(disclosure: as co-founder of blog brulee i was compensated by ALDI for their sponsorship of the event. all opinions are my own.)
so there i was, a single girl on a bicycle, alone in the middle of a tiny german town on the edge of an asparagus field. I didn’t speak the language and didn’t know anyone for miles.
bewilderment must have encompassed my face as I pedaled up to the grocery store. a kind stranger approached and handed me a quarter-sized token. through a familiar game of “you-don’t-speak-my- language” charades, he showed me how to use the token to unlock the shopping cart. and off i went to purchase as many of the weeks groceries as i could safely balance while operating a bike home. Read More +