Author Archives: Nicolette Stewart

About Nicolette Stewart

Nicolette Stewart is a freelance writer based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. You can read more of her tales of marauding, plunder, and international gorilla conspiracy at www.clickclackgorilla.com or find her talking about books on Twitter @bookpunks

The Week in Germany: It’s Been a Weird Week

Ein Teddy-Zwergkaninchen sitzt am 03.10.2012 in seinem Freigehege in Deggendorf (Bayern) im Gras zwischen Herbstlaub. Photo copyright dpa

Ein Teddy-Zwergkaninchen sitzt am 03.10.2012 in seinem Freigehege in Deggendorf (Bayern) im Gras zwischen Herbstlaub. Photo copyright dpa

There aren’t a lot of good Mexican restaurants in Germany.

But this is apparently one of them.

Even the most normal of bike rides can turn into a bizarre adventure when you’re the person who writes Oh God, My Wife Is German.

Read about a rather strange trip to (another dimension) a German park right here.

Wherein Itchy Feet continues to be the best expat web comic ever.

Read their latest installment right here.

Expat couples and their adventures in accidentally insulting each other.

Mistranslation can be…trying.  Read Courtney the Ami’s story about that time that her boyfriend called her a stupid cow.

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Miniature Germany: Mühlenplatz

Mühlenplatz

Mühlenplatz

By chance, I had read about Mühlenplatz in a flier detailing the local sights and a circular bike trail that could bring a body to a number of sights along the Fairy Tale Road. Mühlenplatz is an outdoor museum containing miniature models of many of Germany’s most important castles, buildings, and mills. It sounded slightly weird—in that roadside stop, “See the Biggest Rubberband Ball in the World” kind of way—and looked like the kind of thing I would like taking pictures of and a two-year-old would like running around.  Correct on both counts.

Read more about Young Germany’s editor’s trip to the beautiful, beautiful area outside of Kassel one rainy weekend, where she discovered an outdoor park that contains models of all the important castles and mills in Germany RIGHT HERE.

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German Food: What a (Kinder) Surprise

by Vanessa Abel

Photo courtesy Leather & AbelToo good to be true?

Just when I had thought I had seen everything Kinder Surprise could offer, I spotted this mini egg carton in the aisle of the local supermarket. Oooooh, something new to try! Jason raised his eyebrows as I put it into the shopping basket, but he was quickly reminded it was for our blog research.

It’s a good thing I saw them really. It’s actually better than the real thing! How is this possible I hear you ask? Well… let’s take a look inside.

Photo courtesy Leather & Abel

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The Week in Germany: Street Signs, Airports, Pumpkins, and Beer

Photo copyright dpa

Photo copyright dpa

The history of Berlin street names, illustrated.

I always wonder about the stories and the people behind the names on the street signs I see.  This project will help educate you about them in pretty illustrated form.

You, too, can visit the Munich Flughafen.

“One of the stops on bus 635 is the München Flughafen Besucherpark, or Munich Airport Visitor’s Park.  I could see from passing by that it had a bunch of old aircraft to look at, and an observation hill that looked over the airport, and I made a promise to myself to actually stop when I had time, instead of just noticing it on the way to or from the airport.”  Read more on Doin’ Time on the Donau.

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A Trip to Dresden: The Angels

by Vanessa Abel

Photo courtesy Leather & AbelWe only had very little time so we rushed into the museum and ran around all the floors. If you are properly into art, then I’m sure you would love it. But we were rushed for time and there was mulled wine to be had! So, if you are fan of the little angels, then pop into this place quickly and see them. If you are a general lover of art, you can easily spend a couple of hours here. Otherwise, I guess (and don’t hate me for saying this please, but…) it’s just an art gallery. Instead of paying a huge price to go inside, I would wander around the outside and see grounds, as they are free and pretty magnificent.

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