My family and I left the United States in August of 2010 to go to Cairo, Egypt. In February, 2011, we left Egypt and began a new adventure in Frankfurt, Germany. Why we left each place and how we got there is a different story for another day and I’ll get to it, but for now, I wanted to open with a quick “hello” and a little insight to what I’ll be writing about on here.
The main focus of this blog will be about living as an expat (or a foreigner) in Frankfurt, Germany, but I will most likely dive into my memory of what it was like to live in Cairo too. I make a living as a freelance writer. It’s not always a great living, but it works for me and allows me to take care of my daughter instead of sticking her in daycare or school. I plan to talk about everything with this blog, but you can expect to find a lot of information about living in Frankfurt as a non-German-speaking foreigner. We’ve overcome a lot of obstacles to create things like we’re accustomed to in America. Germany doesn’t always make that easy and though options are available, sometimes you have to either know where to look or go out of your way to find it. Little by little, I plan to address various expat issues, including where to find certain food ingredients, good things to see and places to stop, and some of the more serious questions (like finding an apartment, job and getting a visa).
You’ll also likely catch some of my more deranged thoughts, so don’t be shocked when you take a look into my evil little mind.
I welcome you to my blog and hope to stay fairly consistent with my posts. As I add information about living in Germany, please feel free to post your own questions to me or suggest topics. The same goes for writing, working as a freelancer and living as an expat in Cairo. I can probably be helpful about a lot of different things and the purpose of this blog is to provide information to people. I noticed that a lot of blogs offer good expat information, but they don’t answer quite everything. I’m hoping to answer some of the unanswered questions that I see floating around the Internet about Germany.
The Winded Gypsy a.k.a. Beth Lytle
I look forward to hearing about how you got there and the rest of the story.