Buongiorno and Willkommen

“It’s a museum.”  What started as a simple joke about a neighborhood museum in Siena that was closed on Sundays turned out to be a defining description of our adventures throughout Europe. While the United States and Europe aren’t that different from each other, there were several moments that caused us to laugh and shake … Continue reading Buongiorno and Willkommen

Under Construction

“I’m from East Germany, but I’m not a communist.” My maintenance man was quick to reassure me, as he probably figured I’m an ignorant American who doesn’t know much about the split between East and West Germany and thinks all East Germans are communists. It’s sad that stereotypes like this exist, but from what I’ve … Continue reading Under Construction