A week ago I gave a presentation at the Expat in the City Fair. My topic: The challenges of moving back to your home country. If you are interested, you can watch the video of the blogger event here. It was such a fun event! I really wish I would have had more time to visit the different booths and meet more people. Which means that I’ll definitely come back next year. With more time and less nerves… Now on to my favorite links of the week.
Have you made any plans for the weekend yet? Hopefully not! If you are living in or close to Munich and are interested in expat life (which you most likely are, if you are a regular reader of my blog…), I have a fun event tip for you. Come and join me at the Expat in the City fair at the BMW Welt in Munich on Sunday and hear me talk about the challenges of repatriation!
Last week I drove to Munich for a couple of meetings. Depending on traffic the drive usually takes me a about 90 minutes. Which means: plenty of time to catch up on my favorite podcasts! The episodes I listened to were so good that I’m still thinking about them days later and feel like you should know about them, too.
There were not that many things I missed when we lived in the United States. But once in a while a craving for Schaumküsse (chocolate covered marshmallow fluff on a waffle, pictured above) hit me out of the blue. A few times visitors from Germany did me a favor and placed these delicate treats carefully in an extra box, wrapped in layers of clothing so that they don’t get smushed. Now I’m back in Germany and I could eat Schaumküsse every day. Continue reading →
Have you started planning your summer vacation? We have been browsing French travel sites and realized pretty quickly that we should have started the whole planning process a lot earlier. Many vacation homes are already fully booked! When I think back to last year though, we didn’t start the planning process that much earlier. And we still had the best trip ever!
Last summer (July 2016) we did an epic 3-week-family trip to California and Maui, Hawaii. At that time we were technically still living in Chattanooga, Tennessee, though our entire household was already stuffed in a shipping container and on the way to Germany. We didn’t have a home anymore and were in the transitional period of being neither here nor there. At that time – and even more now – I believe that this was the perfect time for THE trip. The once-in-a-lifetime, multiple locations, saving-money-is-for-later, keeping-my-mind-off-the-future-trip. We visited San Francisco – twice, traveled the California Coast on Highway 1, and jumped on a plane to paradise – to Maui, Hawaii. An epic trip with our kids (who were 6 and 3 at that time), the camera, and the address of a good coffee shop saved in my phone.