I’m Mary. I’m an American expat living in Berlin.

In the summer of 2014 I began a 16-month backpacking trip around South America, Northern Africa, and Europe. I used this blog to chronicle my trip and document my personal journey. Click through the timeline on the left to read stories from my trip!

I now live and work in Berlin as a self-employed freelance artist. (You can find my art portfolio online at www.flymaryfly.com or check out my latest sketches via my Instagram.)

I still love to write and I’m always taking trips, especially to various cities around Europe. Check back here for more travel vignettes that never made it into my original blog posts, updates on smaller trips around Europe, and musings on the reality of life as an American living abroad.

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Bis dann!