About the Blog


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

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