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Two of the Best Christmas Markets in Berlin

Who doesn’t love German Christmas markets?  Towards the end of November, they start popping up in towns across the country.  It seems no village is too small to host their own festive extravaganza.  In any given year, Berlin alone offers between 50 and 100 Christmas markets, though only a handful of them are sizable.  Each market Continue reading Two of the Best Christmas Markets in Berlin

Misadventures in German Underwear Shopping

Does anyone else hate shopping for clothes?  It can’t just be me…

To be fair, it isn’t Germany’s fault.  This all started a long time ago in a country thousands of miles away.  I realized today while digging around in old photo albums to send one to a friend on her birthday just how much Continue reading Misadventures in German Underwear Shopping

Our 2-Week eBay Shopping Spree

Well folks, it’s impossible not to laugh a bit in irony when we look back at our household purchases for the last couple of years.  Nineteen months ago, we sold almost everything we owned in the United States to move to Switzerland.  We found a gorgeous three-bedroom flat almost the same size as our house in Oregon, then Continue reading Our 2-Week eBay Shopping Spree

Fribourg’s Vom Fass

What is Vom Fass, you ask?  It’s only the coolest place to shop for unique and fun spirits, wine, and liqueurs in Switzerland!  During an evening in Fribourg with friends, we headed for a tasty little ice cream shop on the Rue de Lausanne, one of the most touristy walking-only shopping streets in town.  On the way, we popped into Continue reading Fribourg’s Vom Fass

Tageshit at Ikea? Ummm…no, thank you!

Today was all about furniture shopping.  Starting over.

When we left Oregon just over 2 months ago, my husband and I had been living together for over 15 years.  While we both gravitate toward solid honey pine furniture and a cozy, country-style home, Continue reading Tageshit at Ikea? Ummm…no, thank you!