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Welcome to my Blog!

Thank you for visiting my blog! I will be posting periodically on topics such as: being Puerto Rican, surviving in Germany, and my journey towards publication. I will also be sharing some inspirational posts, writing tips, and photos of my travels. My objectives with this blog are to entertain, educate, and share news and updates…. Read more »

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  • Surviving in Germany_ Christmas

    How to Survive in Germany Part 8: Christmas

    This is part of my ongoing series on how to survive in Germany based on my experiences. Today we will look at Christmas in Germany, which is rich in traditions. Many Christmas customs around the world originated in Germany, like the use of decorated trees and the tradition of Christmas markets. Below are 5 things… Read more »

  • Surviving in Germany: Drinks

    How to Survive in Germany Part 7: Drinks

    This is part of my ongoing series on surviving in Germany based on my own experiences. Today we’ll talk about typical drinks in Germany. Beer Everybody knows Germany for it’s beer and Oktoberfest. Curiously Germany is not the world’s top beer consumer. That title goes to the Czech Republic. Beer in Germany has to follow… Read more »

  • How to Survive in Germany Part 6: Food

    This is part of my ongoing series on surviving in Germany based on my experiences. Today we will focus on the food. Everybody knows German food includes sausages and sauerkraut, but there is so much more than that. Here’s a list of German staples and some of the weird food I’ve encountered. Bread Germany produces… Read more »

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    How to Survive in Germany Part 5: Recycling

    This is part of my ongoing series on surviving in Germany based on my own experiences. Recycling in Germany is an intrinsic part of the waste management system. No need to search for a collection area, just segregate and throw in the designated container. Sorting Recyclables are sorted into five groups: “recyclables” (plastic, tin cans,… Read more »

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    How to Survive in Germany Part 4: Buying Groceries

    This is Part 4 in my continuing series of surviving in Germany based on my own experiences. Today we’ll discuss doing groceries. You’d think buying groceries in Germany wouldn’t be such a big deal that it needs it’s own article but that’s not the case. In Germany things are never as easy as they seem,… Read more »

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    How to Survive in Germany Part 3: Renting an Apartment

    This is Part 3 in my continuing series on surviving in Germany based on my experiences. Now that you’ve mastered the language and found a job, the next step is to rent an apartment. The process of renting an apartment in Germany is pretty similar to US: you look online or through the classified ads,… Read more »

  • Surviving in Germany - Finding a Job

    How to Survive in Germany Part 2: Finding a Job

    This is the second in my series on surviving in Germany based on my experiences. In Part 1, we discussed the German language. After you’ve learned some basic vocabulary and grammar, the next thing you need to do is find a job. I can trace my difficulties to landing a job here in Germany to… Read more »

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    How to Survive in Germany Part 1: Learning the Language

    This is the first in a series I’ll be writing about my experiences living in Germany. Today I’ll be focusing of what I think is the most important thing you need in your survival kit: learning the German language. In his essay, “The Awful German Language”, Mark Twain wrote: My philological studies have satisfied me… Read more »

  • My Weekend Trip to Lake Constance, Germany

    My Weekend Trip to Lake Constance, Germany

    Last month, my horoscope suggested I go away on a short trip near water. Since I’m one of those people who listens to their horoscope, I asked my husband where we could go on a short weekend trip. It needed to be somewhere nearby. When he said Lake Constance was only three and a half… Read more »

  • 3 Life Lessons I Learned from Monica Puig

    3 Life Lessons I Learned from Monica Puig

    I love watching the Olympics and am always inspired by the athletes’ stories and their emotions when winning those medals. I still remember when the Magnificent Seven won the gold medal in gymnastics in Atlanta and how Kerri Strug stuck the landing even through the pain. It helped me learn that all pain is mental… Read more »