postcards

Hey y’all, I feel like I’m always writing these treatises on this blog, so I thought I’d just keep it light with this post. Here are some “postcards” from my life in Germany. Enjoy.

My dog, Filou, often likes to look out our apartment window.

Don't even ask what was going on here. Let's just say it was a lot of fun.

During the summer, we would take Filou swimming at a lake in Bremen, home of Beck's beer.

You know how in the U.S. we "park and ride"? Well, in the Netherlands, where this photo was taken, they park and ride, too. Only they park their bikes.

Me posing b-boy style. My girlfriend, Maya, and I went to an event in Hamburg sponsored by the camera company Olympus. At the event, we were allowed to "sample" one of Olympus' new-to-the-market cameras.

I went to Haarlem. But it wasn't in NYC; it was in the Netherlands.

How's that for Holland? And did you know that Holland is not a synonym for "the Netherlands." Holland is actually only a section of the Netherlands.

The Rhein River (at the famous Lorelei, I think).

Filou needs a lot of exercise. We recently took her to these flood plains located on the outskirts of Hamburg. She ran around like crazy and swam, too.

People often feed the birds that swim in and congregate near the Inner Alster, a huge lake that's right in the heart of Hamburg.

A faraway shot of one section of the Hamburg port.

 

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    Chad Smith

    I'm a former reporter for the Pocono Record who moved to Hamburg, Germany, to be with my German girlfriend. I still do journalism but now teach English to pay the bills. In this blog I share my thoughts on life in Europe and often dissect the ... Read Full
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