Kate J Hollingsworth

art + travel + photography

Tag: germany

  • Still Kickin’

    First, my Kindle broke. Then my iPod semi-broke. To keep the theme going, I broke my sunglasses… and after that my Internet went out.

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  • Wrapping Things Up

    It’s getting late here in Freiburg. I’m catching the early train to Frankfurt in the morning, and flying from there back to the States. It’s been almost exactly four months since I first came to Europe, but the time has flown. Right now I’m feeling…. Sad to say goodbye to all the aaaamazing people I’ve […]

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  • Recycling in Germany

    Recycling in Germany can be precise. It took a while for me to get the hang of it, during which time I started collecting recyclables in my room…. The situation soon got desperate, and it was time to figure out German recycling. It’s especially important here in Freiburg, known for being one of the prominent ‘green’ […]

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  • Taking a Walk

    The weather is so nice this week in Freiburg! It’s inspiring me to take more walks. Although I usually hop on the tram in the mornings, I like to do the 30 minute walk back to my dorm after classes. I love the sights and smells of springtime Germany in the evening. : ) Here […]

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  • On the Autobahn

       I’ve talked before about getting around Germany, where the train is definitely my go-to mode of transport. But sometimes I also get the chance to take buses on the autobahn, or German highway. The interesting thing about the autobahn in the area where I live: no official, federal speed limit! Generally, the advice is […]

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  • Springtime in Freiburg!

       It’s springtime in Freiburg! Along with the warmer weather and longer days, other small changes are taking place all around town. For example, more and more flowers are for sale each day at the open-air market…. Trees and flowers are blooming everywhere…. And even the ground beneath your feet is decorated by the spring […]

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  • This Week in Pictures

      Here’s a few photos from this week in Freiburg! A quirky thing I noticed yesterday – you can buy batteries individually here. At home, I normally only buy batteries in huge packages of 20 or more. Soccer Football is a huge deal here. This street-performer was keeping it fancy and entertaining with his tricks…. […]

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  • Compare and Contrast: Freiburg Edition

      February 22: March 25: It’s starting to look a lot like springtime around Freiburg. And with the warmer weather, restaurants and cafes are officially using all their outdoor tables. The streets are packed with people enjoying these sunny days. : ) PS – You can find the rest of the ‘Compare and Contrast’ series […]

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  • Getting Around Germany

      I got a such a good question on twitter about how I get around Germany that I decided to do a blog post on it! Within Freiburg, the Straßenbahn, or street trams, are perfect for getting around town. Freiburg has four electric tram lines and they are a major source of transportation for Freiburgers. The […]

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  • A Busy Week in Germany

      It’s been sooo busy these past few days here in Freiburg! Everyone had a lot of projects, papers, and presentations due this week, which meant a lot of hours at the library and in the computer lab. Last week, I went to Luxembourg, Brussels, and Paris to study institutions of the European Union and […]

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