Still Celebrating

Today is the continuation of my birthday celebration. If you missed the first post, click here to check out how things began. The day after my birthday, we decided to go to Salzburg, Austria. I assumed Salzburg was a smaller city like Cesky, but it’s fairly big. The weather was hot and the tourism ran [...]

A Week Long Birthday Celebration!

For my 50th birthday, we rented an apartment in Waldkirchen, Germany near the Austrian and Czech Republic borders. It was a perfect location since we had planned to visit three big cities: Český Krumlov, Czech Republic; Salzburg, Austria; and Munich, Germany. Of course, we went during a very hot and sweaty week with lots of [...]

Hidden Gems in Germany

Today I'm going to take you to a few hidden gems we visited over Easter vacation. I'm always looking for those different places that aren't overrun by tourists. The little towns tucked away in the hills or by the sea. We had such a lousy winter that we were ready to take off to someplace [...]

A Political Plague

There are certain subject matters most Americans stay clear of and those are religion, politics, and finance. We feel they’re emotionally charged personal matters. The difference though is that someone’s religion or finance doesn’t necessarily affect others as much as their political choices. I’ve hidden many Facebook posts because I’m afraid to know whom so-and-so [...]

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

My book club finished the book Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Before reading it, I was curious and appreciated being introduced to the book. Americanah is about a Nigerian woman, Ifemelu, who leaves University in Nigeria and her first love, Obinze, to work and study in America. It delves into her troubles as a Non-American [...]