Life Is Not a ‘Ponyhof’

Again with the quotes about life? But you gotta admit, life is indeed sometimes as hard and tough as a hoof, so we here in Germany say: “Das Leben ist kein Ponyhof!” (See what I did there? ‘Hoof’ and ‘Hof’? Eh?) What’s with the rhyming you might ask and wonder? Well, let me tell you […]

“Life is like riding a bicycle.[…]”

“[…] To keep your balance you must keep moving” (Albert Einstein) Life is also like a box of chocolates (Forrest Gump) or a rollercoaster (Ronan Keating – former, Irish-born member of Boyzone) respectively. So to start this blog with one of those generic, wannabe-wisdom quotes about what life is like might’ve been a bit of […]

Biking tut gut.

“Get in loser. We’re going on a bike tour!” (borrowed and substantially altered from Tina Fey 2004: Mean Girls) (Sorry, I just can’t help it – as a university student, I am morally and legally indoctrinated to use quotes and accurately state the source material.) This blog, as you might have already guessed, will first […]

Top 5 Signs That Show You’re In Germany And Not Nowhere Else

No, this isn’t Buzzfeed – apologies for the misleading clickbait headline. This is, however, a 102% accurate and to-be-taken-absolutely-seriously list of things most significant about Germany. Read this blog, get accustomed to the blog, BE the blog, and you’ll have a wonderful stay without any awkward misunderstandings or anyone on your heels. Prepare thyself, for […]

On Breads and Cakes – Part 2

Ah, here we are: the bread section. If you’ve read my other works on German delicacies (which you can find here and here), this one won’t come as a surprise. Are you bready ready? First of all, however, it is vital to acknowledge the fact that a) the reinforcement of stereotypes is harmful for the […]

On Cakes and Breads – Part 1

For the savoury introduction to this part, click here. There are many different cakes you can obtain in your bakery of trust, but keep in mind that, depending on where you are, they have very distinct and “different” names, so to speak. For one, there is the infamous Berliner, a round, spongy pancake with various […]

For The Common House Fan

First things first, I’m not talking about the music genre. I’m talking about common houses, the ones most people live in, I suppose. This is for the people who like touring around cities, marveling at unique architecture or just generally like houses and roofs and stuff. Whatever floats your (house) boat. Why should I be […]

Schwerin – City of Light

With its rich history and overall atmosphere of being the heart of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, you might initially think that Rostock is the state’s capital, right? Wrong. If you want to see MV’s actual headquarters, you will need to travel southwards in the direction of a lovely place called Schwerin. It might come as a surprise to […]

A Walk Among the Dead

Finding a quiet spot in the city isn’t always as easy as it may sound. Surely, there are some in town that are made for a nice afternoon stroll: Rostock’s very own port where all kinds of ships and boats float peacefully on the river Warnow. That lovely green park right behind the Kunsthalle which […]