About Kristi Fuoco

Social media enthusiast, English Teacher, writer, marketer, traveler, music lover. West Coast Canadian gal living and working in Germany and traveling around Europe. Current city - Hamburg. Twitter @kristifuoco

Teaching English in Germany: Funny Mistakes

"Lernen" and "lachen" go well together.  Photo copyright dpa/photo alliance One of the best parts of teaching English in Germany for me really has to be the funny mistakes my students make. I have laughed so hard I’ve had tears streaming down my face on numerous occasions. And don’t worry, I laugh WITH [...]

By | August 12th, 2013|General, The German Language|Comments Off on Teaching English in Germany: Funny Mistakes

My Love (and Hate) Affair With the German Language

Just say yes to German. If you dare. Photo copyright dpa / picture alliance I once compared my experience learning German to dating a guy that I really want to like, but I just can’t seem to click with. We keep going out, because it seems like we should get along great, but [...]

By | May 21st, 2013|Expat Life, General, German Culture, Living in Germany, The German Language|Comments Off on My Love (and Hate) Affair With the German Language

Long Night of the Museums in Hamburg, Germany

One of the highlights of the long night of the museums was Hamburg's International Maritime Museum. An incredible museum in an incredible building with a beautiful setting. Got museums? Hamburg sure does. I’m sad to say though, that until this past weekend I hadn’t been to a single one. Crazy? Perhaps. (But I [...]

By | April 22nd, 2013|General, German Culture|Comments Off on Long Night of the Museums in Hamburg, Germany

One Year in Germany: What I’ve Learned

One of my favourite spots back in Vancouver was UBC's Nitobe Japanese gardens. When I discovered this Japanese garden at Klein-Flottbeck in Hamburg I immediately felt at home. You just gotta have slices of home when you're living abroad. Photo copyright Kristi Fuoco “It is only in adventure that some people succeed in [...]

By | April 2nd, 2013|General, German Culture, Living in Germany|Comments Off on One Year in Germany: What I’ve Learned

Germany, Land of Contradictions

At the entrance of the lovely and peaceful Klein-Flottbeck Botanical Gardens stands this strange, naked statue. To me, this is the perfect example of the strange contradictions in German culture. Photo copyright Kristi Fuoco There are some days living in Germany where I want to smash my head against a very clean German [...]

By | March 21st, 2013|General, German Culture|6 Comments

There and Back Again: An Expat’s Tale

A brief moment of sun on my beautiful west coast at Christmas. My friend and I took a stroll on the famous Stanley Park Seawall so I could soak up my beautiful BC. Photo Kristi Fuoco Happy be-lated New Year from Hamburg! It’s been a while since I've blogged, and it’s partly because [...]

By | February 11th, 2013|General, Living in Germany|Comments Off on There and Back Again: An Expat’s Tale

Hamburg, Germany: Top Ten Reasons I Love Living Here

Despite my fear of heights I climbed around 500 steps up to the top of St. Petri's Church and it was worth it to get this gorgeous view of this beautiful city! Photo Kristi Fuoco How do I love thee Hamburg? Let me count the ways! As an expat it’s really easy after [...]

By | December 17th, 2012|General, German Culture, Hamburg, Living in Germany|2 Comments