Week 1: Ashland & Richmond

Best wishes from Ashland! My first week in the US is almost over. I already started working here and I could also get some first impressions of Richmond and the area around.

My first days at work were fantastic. All the colleagues are very friendly and helpful, especially my mentor Jeff. We already started some very interesting projects. Looking forward for more.


On mid-week Johannes shows me around Richmond. On the way to my first real american burger in Carytown, we suddenly see a well known vehicle from home.

After an exciting first week at work Johannes and me start into the weekend. At first friday (the first friday each month) Richmond is on fire. We decide to visit the VMFA, the Virigina Museum of Fine Arts.







After a good dosis of culture we take a trip to one of the many craft breweries here in Richmond.




Saturday morning we take a ride to the farmer’s market of Richmond. According to Johannes there you get the best doughnuts in town. I must admit, they are very good!




After maybe a little bit too many doughnuts were are on the way to the Richmond cemetery. A great view to the city and the James river is awaiting us. The cemetery is even that big that it is necessary to visit the graves by car.






On the way home we stop at the shopping mal of Short Pump. A hunting department with a wide range of guns and rifles is a must-have for the big sports store there.


The night we spend together with Claudia and Norbert eating some barbecue and drinking some delicious Gin Tonics.

On Sunday I’m finally able to unpack my running shoes and go for a run through the neighborhood.



That was it, my first week here full of great new experiences. I wish you all a fantastic monday! See you next week!