I recently mentioned how I came back from Portland with roughly 20 pounds of books.
These are just some of the themed books that seemed most interesting to the cultural explorer in me. The first one that I decided to pick up once I put all my other goodies away was Portlandness: A Cultural Atlas by Hunter Shobe and David Banis.
Having recently returned from an extensive adventure in the northwest United States that inevitably meant a trip to the always amazing Powell’s bookstore in Portland, I was careful to only return to Germany with about 20 lbs of books. I got off light. Oh, the restraint I showed!! Continue reading
I don’t know what I was thinking when I first decided that my family would do this. Perhaps I was simply thinking that we would save money and clean out the cupboards. Well, it turned out to be so much more than that!
First, I became a bit ill after the new year. This meant that for about a week I did not want to eat much or cook for that matter. Then, our projector fan died leaving us with no family television time. This latter point is not all bad. I think I’ve mentioned before that our home is like the ‘American Sector’ from Checkpoint Charlie.
Here is a funny video about what international students think about Americans that I would like to share with you for your enjoyment and reflection: