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Next stop: Munich

It’s all about the weekends

Two of the main reasons we moved to Munich were 1) all of the fun things you can do in the city and surrounding lakes and mountains, and 2) all of the time off that people get to do them.

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A new life in Nymphenburg

In many ways, we feel lucky. Torsten has a new job he likes, and we live in an apartment most Münchners would envy, in one of the nicest neighborhoods of a city that’s regularly ranked one of the world’s most livable.

But of course, we grumble.

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Real life sets in

So far, almost everything has been going our way (yay!), but more recently, we’re starting to experience facets of real life in Germany (doh!). Continue reading “Real life sets in”

30 days in Munich!

It’s been 30 days since we touched down in Munich, and it’s been a blur.

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A grueling day at IKEA

Moving to another country with just two suitcases and a backpack of camping gear has opened our eyes to how much is involved in setting up a new household. Continue reading “A grueling day at IKEA”

An idyllic ride in the countryside

We don’t really have friends yet in Munich, but every week — thanks to the meet-up groups we’ve joined — the invitations roll in.

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Apartment-hunting and a field trip

We got the Nymphenburg apartment we wanted, which makes us happy. But now we have to furnish it, from scratch, and we’re feeling overwhelmed.

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Time to speak German

The verdict is in: Both Torsten and Catiana say it’s time for Beth to speak German every day, even to Torsten.

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Paperwork and spring perennials

With all the things we need to do, it is hard to decide what to do first, but we figured getting a roof over our heads beyond 30 days would be a good place to start. Continue reading “Paperwork and spring perennials”

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