Paris..Oui..Oui

Hello Franz 😀

Paris trip number 2. As most of yall know I spent a little time in France for the Holidays. I really did not think 4 months ago that I would end up in France for the New Year but life is always a little funny in that regard.

Anywho I ate too much, saw a lot of sites, walked a lot of kilometers, said Mon Cheri too many times to count and fell in love with such a beautiful city. If you have never ever been to Paris or even France for that matter…YOU SHOULD. It’s edgy, it’s sexy, it’s old, its modern. It’s just a big ole contradiction….There is so much to be found in Paris and you will never get bored.

PLUS THERE’S A MUDDAFRIKKIN CHIPOTLE ❤

❤ Always Hayley

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Happy Holidays Friends

It is December…The time has been flying by so fast and I still have yet to get my life together. I am currently sitting at my desk eating chocolate and praying that the chocolate is magical and does not make me fat -_- A girl can dream right?

Coming from Florida I never really had the “White Christmas” experience. I saw snow when I was 16 and I was not that amused. I am used to being at the beach on the 26th of December drinking a Pina Colada (no joke, it’s like a tradition..I’m an alcoholic..UGH MOTHER DONT JUDGE ME). None the less moving to Germany has taught me a lot of things and has opened my eyes to so many culture shocks BUT one of the most major culture shocks I have experienced are the Christmas/Festive/Holiday/Winter times.

Ok you’re probably thinking “Hayley Christmas is Christmas”..YEAH I USED TO THINK THIS AS WELL BUT I WAS WRONG.. WE ARE WRONG TOGETHER. WE ARE ALLLL SIMPLY WRONG.

This post will not go into the details about Christmas/Winter it will just skim the surface and I hope that is enough for yall. I will post a video this a week before Christmas (the 16th-18th ish because Christmas is on the 25th for us crazy Americans) and you can watch it to see some more points/hear what I have to say about Christmas. I will be listing  5 points and save the rest for the video! Enjoy ❤

  • Christmas is celebrated on the 24th in Germany and the 25th in The United States
    1. The Germans (some) have a “preliminary”(the easiest word I could use) Christmas that is on the 6th of December and children receive presents.

 

  • Germany has crazy Christmas Markets (seriously you can not compare it to anything in the United States). In The USA we have a bunch of parades and they usually bring about a feeling of Christmas.

 

  • Trees in America are ridiculous (we have candy canes, lights, popcorn Cindy Crawford Home decor..hehe). German trees seem to be more traditional.

 

  • The German Santa Claus system can be very confusing if you are not informed about it beforehand. Different regions use different names for the same person. In the USA we use Santa for EVERYTHING.
    • Don’t be surprised if you are in Munich that you hear Christkindl and if you are up north you hear weihnachtsmann….It’s typical

 

  • The final point which is my favorite is that in The USA we have eggnog and in Germany there is GLÜHWEIN which is basically THE BEST DRINK EVER… Mulled wine…Sweet, warm and makes you want to sit on the couch cuddling your dog or cat or hamster…Whichever you prefer.

 

If you are moving to Germany or just visiting, enjoy as much and as many Christmas markets as you can and take 1,000,000 photos! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and many many kisses.

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❤ Always xoxo Hayley

Dating German Men- Behind The Scenes

Good Evening everyone

Happy 2nd to last day of November :p I am quite excited because very soon my video with Dating Beyond Borders aka Marina aka funniest girl ever, will be posted!!! Marina’s channel focuses on dating around the world with a funny twist added to it. I love her videos and was so excited when she asked me if I wanted to work with her. Not only did we have a good time, I realized how much I love Youtube. I have met so many amazing people from different walks of life through Youtube and I don’t know how I would pass my time without Youtube. Hopefully the video will be posted in the coming weeks and then I can laugh alone in my room late at night while I put it on repeat….I am not weird…I promise.

 

❤ always Hayley

Hambacher Schloss

Good evening (early morning).

I know it’s early and I should be sleeping but I am annoyed that my computer is not working and I am trying to fix it before I go to sleep! I have been back in forth between Munich and Mannheim the past couple of weekends and have really enjoyed my time in this part of Germany (it’s really beautiful). I got to see the leaves on the grape trees before they turned into brown lifeless paper.

Aside from drinking wine and listening to good music on the weekend ;D We traveled to Hambacher Schloss, it’s nowhere near as beautiful as Neuschwanstein BUT it’s cute  and makes for a wonderful day trip! PLUS the castle gets a lot of brownie points because you can dress up in “clothes from the people of that time”. I almost peed myself laughing so hard!

I will add more photos once my computer starts working again BUT until then, my iphone photos will have to suffice. I hope yall have a wonderful rest of the week and happy humpday.

 

❤ Hayley

Why I Love Germany

Hey Yall!

