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Caitlyn Ellis
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Swiss Alps
The family I work for does an annual ski trip. We spent 9 days in a cabin in Avers-Juf, Switzlerland, with few other families who are friends or relatives of Patrick and Koko. The area is beautiful. It's the highest village occupies year round in Switzerlan...
Swiss Alps
Swiss Alps
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Weekend in Holland!
Quick lesson that I learned at an embarrassingly late age: The Netherlands is a country where the Dutch people live. They speak Dutch. The country is made up of 12 provinces, two of which are called North Holland and South Holland. A lot of the sea-faring a...
Weekend in Holland!
Weekend in Holland!
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Around Bonn
One Saturday, I caught a train to meet my friend from church on our way to Koblenz. It's a city about the size of Bonn just upstream (which means south), only about a 30 minute train ride. We had a great time on a beautiful sunny day. This is a huge statue ...
Around Bonn
Around Bonn
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First Trips - Basel and Frankfurt
Last post I showed some Carnival pics from Basel, but here are a few shots of what the city looks like during the day. Koko had told me about the fun festivals that happen in Basel when I first got here, and I really wanted to see them. But let's be honest,...
First Trips - Basel and Frankfurt
First Trips - Basel and Frankfurt
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Carnival - Fasnacht fun!
Europe takes Carnival seriously. Particularly the eastern stretch of Germany right around where I live. Europe is very Catholic, and Carnival serves as an opening festival for the Lent season, as well as ancient traditions of scaring away the winter spirits...
Carnival - Fasnacht fun!
Carnival - Fasnacht fun!
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Reflections on the Rhineland
Germany is a neat place. I like it here, and I really love getting to know how things work around here. I have yet to ever feel unsafe, and I don't just keep to the touristy places or good suburbs. German laws are very different than American laws. I'm to t...
Reflections on the Rhineland
Reflections on the Rhineland
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Beginning to Explore
Things are good in Germany. I've learned what my role is, a tiny bit of German, and my way around the city, as well as met a few people over the age of 10. I'm getting comfortable and I have plenty of time to myself.  As a nanny, my schedule is usually: do ...
Beginning to Explore
Beginning to Explore
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German Birthday Party
Phineas, one of the boys I take care of, turned 8. Here are some pics of his birthday party. First to the park: Launching water Rockets Then off to the Bowling Alley!  Even Germans love Bowling Most of the boys Finni! Yeah, German birthday parties are prett...
German Birthday Party
German Birthday Party
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First Days in Germany
I moved to Bonn, Germany. I live with a family and work as their Au Pair (nanny in a foreign country). Here are some pics of the area I live in. This is the building across the street from my house. It's the Ministry of Something. I don't know what exactly,...
First Days in Germany
First Days in Germany
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East Coast Wanderings
After being home almost an entire month, I decided I needed a vacation. My friend Brent called me to see how I was doing. I asked how he was doing, what was coming up for him. He said, "I'm going to a business conference in Boston in a few weeks." I said, "...
East Coast Wanderings
East Coast Wanderings
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