Hi! Welcome to my ‘About Me’ page, by far the least interesting page on this entire blog, but you’re the one who clicked on it so more fool you, I guess. I’m Rhianna, a 22-year-old English girl with a passion for all things German (read: language, beer, bread, beer, sausage…sensing a theme?) At the risk of this starting to sound like a LinkedIn page, I recently graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and German and not the foggiest idea about what to do with it. The result? A somewhat under-informed and under-planned move to Bavaria for some pastures new (more on that particular decision here).
My new home? Nuremberg.
My new occupation? English Language Assistant.
Just call me Frau Less Travelled (actually, don’t do that…please).
I’m no stranger to living abroad; I’ve spent time studying in Dijon, France and Leipzig, Germany, as well as working as a representative for an adventure holiday company in Adelboden, Switzerland (yes, I know, I’m very Euro-centric, before you mention it). I’ve always loved travel and that feeling you get when you’re in a new place, and that, coupled with the very conflicted relationship I have with my home country at the moment (no one mention the B-word, for goodness’ sake) means that moving seemed like the only logical thing to do.
This blog is a way for me to document the no doubt very steep learning curve I’m about to experience, as well as to offer advice and tips to those hoping to experience the same.
You can expect honesty, recommendations, plenty of ‘dos’ and plenty more ‘do nots’, guides, funny/tragic anecdotes, general grumblings and probably more than a little ‘miscellaneous’.
If you’ve stuck with me this long, well done you nutter. If you haven’t, I don’t blame you.
So, that’s me. Welcome to ‘The U-Bahn Less Travelled’ (it’s a reference to the Robert Frost poem ‘The Road Not Taken’, for those who haven’t brushed up on their classic poetry recently) and I hope you stick around for a bit.