Passport to Germany

Willkommen in Deutschland.

This week, we’re exploring Germany through Laurel, Lars, Miriam and Philipp’s experiences. From social media lovers to outdoor advocates, our German community has powerful stories to tell.

Laurel Robbins who heads off this post is an adventure travel blogger and founder of Monkeys and Mountains Adventure Travel Blog. Laurel lives in Munich, Germany and is passionate about getting people outdoors.

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Elizabeth J. Taylor on about.me

One Woman’s Path to Cultural Immersion and Entrepreneurship

Living abroad, especially in a country where you don’t natively speak the language, is never easy. It’s even more of a challenge if you start a company there. And that’s is exactly what Elizabeth J. Taylor did.

An avid fan of Rick Steve’s Europe (she would fight to watch it on Saturday mornings at the age of eight) Elizabeth took up French as part of her college studies. Required to go abroad for her major, Elizabeth decided to use her last semester at Vanderbilt University to intern and take classes in France.  That small taste of living and working abroad wasn’t enough though, she wanted to live in France full time and really immerse herself in the culture.

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Elaine Wong with Favorite painting on about.me

The Artistic Journey of Elaine Wong

Born in Alor Setar, a small town in northern Malaysia, Elaine Wong grew up with a passion for technology and drawing. “If you were to ask my primary school friends, they would all tell you that my schoolbooks were always full of doodles and sketches.”

Her artworks were featured on classroom bulletin boards and she was once asked to design the school mural. But it was her childhood ambition to work with computers that led to her finding a job in the IT industry and soon she found herself in hospitality systems, going to hotels or hotel headquarters to assess and implement computer systems as well as provide training and support for them.

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