Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
cinque terre is one of my favorite places in the world – i’m always looking for an excuse to jump on a train and spend a few days there. and every time i go, i never want to leave.
so of course it was no surprise that jenny’s and my trip there was nothing sort of amazing. indulging in the food, swimming in the coast, watching every sunset, obsessing over the colors… we loved it all.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
after almost 3 years, i’ve finally come to terms with the fact that, while living abroad,
a) i will never really know what’s going on*
b) 50% of the time i open my mouth to speak a language that is not my own (usually german, sometimes spanish), i will sound like a complete idiot.
but i’d rather make the effort (refusing to speak english unless i absolutely must) and fail half the time than never try. you know? it’s worth it to me. because, while i struggle a little bit every day, i manage to learn a little every day, too.
and i’m not sure, but i think (i think!) that’s what matters.
* never really knowing what’s going on = me walking around in a semi-perpetual state of confusion…which, come to think of it, happens in the good ol’ US of A quite a bit too. hmm….
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
my favorite part of Oktoberfest was the food.
Too bad a plate of food cost 13 euros.
My second favorite part?
Too bad they cost anywhere from 5-8 euros a piece.
(But having generous friends like Chris who graciously provided food & rides
helped quite a bit!)