A Curmudgeon Back Home

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A Curmudgeon Back Home
Enthusiastically jaded observations and occasional rants by an expatriate.
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  • The hill is falling! The hill is falling! 2 days ago I can see our house from her...oh, never mindThe local news this week has been somewhat alarming. No, the Russian army isn't preparing to roll across the Belarusian border, nor is the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant about to make like its cousin in Chernobyl. No, according to the Baltic...
  • Back in Vilnius 1 week ago The view from our balconyIf you've been following this blog, then you know we've been back in Lithuania for a week now since our Independence Day (U.S.)/Statehood Day (Lithuania) trip to Munich. This weekend has been a quiet one, since both the embassy doctor and a local pediatrician diagnosed my...
  • Kaminoge's Most Excellent Bavarian Adventure, Part VI: The Residenz and the Englischer Garten 1 week ago A little neo-Byzantine, anyone?For our last full day in Munich (or Friday the 7th, to be more precise), we returned to the Alstadt, site of our first German explorations the previous Sunday. On this occasion, we took the U-Bahn to Odeonsplatz and made our way posthaste to the Residenz, the grand...
  • Kaminoge's most excellent Bavarian adventure, Part V: Schloss Neuschwanstein 1 week ago Does this castle look familiar? You might have seen it in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang or The Great Escape, but more likely it's because of the Disney connection - that's right, you're looking at the real-life Sleeping Beauty's Castle, or at least the inspiration for it. Schloss Neuschwanstein is one of...
  • Kaminoge's Most Excellent Bavarian Adventure, Part IV: Chiemsee 1 week ago Schloss Herrenchiemsee"Fun, fun, fun on the Autobahn"Actually, the lyrics to Kraftwerk's 1974 classic song are "Wir fahren, fahren, fahren auf der Autobahn", which translate as "We drive, drive, drive on the Autobahn", but it doesn't matter, as driving on Germany's famed highway is as the Beach...

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09:30 AM January 27, 2015

excellent insight....

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