Next stop: Munich

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”

Bootstrapping in Munich

In our travels, Torsten sometimes joked that we are homeless and unemployed. That reality has now sunk in, and it’s time to change it. Continue reading “Bootstrapping in Munich”

Hello, Munich

MUNICH, GERMANY — We cruised across the continents in a two-story jumbo jet, for once feeling almost like first-class passengers.

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A taste of Thailand

BANGKOK, THAILAND — On our last day in Bangkok, we ate Thai food. A lot of it.

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Masters of puppets

BANGKOK, THAILAND — Our first day might have made us overconfident in our navigating skills, as we went into a labyrinthine part of town to see a puppet show. Continue reading “Masters of puppets”

Neophytes in Bangkok

BANGKOK, THAILAND — We knew it would be hard to get to know Bangkok in just three days. It’s huge and chaotic, and we can’t speak or read a word of Thai.

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