What are 20 years? 7305 Days, or 240 months. When you are 20 years old, it is all you know those year are childhood, teenage years and the beginning of adulthood. When you are 40 it is half your life, when you are 60 it’s a third, and when you are 80, then 20 years … Continue reading 20 Years
Notre-Dame – N – A to Z Challenge 2019
In August 2003, my family returned to Europe after having lived for 3 years in the US. We didn't return to Germany but continued our expat adventure in France. Never before had I been in Paris or in France. We were living in the suburbs and Paris quickly became our weekend destination. I think it … Continue reading Notre-Dame – N – A to Z Challenge 2019
If it hadn't been for the minaret in the middle of the village, it could have been a Bastide in southern France. But it wasn't. Počitelj is a village in Bosnia and Herzegovina. After a trip to Mostar, we were at first hesitant if we should set out again to discover another place reflecting the multi-culturalism … Continue reading Počitelj
Happy Birthday Erasmus!
It was very cold the day that we went to visit Schindler's factory, so cold that the pen my professor was meant to use to sign my report card was frozen, after trying a few pens, we finally found someone who had ink that didn't freeze at the temperatures we were going through. It was the last class that I would attend in Poland during my Erasmus exchange...
I live in Paris, and one could think that such a big Metropole is only made up of lifeless buildings. But the many parks and squares in the city as well as greened balconies and windowsills, let a lot of wildlife develop itself peacefully.
Sorry Remy, even though we all love you and think you are super cute, your publicity for rats has not worked. During my first year at university, a rat liked to enter the kitchen through the air vent by the window. This was student housing and definitely quite a shock, but my flat being on … Continue reading Sorry Remy!
K is for Kraków #AtoZChallenge
K is for Kraków After a quite adventurous and long, longer than planned train ride, (which in itself is already a story), I finally arrived in Kraków. A friend of my great aunt picked me up at the main station, checked me in to the student housing where I was meant to live for the … Continue reading K is for Kraków #AtoZChallenge
Doors in Antwerp, Belgium
At the end of January and beginning of February, I spend a rather rainy and windy weekend in Antwerp, Belgium. Due my recent blogging break, I did not write anything special about this weekend trip, the truth be told it was not a very eventful trip, the rain did keep me from exploring most of … Continue reading Doors in Antwerp, Belgium
Learning from a Saint
In the early hours of Saturday the 17th of March 2001, my family and I drove to Staten Island in New York to then take the Staten Island Ferry to Manhattan. This is a great way of accessing New York City, especially if you do not want to take your car into the city. Greeted … Continue reading Learning from a Saint
Pollution in Paris
Cold, blue sky, sun, and fog smog! For a few days now the level of pollution inside of Paris has drastically risen. The beautiful winter weather is disrupted by a high amount of micro particles. In Paris this phenomenon has been happening a lot since 2014, I am not sure about the years prior to … Continue reading Pollution in Paris