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Archive for January, 2011

“Die Seuche”

Julie overheard Jens (our wonderful Program-coordinator and resident Grandmother-figure) bragging about us on the phone again, saying, “the kids learned a new word!” Well, folks, that new word is “die Seuche” and it’s German for the “plague”…and we learned this, unfortunately, because I fell awfully sick Sunday night and Insa and Jan followed shortly after. […]

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Christmas, Part II

After helping Santa Claus deliver Christmas cheer in Bremen, I ventured the next day to the small Friesland town of Varel to spend the 25th with Insa’s family. We all went out to a nice restaurant for a delicious lunch, followed by an epic snowball fight in the parking lot, and then returned to the […]

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Christmas in Bremen

In Germany, much like in the US, the entire month of December is spent in a frenzy of holiday cheer and preperation. Cookies are baked, music is played, gifts are bought, and streets are decorated, though I did not (thankfully) see one giant blow-up/animatronic snowglobe in Bremen. The most important day for celebrating is the […]

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