“Sprechen Sie Englisch?” In a city as international as Frankfurt, the language barrier can almost feel non-existent. One-third of the population is international, and (most) everyone speaks English. In fact, there are sometimes days when I am walking around the city center, and I hear more English being spoken than German. Those days really throw me … More Expat Life: The Language Barrier (or Lack Thereof)
Okay, it is time for some REAL TALK. You know, all that stuff that goes on behind the seemingly perfect photos on Facebook and Instagram. The stuff in between those happy and fun Snapchat stories. The stuff we all experience but are too afraid to share, whether it is because we are afraid of judgment, … More Expat Life: Loneliness and Making Friends
On our first official weekend as Germany residents, we decided to take a day trip into St. Goar – a little town in the Rhine Valley about an hour from Frankfurt via train. There was some meaning behind this being our first day trip. In 2008, we visited St. Goar as a part of a Contiki … More A Day in St. Goar, Germany
We have survived our first month as expats! (Well, technically, we have now survived two months by the time I have posted this). The first month (or two) is definitely a honeymoon phase. EVERYTHING is wonderful, and you are just having so much fun exploring your new country and culture. Any frustrations or things that go “wrong” are easier … More Expat Life: First Month Observations
We are officially residents of Frankfurt, Germany! It has been almost a month since our expatriation from the United States. In some ways it feels like we’ve settled in, and in others, it still feels like a giant trip. There is so much to see, do, learn and explore. While we will constantly be exploring and … More So, we’ve moved to Frankfurt…now what?