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What I Ate: Iconic Eats

It’s a very special What I Ate Wednesday… It’s my birthday! This year I’m celebrating with some of my favorite and most iconic “eats” around the world. When one thinks of Paris, they think of the Eiffel Tower… and a macaron. When one thinks of England, they think of Big Ben… and fish ‘n chips.… Continue reading What I Ate: Iconic Eats

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10 Photos for Switzerland

It’s Faraway Friday! This Friday we are seriously crushing on Switzerland–a land of Alps, cheese, chocolate, and bread you just wanna shove in your carry-on to enjoy at home! Here are 10 of my favorite photos from a country I once considered my home away from home! 10. Awesome Water Fountains Did you know you… Continue reading 10 Photos for Switzerland

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Three Fast Days in Switzerland

As usual, three days in Switzerland went by in a flash! Holger, the preacher at the church here, picked me up from the airport Wednesday afternoon and dropped me off with Rosanna, one of the ladies from church. It was so nice to catch up! We made lunch and went for a walk to a… Continue reading Three Fast Days in Switzerland

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Gute Morge!

Originally published 27 August 2011. Gute Morge! (“Goo-ta Mor-ga” for all us non-Swiss German speakers!) Wednesday morning I got up and heard about the earthquake in Richmond/DC, and I’m kind of bummed I missed it! Now comes Irene–not sorry I’m missing that! Thankfully I have a friend checking on my house. Here’s hoping for no… Continue reading Gute Morge!

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Turkey and Swiss

Originally published 23 August 2011 Merhaba, arkadaşlar! (Hello friends!) Here I am in Turkey, having just heard about the earthquake in DC. Sorry I missed it, but praying everyone and everything is safe! So begins my “Turkey and Swiss” adventure. =) Interesting Turkish Hotel tidbit: Saving Electricity So I was having trouble turning on the lights… Continue reading Turkey and Swiss

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Swiss-German Lessons

Originally Published 30 November 2010. Well hello again! I’m back from my Swift Swiss adventure, but if you’d like to come along, I’d like to take you on the rest of the trip with me (partly because I know a few people who will be very upset if I don’t!). Tuesday morning, Francie and I… Continue reading Swiss-German Lessons

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The Black Forest

Originally published 27 November 2010. Guten Morgen–Good morning! I hope you’ve all had a fabulous Thanksgiving and you are not uncomfortably full two days later. =) Monday was… a Deutschland (Germany) adventure! I was still at Holger and Francie Kock’s home, and I thought it would be cool to go to Germany with them, since… Continue reading The Black Forest

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I Like Liverwurst!

Originally published 24 November 2010. Guten Morgen! (Good morning!) =) Whew! These Swiss know how to eat and how to keep an American busy! =) Where did we leave off? Saturday afternoon, Simona and I watched a movie and made supper that night to have with the boys. Her kitchen is SO big compared to… Continue reading I Like Liverwurst!

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The Land of Cheese and Chocolate!

Originally published 20 November 2010. Guten Tag! What a busy couple of days it’s been getting here! Shannon and Elijah (the baby!) dropped me off at the Dulles airport Thursday afternoon, and I was on my way! The plan ride was over night and a little less than 8 hours, so I slept off and… Continue reading The Land of Cheese and Chocolate!

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Swiss Adventure: The Final Installment

Originally posted 29 June 2010. And that leads us to… Friday! Again, Nicolas came over (he’s a househusband, that’s how he was able to come help us during the week!) and picked up Joyce, Alice, and me. We went to the church to make preparations for lunch. Someone from the church always makes lunch for… Continue reading Swiss Adventure: The Final Installment