Now that I’m finally in Germany, the need to speak and understand German is more pressing than ever. In Germany, everything is in German: shop announcements, bus schedule, street ads, food & other supply labels… EVERYTHING. So even without our marriage papers that would allow me to take a government-supported integration course, I decided to […]
Four pee sticks and a visit to the doctor later and I was certainly sure I am pregnant. I shared the news with Greg by leaving the pregnancy test on the bathtub ledge for him to see when he comes home from work. Train’s Marry Me was softly playing on the background – totally unintentional, […]
… Greg and I tied the knot in an intimate gathering attended by family and friends. It was, to me, the most beautiful day to wake up to. There were funny anecdotes of forgotten rings and ripped stockings that only made the day even more memorable. Add to that the family and friends who spent their […]
Christmas time 2016, Greg and I went to the Aachener Weinachtsmarkt, which many tourists associate Aachen with. The Aachener Weinachtsmarkt is a sprawling Christmas market that spreads from Münsterplatz down to the area circling the Dom and extends to the Rathaus Marktplatz. It is also one of the most popular Christmas markets all over Europe. […]
The cloud has been lifted. Wandering listless and seemingly lost in the bureaucratic noise created by simply wanting to be together is behind us now. This predicament can perhaps be blamed on past transgressions of individuals cutting corners hence necessitating security measures that spiraled and became this new convoluted system. Nevertheless, they matter so little now. It is […]
Hi, I'm Nina. I like stories and taking long walks. Sometimes I write about those here.