Author Archives: heidihefeweizen

About heidihefeweizen

I am a 29 year-old American woman who has received a Fulbright scholarship to work as an English teaching assistant in a German high school.

Follow-up to Olympic Fashions

Dear Germany, What????  Wie????  Are you trying to prevent gender-related scandals?   I’m glad to see you’re sticking with the scarves though. Eure, H.H.

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Fashions of Olympic Proportions

The opening ceremony for the 2012 Summer Olympics is tonight, and I couldn’t be more excited.  I have had a love/hate relationship with Olympics my whole life.  As a kid, I loved the interesting [to me] events, like gymnastics, figure … Continue reading

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American Girl

While in Germany, I tried to read either novels in German, or books about people who were traveling or spending time in another country.  These people have experienced what I have.  If you are living or moving abroad, I recommend … Continue reading

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German Products 8: Bread

I have been wanting to write this post all year.  Before I die, I would like to contribute to calling attention to German food.  German cuisine does not have a great reputation.  I can’t say it’s maligned because that would … Continue reading

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Christi Himmelfahrt 1: Bremerhaven

May is a goldmine of German public holidays.  There’s May Day on May 1st, Christi Himmelfahrt, Ascension Day mid-may, and Pfingsten, Pentecost one week after Christi Himmelfahrt.  These holidays = days off from work.  Pretty groovy, right?  What I am … Continue reading

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