The Good, the Bad and the Dankeschöns

As is now tradition, I close out this series with The Good, the Bad and the Thank-yous, or, in this case, the Dankeschöns (see, my German is getting better). This is where you’ll find a wrap-up of what I thought was good, what I thought was not-so-good, and my thanks for those who helped me along […]

Just a Princess Strolling Through Her Palace

Today I put on my glass slippers and head out to the palace. Well, to be more realistic, I throw on my tennis shoes (very American, but I blame a current back issue) and head over to check-out someone else’s palace. It’s Schloss Charlottenburg and it used to belong to Sophie Charlotte of Hanover. Built […]

Nothing Says Christmas Like Potato Latkes and Warm Beer

Art exhibit

Merry Christmas! Or as they say in German, Frohe Weihnachaten – don’t quote me on this as we all know how bad my German is and that, perhaps, I had a little Glühwein when I learned it. And another thing, it’s been pointed out by Frank, one of our new, German Virtual Travel Buddies that […]

If At First You Don’t Succeed

Following a beer with my new mysterious friend Peter, it’s now time for a Glüwein chaser, so I head to Charlottenburg where there’s a Christmas market at the palace. This is a two-bus trip but, after a day of plans not working out, I’ve vowed to conquer the Berlin bus system. Two connections and a […]

A Wandering Jew in a Christmas Market

Gluwein

After a two-hour nap which I would have preferred to be a three or four-hour nap, I drag myself out of bed. I really feel as if I could sleep the whole night through but, as any international traveler knows, if I try that now, I’ll be awake at 3:00am. Besides, Glüwein awaits. Jen, whose […]

One-Way

Airplane

You voted and I listened. And unlike many politicians, I’m keeping my campaign promise and heading to Germany. I’ve booked a flight to leave on Saturday. And guess what – it’s a one-way ticket. Yikes! And, for some reason it feels right that I leave on 12-13-14. Hoping this brings me luck. I’m counting on […]

I’m Dreaming of an Unplanned Christmas

Mulled Wine

Gutentag! The voting for the fifth Drop Me Anywhere vote is now closed. You have spoken and I’ll be drinking Glüwein within the next couple of weeks. If you didn’t read the article which this vote was based on, you can read 10 Drinks Around the World here. “Glüwein is a mulled wine with citrus, […]

Yes Virginia, There Is A Mortgage Modification

This was originally posted on my original blog My Own Adventure a few years ago. Like many, I was going through financial challenges and was very close to losing my house (the one which I’m about to rent out). I reblog it every year around this time and, this year I’ve decided to share it […]