Only in America I

Today I have been in the US for 65 days. That’s right… over two moths now. As I have settled into this new life here there aren’t as many exciting things happening. This means that I need to make things happen; I need to go out and experience what I can’t experience at home in Germany. Of course I am going to tell you all about it with my Mini-Series called “Only in America”. For the next few weeks I will try out different things that a) I have never done before and b) I can’t do in Germany. Most of these things will be really simple, but will nevertheless be a new and exciting experience for me.

So here goes, my first post of the series:

Only in America I: Drive Thru StarbucksIMG_0628

As you may have read in my previous post: I am a Starbucks addicts. No judging please. Don’t we all that that certain something we admittedly (or not) spend too much money on. Back to the drive thru Starbucks. Some of you may be wondering why this is so different or why it is so American. You see, in Germany the nearest Starbucks is about a 30 minute drive away from our town and you usually have to walk a few minutes after parking or arriving via train. Here it’s about 10 minutes away. A drive thru Starbucks – not in Germany. On top of having to actually go inside to get your drink, you usually try and look as cute as possible. It’s not a regular coffee shop in Germany, it’s where you go to buy coffee after a shopping spree or if you want to look hip when you get to university in the morning for your 8am lecture (guilty!). So instead of just doing the drive thru, I did it at 8am after just getting up… in my PJs 😀 Why you may ask? Because I can and no one cares. Some people show up in Target dressed the way I was. Anyway, I’m not sure if I was too asleep to see the drive thru sign or if it was just hidden too well, but I spent around 5 minutes driving around the car park trying to find the entrance to the drive thru. After finding it and being quite pleased with myself for driving close enough to the window without scratching the side mirror I had my yummy hot latte in my car, in my PJs on a beautiful Minnesota morning. IMG_0629YAY! My verdict: Although I’m not sure how nice it would be doing the drive thru in winter, I can definitely recommend it for spring and summer, so can it be morning again please? 🙂

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Love, Sophie x

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