I like strategy games, problem solving, medical technology, social and mobile technology, and entrepreneurship.  I can cook really well but hate doing it for one.  I read anything I can get my hands on, but have a special place in my heart for Anne Rice, Ayn Rand, Barbara Kingsolver, Robert Heinlein, Sylvia Plath, and Audrey Niffenegger.  I paint and write for fun, I analyze and synthesize for money.  I am addicted to Sugar Free Redbull.  I love love love living in Berlin, and this blog is about me getting out into the city that I always dreamed about immersing myself into, having an epic time and meeting amazing new people.


My Favorite Poem:  The Road Not Taken

Robert Frost (1874–1963).  Mountain Interval.  1920

Forest Mural on the Berlin WallTwo roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveler, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth.

Then took the other, as just as fair,

And perhaps the better claim,

Because it was grassy and wanted wear;

Though as for that the passing there

Had worn them really about the same.

And both that morning equally lay

In leaves no step had trodden black.

Oh, I kept the first for another day!

Yet knowing how way leads on to way,

I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

14 Comments on “About”

  1. February 6, 2012 at 4:56 am #

    Hey Sandy. Seems like you are having the time of your life in Berlin. Great blog. Keep posting.

    : )

    • SandyInBerlin
      February 7, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

      Thanks Nareen! I’m glad you like hearing about it. This city is so amazing, I really love it here!

  2. March 7, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    I think this is a real great post. Really Great.

  3. March 22, 2012 at 1:36 am #

    Hi, Sandy. Thanks for reading and following my blog! I hope the Geister are gone or they’ve been fully won over by your all around cool and hip personality! :)

    • SandyInBerlin
      March 23, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

      Thanks!!! The Geister still creak around adjacent rooms late at night, but we’ve made peace with each other. :)

      • March 26, 2012 at 7:16 am #

        I hope one of them is named Casper, him being friendly `n all … ;)

  4. March 30, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    HI Sandy, Beautiful blog, thanks for sharing :) I am an artist and just visited Berlin for a week. I realized upon leaving that I MUST move there. Any tips on how you made the move (work/visa etc) would be greatly appreciated! Take care.

    • SandyInBerlin
      March 31, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

      Thanks so much Charlotte! I agree, you must move to Berlin. It is so fantastic here. With regards to getting established, I am fortunate enough that I had a lot of help from the company I work for to make my residency happen, but my friends Cheryl (cherylhoward.com / @cherrysberries) and Adam (travelsofadam.com / @travelsofadam) both are just finishing up the whole process themselves, and I am sure they’d be happy to share their experiences if you ask. Cheers!

  5. March 31, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    Vielen Dank!! :)

  6. October 11, 2012 at 10:01 pm #

    Hey Sandy, danke für Follow Back; bin schon auf Deiner Fährte via Twitter und Foursquare. Grosses Kompliment für Deinen tollen und sehr übersichtlichen Blog! Nidal

    • SandyInBerlin
      October 12, 2012 at 3:44 am #

      Thanks Nidal!

  7. October 29, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

    Ahem. Yes . . . What he said ( Nidal).

  8. October 29, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    P.S. Love the “portrait.” Especially the little mandala in foreground.

  9. Joyce
    October 15, 2014 at 1:03 pm #

    Dear SandyInBerlin,

    My name is Joyce and I work for ExpatFinder.com.
    ExpatFinder.com is a free one stop website for people preparing to move or working and living overseas. We provide a myriad of services for expatriates and we have over 2,000 articles to help and support the people moving around the world and we are now creating an interview section to help the expats with real life experiences!
    We quite enjoy your blog about living in Germany, it is very interesting and informative. Would it be possible to interview you to further share some of your tips and feature some of your first hand experience as an Expat and your interview will be published on our Expat Interview section as a guide for our expat readers. The questions are mainly about the day to day lifestyle of an expat. If it would be possible, could you also send some photographs that we can use?
    Of course, if you accept, we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.
    The questions are enclosed, feel free to respond freely. You can return the doc with your answers if you accept this invitation.
    Thanks in advance and do let me know if you prefer other means to conduct this interview and we would be happy to accommodate your terms.

    Best regards,

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