Germany is known for its vast bread selection. Photo (cc) flickr user david__jones
The following post is YG guest blogger Guarav Kedia. Check out his perspective on German cuisine.
My last blog described my experience with German language. Learning German was fun, but still I wasn’t very aware of the language, and I wasn’t really enjoying my stay. I can say the same about food. It’s not that German cuisine isn’t delicious but I really didn’t know much about it and my lack of knowledge made it hard for me to appreciate it.
This is a preview of How I Learned to Love German Cuisine.
Soccer is taken more seriously than politics in Germany. Be prepared for anything.
It happened. I feel just a bit more German now. I definitely feel different. Yes, I went to my first true German outdoor soccer viewing party. On Saturday night two of Germany’s best teams, Borussia Dormund and Bayern Munich, played for Germany’s national cup and well….Dortmund pretty much kicked Bayern’s butt (5-2). And it’s not every day that Bayern has their butt kicked. As anyone who has lived in Germany or is German knows, soccer is a religion here and wow….Germans REALLY take their soccer seriously. So, when my friend Katrin invited me out for a viewing of the game in Dortmund on Saturday I was more than excited to join the viewing and see what it was all about. The game was actually held in Berlin but that didn’t matter…Dortmund was alive with soccer vibes, especially since they just came off a huge win, taking the title of Budesliga Champions (that’s a big deal here in Germany!) So, here’s what I learned about watching big games on the big screen with crazy German soccer fans.
This is a preview of Top Six Tips for German Soccer Viewing: What I Learned in Dortmund.
YG Blogger Kristi has found the love of her life in Germany.
Alright, I can’t keep it in anymore. In fact I have to tell the whole world. I’m twitterpated. I’m smitten. I’m in deep smit. People told me it would happen but I didn’t really believe them. I blame my cousin Greg who basically set us up and wouldn’t stop singing my new lover’s praises. Everyone agrees that he is beautiful. I haven’t met anyone who didn’t think this, in fact. I think my parents are gonna love him. They’ve even met him briefly and I’m pretty sure they thought he was nice.
Spaghettieis: a plate of ice cream made to look like a plate of spaghetti. Photo (cc) flickr user orangebrompton
I may not be an ice cream person, but once the weather in Germany starts looking like summer I always find myself at the ice cream shop. And it’s all because of Spaghettieis, a German specialty that I insist you try if (when!) you ever visit the country.
So what is Spaghettieis? Well, as the German word Eis refers to ice cream, I’ll give you just one guess. That’s right. It’s ice cream made to look like spaghetti. The picture on the left shows a classic Spaghettieis with vanilla ice cream shaped like noodles on a bed of cream, strawberry sauce to take the place of tomato sauce, and either coconut or nut chips on top to resemble the parmasion cheese. Even if I didn’t find the concept so funny I would love it—it’s a tasty combination.
This is a preview of Summer in Germany: Spaghettieis.