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.
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.
On the northwest coast of Portugal, along the banks of the Douro River, sits historic Porto. Dating back to the 4th century, Porto is the second largest city in Portugal and boasts a UNESCO World Heritage Site city center.
The event which enjoys an almost cult status among the KMC is back for another round! The Rotweinwanderung is a hike through barren, wintry vineyards, punctuated with many stops for a warming mulled wine or tasty varietals from the immediate area.
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.
Living in Europe certainly has its perks — good food, exciting places to explore, a new language to learn. But let’s face it — if you’re the crafty type, we’ve all had those moments where we wish we could just swing by Michael’s or JoAnn Fabrics to pick up a few items.
All around Germany, it’s that time of year when colorful advertisements bearing the words “Tanz in den Mai” appear on city fences, utility poles and Facebook feeds. Dance into May? What can that be all about?
Ah, Saturdays. A day for sleeping in. Unless, of course, there’s something to get up for. Wiesbaden and Mainz residents can be convinced to shed their PJs for outerwear and head out their doors to troll for bargains at flea markets and meet up with friends for brunch at farmer’s markets.