Experiencing the Past in Heidelberg

There is something magical about standing somewhere and being able to see the past all around you. Imagining someone else standing there, in that same spot, hundreds of years ago. I had a taste of this as a child, visiting the Living History Farms in Iowa. At these farms, I was immersed in a visual, … Continue reading Experiencing the Past in Heidelberg

Getting Oriented

It sounds funny to say that I am taking an “orientation course” after living in Germany for over a year, but that’s exactly what I’m doing. It’s the second-to-last¬†step in my German integration. (The last step is the language exam I’m taking in February.) My¬†Orientierungskurs started on Monday. Like my language class, it’s around four … Continue reading Getting Oriented