Allow me to take you through a typical German Christmas season…who knows, you might want to adopt some festivities into your holidays.
I had to get back to Hogwarts, and with the Harry Potter Studio Tour in London, I felt right at home. Join me on an immersive exploration into the Wizarding World.
A weekend trip to London with no plans turns into a cultural download of sites and museums.
Mainz on the Rhein A short train ride from Frankfurt sits the ancient roman city of Mainz (pronounced like “mines”). When my parents came to visit, we started our vacation here, with a weekend on the Rhein, exploring Mainz and neighboring river villages. The funny thing is, when we told our German friends our plansContinue reading “A Weekend in Mainz”
Dam Tourists Last week my parents came to visit. It was their first time in Europe, and we tried to do and see as much as possible in the short time frame they were visiting. One of the destinations: Amsterdam, Netherlands. I had never been to Amsterdam before, and knew little about it. The onlyContinue reading “A Weekend in Amsterdam”
Travel Games Growing up, our family vacations involved road trips throughout the west. Traveling up the Pacific Coast Highway, or making our way through the desert to Nevada and Arizona. My sister and I loved these trips, but we also had strict rules: We each had to have our own row of seats in theContinue reading “Germany Travel Bingo Printable”
I visit the doctor often. Annual appointments, dental visits, eye exams, etc. I am the doctor finder and appointment scheduler for my household. So, when we moved to Germany, it was no different. I mean, a doctor visit by any other name would still smell like disinfectant. While this is true, there are some glaringContinue reading “6 weird things about visiting the doctor in Germany”
Bielefeld’s Secret Garden A great thing about living in a cold, wet, place is that when spring comes, everything blooms–especially at the botanical garden in Bielefeld. Trees grow leaves and blossoms, flowers pop out of nowhere, and even people grow smiles. Bielefeld’s Botanischer Garten is open year-round, but likes to show off during spring. It’sContinue reading “Bielefeld Botanical Garden”
Happy Spargel Season More beloved than Schnitzel, and definitely up there with Currywurst, is Germany’s favorite veggie: Spargel. Asparagus. To be honest, I hate Asparagus. But auf Deutsch, it sounds better, doesn’t it? Spargel. Sounds fancy and sparkly and delicious. I had to see why Germans celebrate this food. In Germany, the Spargel season beginsContinue reading “It’s Spargel Season”