Surviving Winter in Germany

by Alie of The Erlangen Expat and Starting Over in Stuttgart Photo: Public Domain, CARL STEINBEIßER I’m British, this might explain my natural acceptance of winter. It’s just a season, one of four and it’s something that is going to happen whether you want it to or not. Every year it comes and goes, [...]

By | 2017-03-21T23:16:34+00:00 December 17th, 2015|General|Comments Off on Surviving Winter in Germany

My Top Five European Capitals: Number 4

by Sebastian Cuevas Sarajevo Volim te, Sarajevo! Sarajevo is amazing in so many ways. It’s beauty intertwines with its tragedy, and the sight of bullet-ridden facades and lone gravestones standing in green areas against a background of mountains give the city a bittersweet atmosphere difficult to come across in other cities. The city center of [...]

By | 2017-03-21T23:16:34+00:00 December 15th, 2015|General|Comments Off on My Top Five European Capitals: Number 4

The Week in Germany: Sauerkraut, Berlin Women, and More Christmas Markets

The Obligatory Christmas Market Posts From every expat blogger everywhere! This week I found posts and pictures on The Backnang Christmas Market on Starting Over in Stuttgart, the Heidelberg Christmas Market on California Globetrotter, the Goettingen Christmas Market on About.com, the Rostock Christmas Experience on About.com, and USA Today had a list of the best [...]

By | 2017-03-21T23:16:34+00:00 December 11th, 2015|General|Comments Off on The Week in Germany: Sauerkraut, Berlin Women, and More Christmas Markets

My Top Five European Capitals: Number 5

by Sebastian Cuevas Hey all, The title says it all, so without further ado, here’s a quick rundown of my top 5 European capitals. #5 Budapest Though it’s been a while since my last visit to Budapest, the impression the city left has lasted. I spent a week there during a hitchhiking trip which took [...]

By | 2017-03-21T23:16:34+00:00 December 8th, 2015|General|Comments Off on My Top Five European Capitals: Number 5

What to Wear at a German Christmas Market

by Alie of The Erlangen Expat and Starting Over in Stuttgart Photo public domain Photographer: Martin Spiske Now I’m no fashionista but I wish that someone had prepared me for a how cold it could get and how crowded the markets might be. I struggled with getting a balance between warm enough and not unattractively [...]

By | 2017-03-21T23:16:34+00:00 December 3rd, 2015|Christmas, General, The Erlangen Expat|Comments Off on What to Wear at a German Christmas Market

Can You Study in English in Germany?

Photo (cc) raumrot Yes, but... In my time advising students who are interested in coming to Germany to study, I’ve spoken to (well) over one thousand students from every state and several countries. I’ve fielded all kind of questions, but the second most common question students and parents ask me (after “How much [...]

By | 2017-03-21T23:16:35+00:00 November 26th, 2015|General, Study in Germany|1 Comment