Going Grocery Shopping in Germany – 20 ways it’s different compared to grocery shopping in the USA.

Grocery Shopping in Germany (Compared to the USA).

Going grocery shopping in Germany has always been a stressful event for me.  On my first visit to Kaufland, a few days after moving to Germany, I unintentionally made a cashier very angry because I didn’t weigh my bananas before checking out.  Even after living in Germany for 13 months, it seemed like I always managed to do […]

Summarizing Life in Germany in 30 Tweets.

Summarizing Life in Germany in 30 Tweets.

You can squeeze a surprising amount of information into 140 characters. I’ve used twitter for several years, but my use of it changed once I made an account for my blog.  It became a quick, easy platform for sharing my life in Germany with other bloggers, expats, and curious travelers.  I looked back over everything […]

Differences Between Germany and the USA. | My Meena Life

Differences Between Germany and the USA.

Our impending departure (#3daystoUSA) is making me think about all the ways my life is about to change.  In fact, my mental list of the differences between Germany and the USA started growing so long I decided to write them all out.  I’m sharing this thought provoking list partially because I’m exhausted and sick from […]

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 […]

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 […]

Berlin, I Love Your Trash Cans.

Berlin, I Love Your Trash Cans.

We were walking the streets of Berlin, surrounded by history and beauty, and yet I was looking for trash cans (and bears).  Thankfully they aren’t all that hard to find given their bright orange color.  I thought they were so entertaining that I started taking photos of them about halfway through our weekend there. Why […]