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

The Week in Germany: Learning German, Blockupy, 1991 Berlin, and Something to Laugh About

Photo: Gratisography

Photo: Gratisography

Wondering why you’re not learning German quickly?

Around the Wherever lists some habits that might be hindering your progress here.

If you followed Blockupy in the news last week

Stadtkind FFM has a link collection of Frankfurt websites that covered or commented on the happens in the city on March 18th.  Find it here.

Travel back in time in Berlin

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The Week in Germany: Solar Eclipse, Jörg Fauser, Grad School, and Hamburg

Photo: Gratisography

Photo: Gratisography

There is a solar eclipse today!

And people with solar power are being warned about outages in Germany.  Very conscientious.  Read more here.

Ever heard of Jörg Fauser?

Jörg Fauser is one of Germany’s most overlooked countercultural icons. He “drank more beer than Bukowski and shot more heroin than William Burroughs”, yet still found time to write Raw Material, a savage satire about the decay of the dreams of the sixties. Originally published in German as Rohstoff, this semi-autobiographical masterpiece was translated into English last year.”  überlin are giving away five copies.  Enter (and find out more) here.

Why attend grad school in Germany?

Beer Time with Wagner has seven good reasons for you.  Here.

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German Comfort Food

by Nadia Hassani

Photo courtesy Spoonfuls of Germany

Photo courtesy Spoonfuls of Germany

“Do you want to come over for plum dumplings?”, I asked my friend Gabriele last week after I found a bag of Italian plums in the freezer that I had bought at a farm stand in late summer specifically to make those dumplings. Of course she said yes. Although she has lived in the United States twice as long as I have, she craves that stuff just as much as I do.

So here we were sitting in the kitchen, blissfully digging in. With this type of food, every forkful brings up memories of mothers and grandmothers in their kitchens who made it for us many miles and many years away. Nostalgia lingers in the air, leaving behind a few sprinkles of homesickness like the cinnamon sugar on our plates.

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The Week in Germany: Potatoes, Wild Horses, Spring, & Kidnapped Brides

Photo: Death to Stock Photos

Photo: Death to Stock Photos

Who wants to be a Hausfrau?

Not the blogger behind Expat Eye on Germany.  She has an amsuing story to tell about negotiating cleaning duties with her two German flatmates here.

The wild horses of Germany

Really.  Germany has wild horses.  You can visit them.  Das Blog talks all about it right here.

You say potato…

German food includes a LOT of potatoes.  So this week A Sausage Has Two has a guide to buying the perfect potato for every dish here.

Kidnapping German brides

What a weird German wedding tradition.

How to greet spring’s arrival by a German

Liv Hambrett will tell you how here.

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Ten German Love Songs

Songs can help language learners master a new language. But what about the language of love? These ten songs should help you with both.

Which song is your favorite? Is there a German love song we should have included on the list? Tell us in the comments!

Liebe by Sido

Für immer Immer by Fettes Brot

Liebe ist alles by Rosenstolz

Ich werde dich lieben by Rio Reiser

Weil es Liebe ist by 2RaumWohnung

Tag am Meer by Die Fantastischen Vier

Weus’d A Herz Hast Wia A Bergwerk by Rainhard Fendrich

Wenn das Liebe ist by Glashaus

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