We have two dogs, a two-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Gir and a seven-month-old Miniature Pinscher named Apollo. When we decided to bring them to Germany when we PCSed, all we knew was that we would have to arrange and pay for their transportation and that we would need to have them seen by a veterinarian before we took them over to make sure they had current shots and to obtain certain papers for their shipment. Like everything else in this move, there were several steps in the process.
Stumbling upon little treasures: German Fabric Stores
Some of my greatest finds have been the ones I’ve stumbled upon! If only to get so lucky more often –you know, the great little “corner bookstore”, the fantastic Metzgarrei, and most recently, fabric stores!
The way a German home looks, feels and even operates is much different from an American home. I love our German row house (townhouse) but every so often I find my thoughts wandering back to our home in the U.S. and thinking of some of the conveniences I miss. In Germany, though, there are many things I much prefer over a U.S. home. Here are some differences
When planning our dream cruise, we really only had 3 stipulations:
1) The cruise had to include ports in Istanbul, Turkey & Santorini, Greece…2) We had to cruise in May (for travel planning/work leave reasons)…and 3) We absolutely would not cruise on Costa or Carnival cruise lines…for reasons I’m sure you’d all understand.
There is a place in Luxembourg, just east of Luxembourg City. During World War Two it was taken over by the Germans on 10 May, 1940. Four and a half years later it was liberated by the U.S. troops. It was just south of the front line during the Battle of the Bulge – the 3rd Reich’s final push into the Western front.