Taking a Tour of Auschwitz. | My Meena Life

Taking a Tour of Auschwitz.

I was not prepared to visit the Auschwitz concentration camp. I bought tickets in advance, saved the address, and arrived early.  I asked others about their visit and educated myself about the history.  Still, I didn’t fully understand what I was getting myself into. I was unprepared for the shock of human depravity – for […]

What You Don't See in My Travel Photos. | My Meena Life

What You Don’t See in My Travel Photos.

I became more than a little bit obsessed with traveling shortly after we moved to Germany.  Unfortunately, the arrival of my sudden wanderlust coincided with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia.  I had already been dealing with various health issues due to early onset osteoarthritis, but figuring out how to deal with chronic pain while living in a […]

Half-Timbered Houses in Erfurt. | My Meena Life

Half-Timbered Houses in Erfurt.

Erfurt is the capital and largest city of Thuringia, a state in central Germany.  While it’s a popular destination for German tourists, it’s often overlooked in favor of bigger or more well-known cities by foreign tourists.  There are so many reasons to visit the city, from its old town being one of the most intact […]

50 Things I Miss from Home. | My Meena Life. Photo by Sandra via Flickr.

50 Things I Miss from Home.

I furiously made this list about four months ago, when we had been living in Germany for a total of six months. I saved it and then it went into the depths of my “potential blog posts” folder because I was afraid of it. I knew I couldn’t open it and finish editing it without […]

Love Locks in Europe. | My Meena Life

Love Locks in Europe.

Love locks; for some they are physical representation of unbreakable love.  For others, they are considered an eye sore or even vandalism. Regardless of how you feel about them, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to avoid seeing a few no matter where you travel these days.  In fact, the only European country I’ve visited […]

A Day in the Life: Expat in Small Town Germany. | My Meena Life

A Day in the Life: Expat in Small Town Germany.

“A day in the life” posts have become really popular on Imgur (an online image sharing community); people all over the world have been taking photos throughout a normal day of their life and sharing them.  The Imgur blog said the following about this idea: As we go about our daily routines, we rarely stop […]

6 Things I Didn't Know About Zurich.| My Meena Life.

6 Interesting Things I Didn’t Know About Zurich.

If I manage to start planning a trip early enough in advance then I’ll usually start the process by reading about the history of the place we’ll be visiting and getting a feel for it.  Lately I’ve been a little bit more on top of things, so I had the time before our trip to […]

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