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A “Boys’ Club” where gender equality simply isn’t an issue

Once again, the international film world will be all about bears for the next ten days, as the Berlinale 2017 has begun. Films from around the world will be presented at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival: directed for the most part by men, they feature the most powerful women in the world of film [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|General|0 Comments

Wordless Wednesday: German Winter

The snow covered Veitsburg (front) standing above the historic old town of Ravensburg, Germany, 03 January 2017. Overnight there have been about ten inches of fresh snow. Photo: Felix Kästle/dpa Germany's smallest wooden church (built 1897) is located at Elendat the foot of the Brocken (Sachsen-Anhalt). Photo: Matthias Bein/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa   » Insider knowledge: [...]

By | January 4th, 2017|General, Wordless Wednesday Photo Series|Comments Off on Wordless Wednesday: German Winter

Germany: The Good, The Bad & The Awesome!

by California Globetrotter The Good You say ‘Grüß Gott’ as a greeting in Bavaria. You say ‘Guten Appetite’ before every meal. You ride a bike every day, rain, snow or shine. You have an insurance policy for everything: Your health, your house, your car and your friend’s TV. You’re obsessed with conserving electricity, water & [...]

By | August 3rd, 2016|Expat Life, General, German Culture, Living in Germany|Comments Off on Germany: The Good, The Bad & The Awesome!

Why You Will Never Be The Same After Living in Germany

by California Globetrotter 1. No Beer Festival Will Ever Compare Admit it, Germans know how to do Beer festivals better than anyone else in the world! After going to Oktoberfest or any other beer festival in Germany, all others will seem boring compared to that time you went to Dult. 2. Schloss Neuschwanstein will make [...]

By | July 27th, 2016|General|Comments Off on Why You Will Never Be The Same After Living in Germany

Happy German Beer Day

by California Globetrotter Photo copyright dpa/picture alliance All fanatics need a national “holiday” dedicated to the thing they love most. For me, I love BEER. Good beer. Light Beer. Dark Beer. Filtered Beer. Unfiltered Beer. German beer. American beer. English beer. You name it, I love it! Therefore, I wasn’t in the least [...]

By | April 23rd, 2016|Beer, General|Comments Off on Happy German Beer Day

Expat Life: Valentine’s Day in Germany

by California Globetrotter Photo copyright CHROMORANGE / Barbara Neveu, dpa Today is the eve of Valentine’s Day and I have yet to see any Valentine’s Day hearts and kisses, flowers of red, white and pink in the windows of shops and restaurants. Why is that you might ask? Well there is a reasonable [...]

By | February 11th, 2016|General, German Culture|Comments Off on Expat Life: Valentine’s Day in Germany

Life in Germany: Valentine’s Day on the Top of the World

by California Globetrotter Photo courtesy California Globetrotter Last Valentine’s Day, Hans and I spontaneously at the last minute decided to take a day trip instead of stressing over the pressure of buying the right gift or surprise. We decided to get up super-doooper early (ugh!) and take the train to Zugspitze – Germany’s tallest mountain! We [...]

By | February 4th, 2016|General|1 Comment