Tag: europe

Face to Face With Destruction

April 7th, 2010, 28 Comments

Seeing these church bells in Lübeck wasn’t easy for me. They melted and fell to the ground after an air raid in 1942, and have been left exactly as they fell. I wasn’t alive in 1942, and even my parents hadn’t yet been born. My grandfather was relocated by the American government because he refused […]

Thougts about the Europe visit: Water

April 4th, 2010, 56 Comments

This is probably the only real “surprising to an American” post I’ll be making, because it was the little thing that was most surprising. And that despite the fact that I had been warned: Don’t expect to get a glass of tap water at a restaurant or café; it’s an unusual request that probably won’t […]

Where to go in Europe…

October 30th, 2009, 47 Comments

I’ve wanted to visit Europe for years, and just haven’t quite made it. School, jobs, kids, all got in the way. Well, it looks like Terah and I may have a chance to spend a week there in March. We’re trying to figure out where to go. There are two main reasons I want to […]

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