The Lüneburg Christmas Market in Pictures

The German boyfriend and I finally made it out to Lüneburg’s Christmas Market today! I really love German Christmas Markets. They are definitely my favorite part of spending the holidays in this country. So although we are leaving for Nuremberg tomorrow, where the biggest Christmas Market in all of Germany is, I still wanted to see Lüneburg’s this season. So here is our little walk through Lüneburg’s Christmas Market in pictures. Merry Christmas! Frohe Weihnachten!

Our Christmas Decorations + Advent Calendar

It is almost Christmas here in Germany (and everywhere else, of course), so our apartment is decked out with all the decorations we’ve got. While I admit it’s not much, I think it looks pretty nice. So I wanted to share some pictures of our Christmas decorations with you. Christmas cards from my family in the U.S. on a shelf with some candles above our dining room table. Marco stocking, which I knitted for him last year, hung under the shelf, and a poinsettia on the table. A baby poinsettia and a candle holder wrapped in tree bark, which was Continue Reading

Key Considerations When Making a Move Overseas

Today, I bring you a guest post by Crown Locations. It is a helpful guide for figuring how what considerations need to be made before making the big move to a new country. The planning and preparation involved with any move is paramount. Particularly so when managing an extended overseas adventure. Make sure you mastermind the move to your dream destination, so that it no longer seems like difficult task. Remember to Do Your ResearchIt’s crucial to settle on a single destination and to glean as much general knowledge about your chosen country as possible. From its customs and culture Continue Reading

Medieval Christmas Market in Lüneburg

Known here in Lüneburg as the Historischer Christmarkt, this is a special Christmas market that takes place for just one weekend each year. Since neither the German boyfriend or I had ever been, we decided to stop by on Saturday evening. Unlike a traditional German Christmas market, which has wooden huts draped in Christmas lights, the Medieval Christmas market attempts to remain authentic to the Renaissance style. This means no electric lights, traditional clothing, and handmade goods. While this may sound sweet, we weren’t really impressed. It was basically just a dark and dreary market with sparse points of candlelight. There Continue Reading

Happy Saint Nicholas Day!

On the night before December 6th, German children leave a shoe outside their door. In the night, Santa Claus comes and leaves treats in the shoes. I guess this is just his way to buy more time on Christmas Eve, since he has a whole country of children out of the way already. So this year was my first time getting my shoe filled with candy from Saint Nikolaus! You can see that he really understands me and Marco’s different tastes. My boot is on the left, filled with candy. Marco’s shoe is on the right, filled with an assortment Continue Reading