Are These Really My People? | My Meena Life. Photo by Carol via Flickr.

Are These Really My People?

“Yeah, the fool bought himself a big ol’ king size bed that don’t even fit in his bedroom.” My ears were drawn like a magnet to the English language.  I listened to the group walking being me as they spoke loudly with strong southern drawls.  There were Americans in Schweinfurt – I had inadvertently found […]

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Blog Series: One Year Without.

A blog series about living abroad, embracing minimalism, and what we learned by going without. Introducing One Year Without: A Blog Series. One Year Without a Vehicle. One Year Without Community. One Year Without: All the Small Stuff. One Year Without: What We Couldn’t Do Without During Our Year Abroad. One Year Without: What We […]

One Year Without Community. | My Meena Life. Photo by Chris via Flickr.

One Year Without Community.

This is the third post in the blog series One Year Without.  See all of the posts here. Over the past few years we’ve been slowly sliding downhill, shifting further away from friends and family, until we finally hit bottom when we moved abroad.   At least, that is what it felt like. Mr. Meena and I both […]

One Year Without a Vehicle. | My Meena Life. Photo by Peter via Flickr.

One Year Without a Vehicle.

This is the second post in the blog series One Year Without.  See all of the posts here. We gave up our habit of driving daily when we moved to Germany without a vehicle.  For the past year we’ve either walked, used public transport, or used a rental car.  In fact, we only spent 19 days […]

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 […]

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