Once Upon a Dream

“Is this real life?” We asked ourselves this question several times while meandering through vineyards and quaint German villages with colorful flowers in full bloom on our way to the Hambacher Schloss (Hambach Castle). It just seemed too picturesque and fairy-tale like to be real. This past weekend two other JYMers and I traveled (in … Continue reading Once Upon a Dream


Sunny Days, Sunny Smiles

“Es gibt Kinder, deswegen müssen wir warten.” (“We have to wait because there are kids around.”) My conversation partner and I were walking around Munich, enjoying the lovely weather, and had just come to a crosswalk. Although pedestrian signal was red, there were no cars coming (so we could have safely crossed) but Lisa explained … Continue reading Sunny Days, Sunny Smiles