Ok this blog post is so overdue, I have been wanting to do something like this for awhile but I am just lazy and the only reason I am posting this is because I am uploading my “Why I love Germany video” on Youtube tomorrow and I am trying to have a little organization for my social media. I feel like time is just passing by…Well flying by and the only thing that is changing is that my waistline is getting wider and my skin is getting drier BUT HERE I AM to talk about one of my favorite topics: GERMANY

I have been in Germany for a small period of my life and I think that sometimes people get the wrong impression about/from me. “Why complain? If you don’t like Germany so much then leave”. I always have to think to myself…If I did not like Germany I would not be here. PLAIN AND SIMPLE. I would not be thinking about becoming a German citizen. I would not be giving so much effort into immersing myself into a culture etc etc.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, I know (believe me I KNOW) but I honestly would like to say that Germany is my favorite place on planet Earth. I don’t want to leave, don’t plan on leaving, will try my hardest to be “ein bissl deutsch” and give everything to stay here for as long as I can.

People ask me “why?” and is it cliche to say…”you have to come here to understand”? I mean I really can not give Germany justice with words, pictures or videos. The love I have for this place is deeper than kasespatzle and Oktoberfest. The reason I love Germany so much has to do with what has happened inside of me. Moving here has made me “think outside of the box”. I mean…. I am totally outside of the box no matter what but living here opened my eyes to so many things and expanded the way I think.

There may be times that I have my moments (we all have them..Jessica Simpson Dukes of Hazard moments “Duh”) but if you would have met me 3+ years ago you would have met a different girl. I love Germany because it has changed me for the better. I may not be where people want me to be in life but I am where I need to be and I am so thankful that Germany has opened their door & heart so long for this crazy American<3

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Bridal Event

Good evening friends! I am currently sitting on the couch with my pants on backwards and a baseball cap atop my poofy hair (SEXY HAYLEY). I am so happy I got through this Monday without any problems and that tomorrow I do not have to work until 12…Hallelujah. Ok let’s get down to business (to defeat the Hans)…Sorry Mulan reference :p

2 weekends ago I had the wonderful opportunity to work for a bridal shop (wedding dress, evening gowns etc etc.) here in Munich. This was not my first time working for them or hearing about them (refer to beginning of the blog- post titled church bells). The shop is called Hanna Jech Brautatelier

Like the first time, the wedding dresses were all amazing, the event was fun and I was satisfied with everything. I got some fun pictures for everyone and that is why I am posting this (because I know yall are tired of me posting 3 pictures a day of the same thing on Instagram). I would like to share all of the photos from the event!!! I will try to link everyone and everything below (this may take some time). I hope yall have a wonderful day and stay warm!!

 

 

 

❤ Hayley

EATING IN AMERICA.FAT ASS TENDENCIES.

 

Hey yall!

I am back in Germany and really behind on my uploading schedule BECAUSE I am too lazy to press “upload” on my computer. In the mean time you guys will get a bunch of random blog posts.

After being in Florida for 2 weeks I learned something….I learned that America is land to the fat asses. I never knew this was a problem (well, I knew. I just pushed it to the back of my mind). I was not as conscious about the whole “fat ass” tendencies that us Americans tend to have -_- until I lived in Germany for awhile….. You are probably thinking. DUH HAYLEY EVERYONE KNOWS AMERICANS ARE FAT. Um yes but I never saw it as such an issue until I removed myself from the situation.

I have a few reasons as to why Americans are so fat. I will go into as little detail as I possibly can (because that is how I roll, I am a lazy fawk).

 

1st reason why us patriotic pricks are so chubby is because fast food is ridiculously cheap. I think it cost more money to buy a bag of carrots than it does to buy a 6 pack of 2 liter coke. PLUS Mcdonalds is ridiculously cheap.

2nd our healthcare system allows it and pushes for it. I know this is my brain working overtime but I feel that the health care system in the USA is so corrupt and they hope people get fat because that means more money for them (these are only my thoughts). Also the USA is so keen and accepting on the topic of getting surgery or taking a pill to lose weight. Hey lets get a tummy tuck or hey lets take this magical pill that makes me poop my brains out to lose 20lbs. In comparison to Germany, the doctor will look at you and say…You are fat go for a walk and eat an apple.

3rd. WE DO NOT WALK. End of that point

4th every freaking food is fried, when I was 10 I tried my first fried oreo -_- when I worked at a restaurant, I made the cook fry my cheesecake. WE HAVE FRIED GREEN BEANS. OH MY….FRIED BROCCOLI… WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?  I mean come on.

5th our portions are out of control, I seriously could not finish my food in America, I had to take a lot of food home. My stomach was not used to such big portions. The cup sizes in America are ridiculous, a small is the equivalent to a German medium and sometimes a German large. I used to be able to eat 2 pieces of cheesecake from the cheesecake factory in one sitting, on my first day back in the states I could only eat 1/4 of a slice.

 

I have come to the conclusion that this is a problem. I don’t understand why there isn’t a bigger push for pursuing healthier lifestyles? Could someone please tell me? I am so happy that Germany has opened my eyes to the wasteful, gluttonous behavior of us Americans. I hope to start changing minds one muffin at a time. Until then I will go eat a piece of Milka (just kidding)  and think about my lifestyle changes 😉 Goodnight you guys and I love yall.