German Parliamentary Elections (September 2017)

I just voted in the German parliamentary (Bundestag) election, and so I figured I’d write an explanation about how it all works. To begin with, there are five main political parties in this election: the SPD (social democrats), CDU (Christian Democratic Union, Merkel’s party and the most conservative of the traditional parties), Die Linke (“the left” – most votes […]

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No Blog Left Behind

It’s been just over a month since I last posted, when I promised the upcoming Sofia blog post. I’ve been working on it slowly but surely, so bear with me while I finish it. In the meantime I also traveled to Rome for a week, which was beautiful, amazing, and delicious. I’ll definitely share some […]

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Weekend in Bucharest

On the weekend of Feb. 17-19, I took a trip to Bucharest, Romania. I found a great Ryanair deal for 20€ return, so I went for it and planned a weekend trip. I arrived at the airport on Friday around 21:00 (9 PM) and went through immigration (Romania is in the EU, but not the […]

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Two Hours in Bremen

On my way back to Berlin from the Netherlands (on Feb 5, 2017), I had a stopover in Bremen. Because I was travelling on a Flexi ticket, I was able to choose any train I might want to take. This meant that I could extend my stopover in Bremen from a few minutes to two […]

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