A New Home

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Germans love labeling too.

Some of you may know that Klaus and I have been recently on the move again and this time I think we will call Canada our home permanently – for now at the very least. Reflections and reasons? I think I’ll save that for another day, another post.

Planning for our next home has been a chore. Not that I don’t enjoy the simple pleasures of living in my parent’s basement with Klaus or anything. Other than the funny ring whenever we answer the question “where are you guys staying right now?”, it’s been not half-bad.

Living in Leipzig has helped us confirm a few things about us Рwe are city people who like to be central, we like trees, recycling and composting makes sense, and we really appreciate good city planning. We also like decent weather, but you have to give some to win some to live in Edmonton.

To remind us of some of the beauties that we’ve come across during our travels and to inspire our own happy living back in Edmonton. I think I might just tag happyiveson on this.

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A few things to have in your backyard: Mature homes, check. Proper lighting, check. A castle, check – Town of Wernigerode

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I love this home because it’s crooked.

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A proper city must have amusing signage.

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Alternative energy – Wind parks are popular in Germany.

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Barely plants to make the home comfy.

Whimsical pieces to make the home your own.

Whimsical pieces to make the living space your own.

Vibrant city life in the heart of downtown.

Vibrant city life in the heart of downtown.

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Encouraging everyone to share the roads.

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Street markets for people to take advantage of what the city has to offer – Christmas Market

Why Weimar Deserves its Status

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Colourful sandbags of what I believe to be Arabic script and German. The bottom means "Goethe connects"

Colourful sandbags of what I believe to be Arabic script and German. The bottom means “Goethe connects”

One of the many pretty beer gardens that we came across

One of the many pretty beer gardens that we came across

Klaus and I playing around with what we call the 'Borg cube'

Klaus and I playing around with what we call the ‘Borg cube’

Parc an der Alm - massive pristine park that is home to a bee museum and Goethe's summer home. Endless trails!

Parc an der Alm – massive pristine park that is home to a bee museum and Goethe’s summer home. Endless trails!

They have a square named after Beethoven. Enough said.

They have a square named after Beethoven. Enough said.

The statue of renaissance man Goethe and his good friend, Schiller the poet. We tried to find all the historic pieces in Weimar and this was our last 'must see' before visiting Goethe's Home

The statue of renaissance man Goethe and his good friend, Schiller the poet. We tried to find all the historic pieces in Weimar and this was our last minute ‘must see’ before visiting Goethe’s Home