Making Pancakes From A Bottle

I really love pancakes. Everyone has a food that reminds them of good times and pancakes are that for me. (Oh and pecan pie, but this post is about pancakes, not pie.) In the US, there are places like IHOP and Waffle House that line the highways. Anytime I got a hankering for pancakes at…

My favorite 5 Restaurants in Freiburg

This month in the Blogger Stammtisch, the topic is ‘Favorite 5 Restaurants in your Town’. So obviously that means for me, my favorite places to eat in Freiburg. I have written about places to eat in Freiburg before. That was directed toward people visiting Freiburg and looking for typical local places, that visitor experience. Since…

The Life of a Military Expat

“Are you in the military?” is a common question I get when telling people that I am an American living in Germany. Nope, I am not, but there certainly are plenty that get their first taste of expat life as guests of the military abroad. This week’s guest post in the life in Germany series…

Favorite Places in Freiburg

This month’s Expat Blog Stammtisch topic is Favorite Places in our German hometowns. So that means I get to show a few places around Freiburg that I like. Although Freiburg is a city of nearly 220 thousand, I spend most of my time in the old city. So all of these are in that area.…

Summer Without Air Conditioning

Very few buildings in Germany have A/C. It rarely gets blazing hot for more than a few days at a time, so really there is no need. Given the questions from friends and colleagues the common wisdom seems to be that AC causes colds (recycled air? a German needs fresh air) and is of course…

Football Convert

As an American Expat in Germany, I didn’t come here with football(soccer) pre-programmed as my favorite sport. I grew up with basketball and cut my college sports teeth on football (American). I watched my fair share of football(American) games and enjoying hanging out with my friends to do so. It was a 4 hour block…