since we left off…

So as of June 2014 I’d been in Germany for nearly five years and had spent the last few of those years in varying degrees of unhappiness. I was in a relationship with someone wonderful who had relocated to Nuremberg for work, and I was trying to decide whether or...Read more
croatia III: hvar

croatia III: hvar

For me, hands down the best part about Hvar: the gorgeous, gorgeous islands off the coast. The second-best part of Hvar: the insanely gorgeous church directly on the waterfront path past the main part of town. The third-best part of Hvar: the salt-water pool and tasty breakfast with a view...Read more
croatia II: korčula

croatia II: korčula

         Definitely my favorite of the three places we stayed in Croatia: Korčula town, on the island of Korčula. We booked a rental apartment for four nights (Apartments Karisima — definitely recommended!) and enjoyed wandering around the old town, biking out to the two sandy beaches about 45 minutes away,...Read more
croatia I: split

croatia I: split

   In late April, right around Easter, I got a job offer in Nuremberg! Right in the city, even — not even in the surrounding area or requiring a not-quite-two-hour commute each way to Munich! And so at the end of April I put in my resignation with the law...Read more
paris in spring

paris in spring

Stephen and I went to Paris together for the second time at the beginning of April, after having had such an excellent time on crêpe weekend last June. Our plan was pretty much to do the exact same thing as last year, i.e., eat every single crêpe and galette we...Read more
2014 so far

2014 so far

2014 has been a weird year for me. It’s largely because I’m still in Frankfurt and don’t want to be, and am trying to get to Nuremberg but can’t be there yet because I haven’t gotten a job there yet and my visa depends on me having a job. (The...Read more
german november/december

german november/december

Writing from Virginia Beach, where I haven’t yet taken a single photo with my big camera. Here are a few shots from Frankfurt and Nuremberg from late November/early December. Happy holidays! And yes, that is Santa playing an accordion with a dog who is also dressed as Santa. Nuremberg has...Read more
brussels

brussels

Stephen and I went to Brussels last weekend to see Arcade Fire in concert*, selecting Brussels out of the European options (Brussels, Paris, Berlin) because neither of us had ever been there. In the five years I’ve lived in Germany, I’d still never even been to Belgium! Through Belgium, sure,...Read more
freiburg

freiburg

In the middle of October, the weekend before the Frankfurt Marathon, I went to Freiburg with Mandie and a couple of her grad school friends. The first day was warm fall perfection: no jacket, sunshine, blue-skied beautiful. The second day rained with a fury so powerful it was not worth...Read more