My real name is Amanda. I grew up in the Pittsburgh, PA area, but spent 5 years in Blacksburg, VA with my husband, George, and an assortment of amazing people. When I left for Germany, I had Oreos, a journal with Dorothy’s ruby red slippers on the cover, a faded Virginia Tech T-shirt, and my neti pot wrapped in a Terrible Towel in my carry-on luggage.
I earned a Fulbright Scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year and was an English Teaching Assistant at the Gymnasium Damme in Damme, Niedersachsen, Germany. I started this blog to share my experiences in Germany. I also hope this blog could provide some insight &/or assistance to anyone thinking of living abroad.
I returned to the US in July to begin a new adventure in a new city: New York. If you have a question or something to add, please feel free to post it in the comments. Thanks for reading!
If you’re wondering about the title of this blog, read about it here.