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- Nuremberg, Germany: A Long Weekend in Bavaria 2 weeks ago Nuremberg, like many German cities, was destroyed by bombs towards the end of WWII. Instead of being completely modernized, many of the medieval buildings were restored or recreated, including parts of the old city wall. While these meticulously-restored buildings are spread throughout the city,...
- Herr Igel, My Favorite German Neighbor 2 months ago Up until a few days ago, our neighbor, Herr Igel, was coming to visit every evening. He always kept the same routine. At exactly 7:30PM, he would emerge from his overgrown home and waddle across the grass to our garden. From our window, we would spy on him as he sniffed the ground for food,...
- A Long Weekend in The Hague and Rotterdam 5 months ago Over the holiday weekend last May, I went back to The Netherlands; this time, to The Hague and Rotterdam. While Americans were busy celebrating Memorial Day (if they’re lucky enough to even have it off), Germans celebrated Father’s Day. OK, technically the official holiday is Ascension Day,...
- Why I Went Vegan: Choosing Compassion 7 months ago I went vegan in early March of this year. A mere week before, I was saying I couldn’t possibly be vegan because, well…cheese. Yet I ended up making the switch from vegetarian and it’s been so easy. Much easier than I ever thought, in fact. There are many reasons I went vegan. I’ve decided...
- Pay-to-Pee: Public Toilets in Germany 7 months ago Pay toilets: like pay-to-play, but worse. Although peeing for free is a God-given right in ‘Muricah, you’ll find that’s not (usually) the case in Germany. Indeed, it’s not the case in most of Europe. You can expect to pay at least 50 cents every time nature calls while you’re out in...
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21:18 PM September 13, 2017
Very astute observations into daily life. An excellent read!
21:44 PM September 13, 2017
Insightful and very funny!
02:17 AM September 14, 2017
I've known Jessie since she lived in the U.S., and her observations in her blog are always funny and interesting to read.
16:05 PM September 14, 2017
Always fun to read about her daily experiences!
18:15 PM September 14, 2017
Jessie's insights and views on the world are not only unique, they also remain relevant to the lives of people living in and out of the United States. I would highly recommend this blog for those already in Germany, people thinking about living in Germany, and for those who have just heard of Germany. Everyone should give it a read!
18:45 PM September 15, 2017
I love Jessie's blog! Always a fun read.