Berlin. Everybody loves it. Everybody talks about it. Everybody likes to say it is over, or has just begun. But if you want to move there, it can be hard to know where to start. Giulia Pines recommends finding the right neighborhood. Her book Finding Your Feet in Berlin is full of helpful tips (in English!) about making Berlin your new home, and we’re giving away two copies right here.
In the meantime, we’re collecting more insider tips on Berlin neighborhoods. Today we’ve brought Der Irische Berliner on by to find out about his neighborhood and why he loves it.
What Berlin neighborhood do you live in?
This is a preview of The Best Neighborhood in Berlin: An Interview With Der Irische Berliner (and a giveaway).
So guys. This week in Frankfurt books are taking over the city. Book Fair Week. It’s my absolute favorite. To celebrate, this month’s blog hop is all about books and reading (or trying to) in German and in Germany. There are several ways to join in, so gather ’round and listen up.
Firstly, you can write a post about reading in German. So this could be a book review of a German book, or the tragic tale of your attempts to read something more complex than See Spot Run. It could be a rant about finding English-language books in German book stores. (Or, you know, about how the covers are printed in the opposite direction of English books, thus RUINING YOUR ENTIRE BOOKSHELF. Ehem.) It could even be a story about trying to make a recipe from a German cook book. If a book or reading is involved, we’re game.
This is a preview of Reading in German: A Blog Hop and a Read Along.
So, here is a round-up of everything to do in Hamburg. The only thing we didn’t find is cheesecake that’s worth writing about… I guess we will have to go again
If you can manage to time it right and get to Hamburg for the Hafenfest you are in for a treat. It’s the biggest port festival in the world and the boats even dance ballet. Yes, you read that correctly, the boats dance together. You have to see it to believe it. You might even come across the Titanic!
This is a preview of Travel Germany: Hamburg in a Weekend.
Finding your people quickly is key to settling into a new place. Particularly if you are an English-speaking someone who moves to a country with a new language, maybe even on a new continent. The language barrier can make finding your tribe hard. Maybe you can’t figure out what words to google to find the people you think you’d like to hang out with, or maybe you can’t speak “normally” (fluently, or as you would in your native language).
This is a preview of Reading Science Fiction in Germany: Finding Your Tribe.
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.
This is a preview of German Food: What a (Kinder) Surprise.
We 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.
This is a preview of A Trip to Dresden: The Angels.