Author Archives: Nicolette Stewart

About Nicolette Stewart

Nicolette Stewart is a freelance writer based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She discusses books at www.bookpunks.com and life in Germany and tiny houses at www.clickclackgorilla.com. Find her on Twitter @bookpunks

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Photo: Gratisography

Why hello, Young Germany reader.  We are currently looking for bloggers for the Young Germany blog. If you already have a blog and wouldn’t mind having us re-publish your existing posts or you would love to try writing new content about life in Germany, get in touch (email Nicolette.Stewart AT fma-fs-medien DOT de)!  Find out more about writing for Young Germany here.

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The Week in Germany: Graffiti, Couture Eggs, and the River Rhine

Gratisography

Gratisography

Hello My Name Is…German Graffiti

Is a documentary about the German graffiti scene that is traveling Germany right now, and you can find showing dates here.

Couture Easter Eggs

In case you didn’t get enough last weekend.  “In Germany we have two essential traditions for the Easter holiday: The first one is hiding chocolate Easter bunnies and nests or eggs filled with candy that the kids (or the grown-up kids who don’t want to let go of their childhood memories) have to search. And the second one is that we artfully paint real chicken eggs to make them into Eater egg ornaments that we have on some branches in a vase. Sometimes the eggs are simply colorful, some have more elaborate paintings or even carvings on them.”  Read and see more here.

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A New Science Blog on deutschland.de

Cintia Nunes in Hamburg

Cintia Nunes in Hamburg

Our sister site deutschland.de has started a new blog series, in English and German, about the lives and work of researches in (or closely connected to) Germany.

Check out the first two posts right here.

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The Week in Germany: Bilingual Families, Homesickness, and Kita

Photo: Gratisography

Photo: Gratisography

Bilingualism does not have to be a sacrifice

“While I don’t disagree with the fact that raising multilingual children CAN BE time consuming or expensive or even that it may mean a few sacrifices along the way, I think articles like these just approach the topic from the wrong end of the stick. Would you write/read an article about how much money you need to spend to raise your monolingual child (in terms of language costs I mean): buying him/her books , DVDs, finding a nanny or a playgroup to go to? Probably not.” Read more here.

Coping with homesickness

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Bookstores in Frankfurt, Germany

Die Wandeltreppe: A mystery bookstore in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.  Photo: Nicolette Stewart

Die Wandeltreppe: A mystery bookstore in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Photo: Nicolette Stewart

As an obsessive reader, book stores are one of the first stops I like to hit when visiting a new city.  Monuments?  Museums?  Pish-aaw.  I’d rather find out what books are waiting for me on the city’s shelves.  If I walk past a few sights on the walk between book havens, then that’ll be nice too.  Today I’ve compiled a list of a few of Frankfurt’s coziest bookstores for tourists who like to take a city by book.

die Wandeltreppe

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