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A (Ful)bright Future

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Das Ende vom Ende

Olivia Wilkins

On July 5, 2016, Alex and I (with the help of my mom) brought Guenther to the United States of America for the first time. Between moving out of our home in Cologne and making our trans-Atlantic journey, we stayed in Duesseldorf, the capital of NRW which lies under an hour north up the Rhein from Cologne by train.
 

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Der Paß Kampf

Olivia Wilkins

Just seven days after visiting the U.S. Consulate, Günther received proof of his American citizenship. Applying for and waiting for the arrival of Güni's Consular Report of Birth Abroad and Paß was nothing short of nerve-wracking.

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Schwangerschaft in Deutschland

Olivia Wilkins

As I am two days away from my baby’s due date, I still cannot believe I have experienced German Kultur around pregnancy and birth first-hand. One year ago, I still insisted I wouldn’t have any children until after grad school and probably not until I had a steady job. Yet here I am, cultural ambassador aus den USA, about to help boost Germany’s declining birthrate.

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Ein Wochenende in Düren

Olivia Wilkins

Düren is a town just 40 minutes from Köln by train. Home to the paper industry in Germany, a cozy hotel, and better clothes shopping that I've found in Köln thus far, Düren made a perfect weekend getaway (even if it was cold and rainy).

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Die fünfte Jahreszeit hat begonnen!

Olivia Wilkins

Ah, Deutschland. A country where everything makes sense… until it just doesn’t. Already preparations for the Lenten season are underway, and we are over a month away from Christmas. In the United States, we bring in Lent with donuts the day before Ash Wednesday, unless, of course, you celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans; In Köln, we bring it in with Karneval.

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