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The basic questions we have to answer about ourselves

I just returned from the first day (yay beginnings!) of my newest German language course here in Berlin. To say I was nervous before this class started would be a severe understatement. Just walking from my apartment to the u-bahn station today was nerve-wracking. I’ve been off-and-on (but mostly on) in Berlin for a long …

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review: travel tech that’s good for travelers

So it finally happened. My luggage and backpack’s weigh finally crushed me and convinced me to give in and start using an e-reader. And you know what? I love it. A device that effectively eliminates many of my needs for printed & bound books. And I love it. After years and years of avoiding them …

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Taking a break from Berlin

Sometimes too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Over the past several months in Berlin, I’ve begun to find myself exhausted. Tired of looking at apartments, of dealing with complicated bureaucratic issues as an expat, of the free-spirited, anything-goes, playground-like lifestyle in Berlin. Living abroad has been fun, but it hasn’t always been …

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An ending and a beginning

I just wrote about how I’m starting on a Eurotrip and that I don’t know how long it’ll last, where I’ll go or what I want to do. While leaving Asia is bittersweet, I’m excited to have started this new leg of my journey. I don’t know whether to call it an ending or a …

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