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Settling In

Settling In

Hello hello! Welcome back to our blog! We know it’s been a while, but we are back and ready to rock! The most important update, of course, is that we are safely in London (and as of yesterday, we have internet)! After a whirlwind in the beginning of July, in which Katarina flew to London briefly to interview for (and got!) a job while Colin finished up work, we both went to California to relax with family. We took a…

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Quick Moving Update

Quick Moving Update

Hey all! Sorry for the lack of posts lately, but life has been more chaotic that we initially thought it would be. We’ve been busy buying boxes, selling furniture, and trying to cram in last minute visits to some of our favorite places. I (Katarina) finished up work on June 23, and I’ve since been packing up a storm and watching This Is Us and crying. Oh, and applying for jobs. In fact, I’m headed out at 4 in the…

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The Next Adventure

The Next Adventure

One thing we’ve come to realize as we travel is that every city has a distinct personality. Usually, we can tell within a few hours if the city we’re in is somewhere we would want to spend more time (though, let’s be honest, it’s Europe, I always want to spend more time). There are the places I’d love to visit again, or the places I feel that we only just discovered. And then there are the cities you enter where…

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Our Summer Berlin Bucket List

Our Summer Berlin Bucket List

It might be May, but summer is here in Berlin! When we’re not enjoying our grill or going for runs in the nearby parks, Colin and I are discussing all the things we want to do and see this summer. So, why not put together a bucket list? Here are a few things we’re going to make sure to do, and a few that you should indulge in if you’re around Berlin this summer. Berlin Summer Must-Dos Wander through the…

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Visiting the Computerspielemuseum in Berlin

Visiting the Computerspielemuseum in Berlin

Sometimes, we like to go on adventures that are a little closer to home. As much as we love travel, it can be nice to explore where you live. A few weeks ago, we battled the January blues by walking over the Computerspielemuseum (yup, a computer game museum) in Friedrichshain, Berlin. It was about an hour long walk away from our home, but it was so much fun and the perfect way to get out of the house without leaving…

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How to Win at German Christmas Markets

How to Win at German Christmas Markets

It’s late November, and here in Germany that means Christmas markets (Weihnachtsmarkt or Christkindlmarkt) are just around the corner! If you’re ever in Germany in December, or just want to live vicariously through us, here is our guide to getting the most out of the season. What to expect If you’ve never been to a Christmas market, know this: they are the epitome of Christmas cheer. Typically setup in a square or along a major street, the street market is made…

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The Hard Parts of Living in Berlin

The Hard Parts of Living in Berlin

This post has been a long time coming, and frankly, it hasn’t been easy to write. As you can tell from our other posts, we’ve had lots of incredible times since we moved to Berlin. We’ve traveled all over Europe, shared experiences with our family, seen ancient and historic sights, made new friends, and adjusted to living in a new country. But it hasn’t been all sunshine and daisies. Yup, it’s time for that real talk I promised you. Now,…

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The Unconventional Care Package

The Unconventional Care Package

Dear Mom,* Thanks so much for the offer to send a care package! How did you know I was missing home and could do with a bit of sweet American goodness in the mail? Now, you asked if there was anything I needed, so here are a few hints. Don’t get me wrong, I love the candy and cookies and cute things you usually send, but lately, we’re lacking a few true essentials. After all, the heart wants what it wants…

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How to Move to Germany with Cats

How to Move to Germany with Cats

Cats on a plane. Does that sound worse than snakes on a plane to you? The idea is cute. Snuggly little cats enjoying travel and living their best lives! The reality – two cats for a total of fourteen hours of travel – was much more scary. Yet, that’s where we found ourselves almost a year ago. We had decided to move to Berlin, and there was no way we were going to leave the cats behind. The good news is…

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