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
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
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
frankfurt marathon

frankfurt marathon

  Just over a week ago, on Sunday, October 27th, I ran the Frankfurt Marathon, which was actually awesome! I had a pretty solid plan in place (run a mile, walk a minute) which I’d used in training and which meant that my knees felt good the whole way through unlike...Read more
kölner wochenende

kölner wochenende

I visited Mandie in Cologne a couple of weeks ago, and in between running 13.1 miles (training for the Frankfurt Marathon less than two months out!), splitting fifteen little dishes of fabulous Persian food with Mandie and Kedar, watching Clueless, and getting Flammlachs sandwiches and a Nutella crêpe at a...Read more
berlin II: nhow berlin

berlin II: nhow berlin

Some shots from Friday and Sunday hanging out outside our hotel in Berlin. Our room looked like someone let their 7-year-old Barbie-obsessed daughter make all the design choices, but the bar sure did make some excellent cocktails. Pictured above: one of two Sunday afternoon Mai Tais before getting on a...Read more
berlin I: the xx night and day

berlin I: the xx night and day

     In the middle of May (so oh, you know, two full months ago?!), Tatjana, Joachim, Stephen, and I went to the xx’s night + day festival . It was cold and rainy (though the days before and after were beautiful, of course!) but the location at Berliner Spreepark, which...Read more
rhein wein weekend

rhein wein weekend

    {full set here}This weekend with Mandie was more than a month ago (!) and in the meantime I’ve spent 2+ weeks in the United States and a very lovely weekend in London, but it would be a real shame not to post about a weekend that involved a 10-mile hike...Read more