Author: Tom Scriba

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The Cliffs of Moher Tour

Of all the sights in Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher are probably one of the most well-known. They tower over the water on the western coast of the island, forming a stark edge between land and sea. To put the picture below into some perspective, the cliffs...

Going Home 0

Going Home (for the Holidays)

Alright, it’s time for a reflective holiday-related post, especially given the circumstances. At this moment, I’m sitting at an airport restaurant/bar in Copenhagen, going home for the holidays. I’ll spend the next 2+ weeks in Chicago with family and friends celebrating the holidays, all the while stuffing...

Master's Programs in Germany 0

How to Find Master’s Programs in Germany

Before you can head to Germany for your master’s, you have to apply; but before you apply, you have to find a program to apply to. In this post, I’ll briefly explain the tools and process I used to find master’s programs in Germany. This won’t be...

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Ljubljana, Slovenia, a (not so) Hidden Gem

Back in May, we took a little weekend getaway to Ljubljana, Slovenia. As it turns out, a long weekend is a perfect amount of time to thoroughly experience this southern European city. Relatively speaking, it’s small, but for what it lacks in size, it makes up for...

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Study in Germany: Applying to Master’s Programs

I’ve been meaning to write something like this for some time. I was finally spurred into writing about applying to study in Germany by being connected with someone currently looking to study here. This week, a friend of mine reached out to me on behalf of someone...

Winter in Munich 0

Winter in Munich: What’s there to do?

It’s winter in Munich. We’ve had our first couple of snows, several overcast and cold days, and some of those brisk, bright, and clear winter days. Plus, the Christmas Markets are already up and the Glühwein is flowing. So now that the cold weather has set in,...

Thanksgiving in Germany 0

Celebrating Thanksgiving in Germany

First of all, no, “Thanksgiving” in its traditional US context does not exist in Germany. I’m sure most of you know that’s a uniquely North American tradition. On top of that, many ingredients for traditional dishes can be difficult to find here. That makes celebrating Thanksgiving in...

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5 Things to do in Munich other than Oktoberfest

So you’re headed to Munich. During Oktoberfest or not, beer drinking is certainly at or near the top of your list of things to do in Munich, While I approve of this, you should give your liver a break every once in a while and experience more...

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Munich’s Oktoberfest

Oh boy. The big shindig. Munich’s Oktoberfest. It’s full of traditional beer, traditional clothing, and traditional food. In addition to all this, it probably serves as the international image of Germany to the world.  Besides faded memories of high school history, this festival is probably the reason...