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I began this blog back in 2004, hosted on Blogger.com.  In February 2008, I moved to the domain AmiExpat.com.  This isn’t because my name is Ami, it’s because Ami is a nickname Germans use for Americans, so Ami Expat is sort of German/English shorthand for American Expatriate.  This was, to some, a controversial decision, but it’s worked out well so far.  At the same time, I migrated the blog to WordPress blogging software. I am not currently working on the blog.

What is An American Expat in Deutschland all about?

It’s about whatever I felt like writing about. This usually has something to do with living in Germany. Also, as a research statistician by training, I am crazy happy about looking stuff up, investigating questions, and writing up my results. Somehow, I manage to be both easy-going and Type A+ (don’t ask me how that works). Anyways, I have quite a few posts that I hope fellow expats will find helpful. You can find these under the category Tips for Expats.

What’s with all the Thai recipes?

I’m half-Thai, and, if I may be so bold, a pretty good cook. I’m planning on putting up more recipes, but it’s pretty low on my priority list at the moment. As a side note, my mom has a Thai restaurant in Manassas, Virginia. Live nearby? It’s called Siam Classic. Go check it out.

Technical Stuff:

What theme are you using?

This blog uses the fabulous Thesis Theme for WordPress from DIYthemes.  It was customized by Kristarella.  I highly recommend them both.

Thesis Theme for WordPress:  Options Galore and a Helpful Support Community

Where is your blog hosted?

I use nearlyfreespeech.net, and have been satisfied with the cost and service provided.




The 2008 Weblog Awards - 3rd Place - Best European Blog


Tripbase Blog Awards 2009

IX10 - Top 100 Exchange and Experience Blogs 2010

Expat Focus Recommended Website

  • Ralph

    Hello Christina
    I am an German/American and live also in Laaber/Kronbügl.
    My Mum was German and my Dad was an American.
    I visit my American family every year in Ohio.
    I find today your website and i like it to read.


  • http://www.amiexpat.com Christina G

    Thanks for commenting Ralph! Maybe we’ll see each other around town.

  • http://rew.50webs.org/ advovaCah

    Nice template. Where can i download it?

  • http://www.amiexpat.com Christina G

    I’m currently using the free Revolution theme from Brian Gardner, but it appears that as of January 1, 2009, the link to this theme has been removed and replaced by the Revolution 2 theme, which costs $60.

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    how can i buy this template?

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