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Gluten-Free in Germany!

Reader Resources… Thankfully, we all have the internet to go to and our nice APO addresses to ship to; however, it’s nice to have something immediate and close, so here’s a start.  If you know of a health food store for special health concerns, let me know! DM:  In Gangelt and Aachen, DM carries gluten-free […]

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Life in Germany: A Local Hospital Stay 101

Things happen and fortunately we have a pretty good support system over here with our own clinic and a wide network of Tricare accepting doctors both on the German and Dutch sides of the border. Medicine IS different though and it’s good to have some idea of what you might be getting yourself into. Here […]

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GK Local: Organic Markets

Cross-Posted at A fan of healthy organic foods? You won’t be without them here. Most German grocery stores have small sections of organic foods near the produce section and on the Netherlands side, you can find a good selection of organic foods at Albert Heijn as well as the two large weekly markets in […]

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GK Local: Chocolaterie “Ducharette”

Coming very highly recommended from a friend who considered this the best chocolate around here, I finally made it over to the tiny chocolaterie Ducharette. Near the market square down from the church in Ubach over Worms, it’s 5 minutes from base and easy to find. My family tried them and all I heard was […]

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GK School Options

AFNorth International School AFNorth International School is an excellent full-day preK-12th grade school located just outside the base at Brunssum, NL with many extracurricular activites and active, competitive sports teams.   Homeschooling For those of you considering homeschooling, you will be happy to know that there is a very active home school group here […]

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GK Local: Eier Liqueur

In chocolates and cakes, with whipped cream and coffee, and even in ice cream and chocolate truffels, egg liquor is a very popular flavoring here both in Germany and the Netherlands. In German it’s “eier liquor” and in Dutch it’s “advocaat.” Either way, it’s a bright orange-yellow, potent, yet sweet, runny egg yolk liqueur that […]

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Monschau, Germany

Monschau has a great website with a lot more listed than I knew existed even after three visits there… check it out! About an hour south of Geilenkirchen, nestled within the hills of the Eifel, is the quaint little city of Monschau. It lies near the Belgian border near the Eifel National Park. The […]

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