For a long time, I have been hearing murmurs of an island with sand so white, it’s blinding. Of an island where wealth abounds, of an endless stretch of beach-baskets, lapped by the North Sea. Sylt, the people whispered, Sylt.
Others told me it was a snobby haven of tax evaders, ridiculously expensive and there are spots as nice as Sylt on the North Sea, minus the pretension.
Hagenbeck Tierpark. Photo copyright Deanna / From Casinos to Castles
A couple of weeks ago, M had to take a trip to Hamburg for work. He was going to have to drive a transporter pulling a trailer in order to pick up the item he needed. He thought it would be a great idea for us all to go despite the seven hour road trip with a 15 month old. We decided to take the chance as we were excited at the possibility of taking Monster to the Hagenbeck Tierpark.
This is a preview of Travel Germany: A Trip to the Hagenbeck Tierpark.
One of the reasons why I have trouble imagining leaving my adopted home in Germany and moving back to America is a matter of transportation. Even if public transportation isn’t your thing, Germany is a very bike-friendly country. Even if with kids. Especially with kids.
In the United States it was impossible to get on with life without a car (at least not living in a major metropolis). In Germany, I can’t imagine owning one. Sure, being able to drive as fast as I want on the Autobahn might be kind of neat (and terrifying…), but gas here is expensive. Why pay for a car when I could ride my bike, save money, do my part for the environment, and stay in shape? It is a win-win-win situation.
This is a preview of German Bike Culture: Biking With Babies.
Can you guess where I went yesterday? There was a certain amount of pink involved. OK, rather a lot of pink involved. So much pink in fact, that if you didn’t like the color, you may well have left the place dribbling and rocking back and forward whilst pulling your hair out. We were at the Barbie Dreamhouse!
At Berlin’s Barbie Dreamhouse. Photo copyright workingberlinmum
Have you ever been to Peacock Island in Berlin? Photo copyright workingberlinmum
A few weekends back Milo, Alfie, and I headed off to a part of Berlin we’d never ventured out to before, Peacock Island (Pfaueninsel). We met friends outside Wannsee S Bahn station and took the short bus ride together to the ferry that takes you across to the island.
Peacock Island can be found on the river Havel and is a nature reserve for rare birds. The island has a rather interesting history dating back to the 17th century. You can find out more about its history on the English Wikipedia page for the Pfaueninsel here.
This is a preview of Berlin with Kids: Peacock Island (Pfaueninsel).
Hello everyone! My name is Oksana, and I am here to tell you my Germany story. I am from Estonia, and I am 25. I studied and worked in England for almost 7 years and then one day when I became bored from work and depressed from constant rain, I decided to move to Germany. So I’ve swapped my cozy office chair for three kids who I au-paired for for half a year. I like travelling, cooking, jogging, meeting new people, and discovering new opportunities.
Attention please. This isn’t once upon a time type of story and it has no “…and they lived happily ever after” ending (just yet), thus all characters and events appearing in this blog are real.
This is a preview of Impressions: My First Time in Germany.