People asked me a lot before I came to Germany where all I wanted to travel – kind of with the assumption that this year would be like one big Euro Trip. But as great as it is to live in Europe and to have access to discount airlines and so many other countries – I really wanted to spend time this year seeing a lot of Germany. Since I’ve been here though, I haven’t taken many opportunities to travel outside of Munich. I have been to the Alps, to Frankfurt for a meeting (though I didn’t see the city), and to F├╝rth and Nuremberg for a couple of days.

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greeting 2013

Happy New Year! (Although this post is certainly belated for new year’s greetings… oh well.) Since I last posted, I celebrated Silvester, ringing in the new year here at the Collegium Oecumenicum with a bang. New Year’s Eve is the big night for fireworks in Germany, and I had fun watching friends shoot rockets into our neighborhood skies from a safe distance while toasting with champagne the turn of the year. It was a cozy way to start off 2013.

New Year’s Fondue

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