Hello from Berlin!
This blog started as a way to detail all of our adventures in life starting with hiking the PCT in 2008. I haven't kept up with it and I didn't write about any of our smaller adventures we have had since then. However after plotting and planning for almost 2 years we have moved to Berlin so I think this is a great time to write about this newest adventure! Not sure how often I will update it but whenever I have something to say :)
So why and how did we end up here? Well we visited Europe in 2010 just for fun and to see if we could find a city we might want to move to. We both instantly loved Berlin. We were here in late Sept mid week and just had an amazing time and it just felt like home. We were walking around and it felt like a weekend day - we were just our and about eating, lounging in the park, etc. Once we got back we saved like crazy since we thought we would have to go back to school (school is free but you have to prove you can live for a year without working so that is just a little bit). We both started applying for jobs all over Germany at the beginning of the year with the goal of moving by the end of June. Everything worked out perfectly! Raymond got a job doing programming which he loves and he makes enough for us to live off of. He really likes his work and his coworkers and is really enjoying it here. He came over the beginning of June, but I had already committed to my job in Seattle through the end of June so I stayed behind and packed up/got rid of everything. After a quick stop in PA to visit the family I am now in Berlin! It has been just over a week since I arrived and we are loving it! Berlin is such a great city with so much going on all the time. Now time to go look at some furniture for our empty apt!