*Full disclosure: I don’t actually know anything about architecture other than old things look pretty. I got all of my architectural facts from Wikipedia.
I’ve been in Leipzig for just over a month now, and I was sincerely hoping I’d have some of my own blunders to share with you, but unfortunately nothing all that exciting or embarrassing has happened to me yet. Luckily, even though Craig has been in the country for a few months now, he’s still managing to experience some quandaries.
I’ve been a long-time fan of baked goods, so with no more weekly sweets from my baking savvy Minnesota friends (*wink wink* you know who you are), I’ve really been craving some homemade treats since my move. I decided to tie on my apron and see if I could make an American dessert recipe work with German ingredients!
Soon after I arrived to Leipzig I began to notice something mysterious popping up in the markets and the locals going absolutely crazy over it. Spargel! Everywhere I would look – Spargel!
What is it? You’ve probably seen it before. It’s the thick white asparagus that you find in the supermarkets in America and think to yourself, “who buys this overpriced specialty vegetable?” Answer: the Germans.
Mounded as high as you can see, spargel is everywhere:
Recently the Leipzig Opera and Leipzig Ballet debuted their collaborative piece – a rendition of the classic American musical West Side Story. As a newcomer to Leipzig and theater enthusiast, I wanted to see for myself what this music-loving city could do.
Hello, Friends! (Or should I say, “Hallo, Freunde!“)
I’ve been living in Germany for two weeks now, and the drastic changes in my living arrangements have thrown my routine out of sorts. I know many of you have been eagerly awaiting an update, so I apologize for the delay and resulting lengthiness of this post. Here’s what I’ve been up to: