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Chicago – my kind of town. Meine Liebeserklärung an eine Stadt.

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You’re the city of big shoulders, the city of (way too) long winters, and the city of hot summers. People call you America’s second city, which for me doesn’t really make sense. 888 more words

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I never would have thought that we’d own a fake Christmas tree. Well, now we do.

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I have always been a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas decorations. Buying a live tree was an experience for me as a child and has been up until last year when we all went shopping for our (who would have thought) last (for now) real Christmas tree. 746 more words

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My Journey to the Foreign Service

It looks like my blossoming travel blog will have a lot more material in the near future. I will be joining the U.S. Foreign Service as an Office Management Specialist on January 23, 2017. 243 more words


thinking about our traveling life

Life in the Foreign Service invariably means a life of traveling. Going back to the States to see friends and family, getting to know a host country, exploring new regions of the world. 729 more words


Life in the Foreign Service: and our next assignment is....

Could we be any happier? We got (again!) our #1 pick as our onwards Foreign Service Assignment post:

Obviously, more to come… but for now, I only have one thing to say: 148 more words


it's been a minute

… since I actually wrote something here. Sorry about that.

I am sitting in the corner of one of my favorite coffee shops, wondering how to write a post that will bring my blog back to life. 558 more words


We're home

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After a few very hard days with many goodbyes, tears and hugs, a 753-mile drive, two overnight stops, and multiple bathroom breaks, we’re finally here. 1,621 more words

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