Welcome to Live, Laugh, Leipzig! My name is Becky Markovitz. I am a recently married teacher, scientific researcher, travel enthusiast, and now blogger! My husband Craig got a wonderful opportunity to live and work in Leipzig, Germany with his American-based company, so I am traveling along with him!
This blog is a documentation of our experiences, the good and the bad, to show our friends, family, and random interested strangers what life is really like as an expat in Germany. I’ve been told that while living as an expat you encounter many strange, unpredictable cultural phenomena. Moreover, I’m told that you will make foolish cultural mistakes, many, many times. I call this blog “Live, Laugh, Leipzig” because I know the only way to survive these weird or embarrassing experiences is to laugh about them. And that is exactly what we plan to do. I hope you enjoy laughing on our behalf!
Want to learn more about me? Check out my interview with The Leipzig Glocal!
I’ll summarize the Wikipedia article for you:
- Leipzig is a city in the state of Saxony, located in the eastern part of Germany
- It was founded in 1015 as a trade city
- Leipzig is a city of music, boasting Mendelssohn, Wagner, and Bach as some of its previous occupants
- Leipziger’s peaceful protests in 1989 known as the Monday Demonstrations successfully contributed to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany