and insightful content in the upcoming year and beyond!

  6. Shane
    April 24, 2011 @ 12:00 am

    Happy blog birthday, Andrew. Visiting Freiburg is far higher on my radar than it would have been if I hadn’t discovered your blog.

    • Andrew
      April 24, 2011 @ 4:15 pm

      Hi Shane. Thanks for the comment. Yay, Freiburg is a really cool place to be. Especially in the summer that we are now approaching.

  7. Katherina
    April 23, 2011 @ 3:50 pm

    Happy blogging birthday! I’m looking forward on reading more about expat life… and specially reading about the reverse culture shock! I’m at home in the Canary Islands at the moment – is it possible to have reverse culture shock already after 2 days at home?
    Have a nice easter weekend!

    • Andrew
      April 24, 2011 @ 4:14 pm

      It is possible to have culture shock in only a few hours, so reverse culture shock seems reasonable to be that fast too. I will deal with that in June. We shall see how I manage.
      Thanks for the comment. Looking forward to reading more of your blog too.

  8. Juno
    April 23, 2011 @ 1:36 pm

    Hey! Happy birthday Andy! ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s some great achievement. Cheers for the better year and congrats on your the greatest gain in the project. That’s so sweet. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Andrew
      April 24, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

      Thanks for the comment, Juno. Yup, very happy to have met Ali, everything else is icing.

  9. Kieron
    April 22, 2011 @ 9:48 am

    Congratulations on the achievement Andy… keep up the great work!

    • Andrew
      April 24, 2011 @ 4:11 pm

      Thanks Kieron.

  10. Jeremy B
    April 21, 2011 @ 7:19 pm

    Happy birthday to your blog! I always enjoy reading it and look forward to more posts in the future!

    • Andrew
      April 24, 2011 @ 4:06 pm

      Thanks. Looking forward to meeting at TBEX

  11. Laurel
    April 21, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

    Happy Birthday to your blog (but wasn’t there beer to go with that cake?). I love this 7 Link idea, what a great way to reflect on what you’ve done the past year. Also love how you and Ali met. Hope to meet you at the Germany Blogger’s Meetup.

    • Andrew
      April 24, 2011 @ 4:03 pm

      Yes, beer was to be had by all. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the well wishes. I plan to be at the Germany Blog meetup, so yes meeting sounds good.

  12. cliff1976
    April 21, 2011 @ 6:05 am

    Thought about joining us at TBUIBK? http://slicken.it/tbuibk for details. Ought to be a rockin’ time, based on TBU/Manchester.

    • Andrew
      April 21, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

      I am not so sure I can make it to Innsbruck. The travel connections are a bit nasty from Freiburg and don’t know if I will have any vacation left.

  13. Jen
    April 20, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    Happy blogiversary! I know I for one enjoy reading your posts.

    • Andrew
      April 21, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

      Thanks. I like reading your posts too, just behind on all my reading lately. ๐Ÿ™

  14. Sabrina
    April 20, 2011 @ 3:01 pm

    Congrats! I love the idea of the link challenge. I’d forgotten that Nerdy Nomad did that a while back.

    • Andrew
      April 21, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

      Thanks. Yeah, I had it in my bookmarks and had intended to do one for a long time. Now just seemed perfect.

  15. Gillian @OneGiantStep
    April 20, 2011 @ 2:50 pm

    Happy Birthday Andy! It’s been a pleasure reading you and hearing your stories. I hope we get a chance to meet up at TBEX! Cheers!

    • Andrew
      April 21, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

      Hi Gillian, yeah we will be at TBEX, so I am sure we will meet at some point. Looking forward to meeting you to.

  16. Liv
    April 20, 2011 @ 1:18 pm

    Happy Birthday indeed Andy and what a wealth of funny and interesting writing your blog has to show for it’s first year!

    • Andrew
      April 21, 2011 @ 12:08 pm