Germany Posts

My wife and I were fortunate enough to take a week-long vacation in Germany during September 2017. Here are posts and image galleries detailing our trip, the people and places we saw, and what it was like to be an American abroad during these times.


Cross-Country Rail

Cross-Country Rail

Being from California I don’t have much experience with organized public transit. Of course there are bus systems within cities, and BART for the larger Bay Area, but all in all the systems around here seem to lack consistency, ease of use, and connectivity to...
City Living: Frankfurt

City Living: Frankfurt

During our trip we had opportunity to see three very different cities across Germany, and it was interesting noting how similar and how different they were from the towns in our native California. Our journey took us primarily through Frankfurt, Munich, and...
Multiculturalism

Multiculturalism

As I sat in the SFO terminal waiting for the flight that would take me to Germany, I experienced unwarranted ignorance and malice that would put the rest of the trip into stark relief. Across from me sat a man who had an obvious distaste of Asian individuals. Not only...
Things I Wished I Knew

Things I Wished I Knew

Traveling to Germany was a fantastic experience, the memories of which will last a lifetime. We stayed in Bavaria and saw both small-town Alpine life and big-city festivals. There are a few things I wish I had known before my travels however… Oktoberfest is Not in...
Leaving on a Jet Plane

Leaving on a Jet Plane

I’ve never really been one to take vacations, whether from work, side projects, or even from day-to-day living; it takes a lot for me to break out of my routine. Friends and family in Seattle even joke “yeah, and maybe this year you’ll even...