Neuschwanstein

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Hey everyone,

Mike and I (mostly me), decided it would be an awesome idea to go to Neuschwanstein. I have been trying to make more “travel/interactive” videos…..which require me to actually leave the house and brave the outside world. We looked up the weather and saw it was actually going to be decent outside…So I thought to myself  it would be nice to finally start my Neuschwanstein video. Now there are so many things I have to say about Neuschwanstein and hopefully this blogpost won’t turn into a rant (please lord let it not be a rant).

I have been at least 5 times to Neuschwanstein….I live in Munich and have been living here for almost 3 years…..Why not go…It’s only an hour+ away?

It was extremely cold this time. This was seriously the coldest I have been in my life…Even with my down jacket, my beanie, my sweater, pullover and etc etc. I was still freezing my assoff…. I could seriously feel my soul turning into an even bigger ice cube than it already is (if you plan on going to Neuschwanstein from November-March/April DRESS WARM). I do have to say that the snow made it a little more magical though :p

There were too many damn people! Y’all! I am not over exaggerating but there were seriously SO MANY PEOPLE. Everywhere I turned……a selfie was being taken, people were talking too loud…People were touching things that weren’t supposed to be touched etc etc. It was just really crowded and sortuve made me feel like a sardine in a can.

Baustelle (construction). There seems to always be construction at this dang castle…If its not the bridge being closed, it’s the whole front of the castle being wrapped in plastic and metal. I mean the castle is still beautiful BUT the whole metal bars and ugly yellow signs just take away some of the beauty.

If you are in the Munich/Bayern area and you are thinking about going to Neuschwanstein….DON’T DO IT. I say this after going many different times and experiencing it during many different seasons. Neuschwanstein MAY be the “Disney” castle BUT it’s not worth the money in my opinion. The castle has too much of a “hype” around it and I seriously find it to be a tourist trap. I would recommend going to the little sister castle which is called Linderhof. SO MUCH MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK! Plus…The tour isn’t as crap as the one at Neuschwanstein. :p

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Love always ❤

Hayley

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Dirndl Time

Ok, so I have neglected my blog. I know, I am horrible. I have been extremely busy…You try having 2 jobs and working an average 40-50 hours a week and run a Youtube channel and blog (If you do this…Bless you). I am so happy to finally squeeze back into my dirndl. I took a hibernation phase which also meant gaining SO MUCH WEIGHT AND HAVING TO go 2 sizes up in my dirndl BUT I enjoyed all the chocolate :p

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“About uh week ago..or 2” My favorite Dirndl brand EVER Trachtenwahnsinn LINK HERE had a fashion show in Aloft Munich for their new collection. Basically bringing in the new season for Munich means Dirndl fashion shows everywhere (just kidding). 😀 I was there to add my dimples to the mix and let me tell you guys I fell in love all over again with these bad boys. These dirndls are seriously HAYLEY, they scream my name from the top of the rooftops all through Munich all the while throwing glitter and flowers at pedestrians (am I weird?).

I would just like to say that I am having so much fun in Munich and it’s living up to be everything I ever wanted ❤ Also if you want to see me being stupid on TV…. CLICK HERE

Hopefully I can add more to this story of mine..This relationship I have with Trachtenwahnsinn is so geil :p I also plan on making some videos about this so we shall see!!!

 

❤ Always Hayley

Linderhof Castle

Good evening friends and random people that read my blog for no apparent reason….Yeah you know I am talking about you 😉 Today’s wonderful post is going to be (if you did not read the title…I pity you) about The Linderhof Castle. I can not really say that much about it because A) I wasn’t really paying attention to the lady on tour B) It was too cold and C) a lot of things were closed due to the sh*t weather or renovation/reconstruction stuff.

The castle itself is “small” compared to the other castles here in Bavaria…. I am on a mission to see as many as possible….I might be lying to ya’ll but FORREAL I AM TRYING. It’s a good hour away from Munich itself and I would recommend going in summer but it’s still beautiful in winter. There are restrooms and there is a restaurant that looked…. “inviting”. Castles make for great day trips here in southern Germany….SOOOO If you’re looking for an ausflug away from the hustle and bustle of Munich with great scenery, this place is worth the trip ❤

 

 

❤ Hayley

Ho Ho Ho

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

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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Just Jayley

Good evening friends!

 

It’s been a long time.. I know and I feel like I start every single post off the same way.. “I’m busy, I have no time…etc. etc.” HOWEVER here I am writing to yall! I have been extremely busy and will be extremely busy for the rest of the month ❤

Moving on to happier topics. JACKIE IS HERE! YALL HAVE NO IDEA HOW EXCITED I AM. Jackie = my friend from America and she will be living in Munich for 1 year… PLUS she only lives 15 minutes away from me (I might cry). I finally have a wine buddy, I finally have a mean girls watching, netflix chilling, cuddle bug girl around. I no longer have to search for friends *_*

With all that being said be expecting Jayley = Jackie & Hayley videos posted on Youtube…. WOOOOP ❤

Love ya xoxo