I recently returned to the United States after several years of living In Germany. I am finally beginning to adjust to living in Southern California, but the warm winter weather is still a bit disconcerting. My interests include travel, cooking, and gemstones. I have traveled extensively in Europe and look forward to exploring more countries and cultures. I visited Paris a few years ago and stayed with an Airbnb host who provided croissants and baguettes for breakfast. Lovely.