Nothing makes me happier than to finally hear birdsong in the cool, misty mornings of spring. Nature seems to reflect the renewed sense of excitement in the air. Stark tree branches fill with leaves, pollen dusts the sidewalks and flowers have finally returned to the world.
You’ll find plenty of cafés scattered across almost every town in Germany. On any given afternoon, you’ll likely discover them bustling with people sharing a tradition that’s become a core of everyday German life.
Lace up those hiking boots and get ready for an outdoor adventure that includes a delicious meal! It isn’t every day that you venture off on a hike and end up at a restaurant or overnight accommodation. The Höllentalanger Hut, a managed hut owned by the German Alpine Club, lets you do both.
Think German foods all pork knuckle and potatoes? Think again! Germany’s food and drink is widely varied and fiercely regional, and the city of Mainz is incredibly proud of its own culinary traditions.
Ah, that delicious duo, wine and cheese — both take time to produce with a fermentation and aging process, and they pair perfectly. They’ve also been around for like, forever; evidence of their existence has been found as far back as 7000-6000 BC in Asia and Europe.
German beer has a heady reputation for high quality and standards. The myths and legends surrounding German beer live up to the hype. It is a vital part of German culture and to experience a fine homemade brew is pure enjoyment for the taste buds.
Aside from a man’s best friend — the dog, friends are important to have. The adventurous, funny and perhaps embarrassing moments will make for great stories down the road. Though it’s nice to explore Europe with your significant other, sometimes a guy’s trip is all you need.
With the holiday season in full swing, festive melodies and delicious scents waft through the crisp, cold air. Living overseas during the holidays affords a great opportunity to find one-of-a kind gifts and trinkets to send to loved ones back in the States.