The end of September marked Christian & I’s one year anniversary of living in Germany. The end of October marks one year of blogging. Looking back on our year, we traveled a ton and we still have so much more to see across the globe! I can’t wait. I’ve learned a little bit of German, enough to go to the grocery store, bakery, post office & run other errands. I especially have mastered the fitness Deutsch vocabulary, thanks to all the classes at the gym I take! I have realized that Christian is definitely the cook in our family & I should just stick to baking. I prefer biking over driving. I think it is too expensive to buy clothes in Europe, so I still buy all my clothes & shoes in the US. Germans love ice cream & cake as much as I do. The cities in Germany are so much more clean than other countries. We have survived a year without a clothes dryer, microwave & toaster and decided the only thing that we might miss is the clothes dryer. There is probably so much more that I have learned & experienced in our year in Germany, but those will have to do!
Here is a little recap of our year with a picture or two from each month.
End of September: Move to Dusseldorf. October: Sea container with our personal belongings arrive.
November: First of many trips to The Netherlands: Delft, Den Haag, Amsterdam.
December: Snow in Dusseldorf & Christmas in Virginia.
January: Skiing in Seiser Alm.
February: Trip to Belgium.
March: My birthday weekend hiking in the Eifel. Easter.
April: Trip to Keukenhof, the huge flower garden in the Netherlands known for their tulips.
May: Christian’s birthday & trip to Paris.
May: Shanghai, Guangzhou & Hong Kong.
June: Family coming to visit & traveling to London, Paris & the Netherlands, as well as Germany.
July: Our Wedding.
August: Camping weekends & trip to Venice.
September: Safari in Tanzania & beach time in Zanzibar.
We are looking forward to another year of sharing our travels & other adventures in Germany!