I honestly have no idea how time flies so quickly! I feel like I blink and another month has passed. Between work, German class, hanging out with friends, and celebrating Jerry turning into an old man, we haven’t had a lot of time to just chill. Fortunately on Sunday, we finally had some much need couch time, which we wisely spent binge-watching ‘Orange is the New Black’ (can they do a spinoff all about Crazy Eyes? For serious. Make that happen, Hollywood).
Anywho, today I wanted to do another FAQ post because we tend to get the same questions from our friends/family back home. So I figured I might as well put them all in one place (you can check out the original FAQ composed of questions we received when we first told people we were moving).
“How do you like living there?”
We love it! Munich is a pretty great city to live in. Its beautiful, clean, safe, people are friendly, there is a wide range of activities you can do, the food is good, the public transportation is awesome, etc. While it’s not perfect all the time, we are very happy living here.
“Are you fluent in German yet?”
No. There are people who pick up languages easily but we are not those people. We are practicing and taking classes but until further notice, the answer is no.
I can see why you would ask that based on my instagram feed. But I assure you we do other things…such as eating cereal…drinking coffee… and… and…
Whatever. If loving biergartens is wrong, I dont want to be right.
“Do you travel a lot?”
Before moving here, I think we imagined we would be jetting off to a different European city every weekend. But that’s just not realistic. Plus, we are having such a good time in Munich that we haven’t felt a burning desire to get out of town.
We also want to take time off when people come to visit and because I started my job a quarter of the way into the year, I have less vacation time (only 20 days…I know, its such a cross to bear). Therefore we probably wont take a big a trip this year. Instead we are mostly doing long weekend getaways, which are easier. So far, we have been to Barcelona, Rome, and most recently Heidelberg and Nuremberg (pictured below).
“Are you still running?”
You bet your bottom dollar…or Euro. I did the Olympicpark Half in May and have another half marathon at the end of this month. I’m also scheduled to do the Berlin marathon in September so lots of running in my future!
“Can we come visit for Oktoberfest?”
Of course! But if you come another time of year, I can assure you that Munich is enjoyable (probably more so) when the Wiesn is not going on.
“Have you made friends?”
We are incredibly fortunate and have made friends with many terrific people. They are a huge reason why we love living here and I’m so happy they tolerate us.
“When are you coming home?”
We are saving vacation days to come visit at some point this year. We are still figuring out the details.
“No, when are you moving back home?”
We just got here! We are not on a timeline and are not planning on moving back anytime soon.
“What do you miss the most?”
Mexican food. Friends and family are a close second.
What other questions do you have!? Feel free to write them in the comments below!