• Rach and Laur Explore
    We arrived in Switzerland a little ragged. Having not slept the night before our early morning flight, we crashed on the short plane ride from Berlin to Basel. We were met by some of Rachel’s cousins, Patricia and Sonia, with bisous (kisses) and croissants. Carbs and kisses would continue to be a theme throughout our stay with them in Switzerland. After driving through the French and Swiss countryside, we arrived at the home of Gilles Read More
  • Rach and Laur Explore
    Teufelsberg, Berlin... read on! Berlin culture has often been regarded as synonymous with the rise of the techno music scene, but it also has an indisputable tumultuous past. Whether it be the soaring TV tower that once stood as a symbol of communist power commanding the gaze of the city, or the memorial plaques for holocaust victims on every street corner, it’s impossible to walk through the streets and forget this city’s controversial past. Because Read More
  • Rach and Laur Explore
    In our experience telling family and friends about our adventure, their first question is often "why?" That question inspired us to write this blog post detailing why each of us are pursuing this adventure! The Germans have a knack for creating words that describe feelings I previously thought indefinable. These visceral words allowed me to hone in on a specific, seemingly intangible emotion, and for it to become something of a mantra. For me, this Read More


  • Kirk Barbieri

    Hey Blondie Blonde: it sounds like you are having a wonderful time. Please tell your cousins Patricia and Sonia that Kirk says: “tu est trés jolie!” They may remember that it is the last thing that I said to them after we had lunch together at Zeughauskeller in Zurich, Switzerland during the 2011 Viette garden tour – and, suddenly, they knew that I spoke French! Enjoy your stay.

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