Bavarians are proud to eat their Weißwurst – a soft white sausage usually eaten for breakfast with a salted pretzel and a glass of beer. There is a saying that the sausages should never hear the chime of the 12 o’clock bells, therefore, they are to be eaten only in the mornings.
If one is to learn to become a true Bavarian, then one needs to learn to cook, peel and eat a Weißwurst like real Bavarian. Although, when I say eat, I really mean the traditional way. The traditional way, called “zuzeln” is by sucking the wurst out of the skin. But, I will save that for only diehards looking to do things the traditional way. I know my Bavarian family would be ashamed of me for saying this, but I will stick with slicing, peeling and then cutting my Weißwurst into pieces like a normal person.
This is a preview of Traditional Bavarian Weißwurst.
Music can help you learn a foreign language faster. Photo copyright dpa / picture alliance
Combine youtube with music videos and language learning. Mix. And *bam* you have Lyrics Training. I’ve written about the theoretical side of musical language learning before, and it is well known that music can be a helpful tool in acquiring foreign languages skills. Lyrics Training offers a free option for those interested in putting the theory to the test.
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Expat life: Going “home” for the holidays is stressful
As in, going on a trip to visit all of your family at breakneck speed is not a holiday.
“Going home* (i.e. going to our birth countries) is important to us to reconnect with our families and friends and for our children to get to know them, learn about the places their parents come from and learn the languages. Yet, going home is not a holiday. It is not a vacation. It is not like sitting on a beach in Florida or like visiting Barcelona for a weekend.” Read more here.
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This is a preview of The Week in Germany: Expat Life, Getting a Job at a Start-Up, Studying in Germany.