Hansa Rostock – the love of my life

You can find the heart and soul of football (the one with a round ball) in North-Eastern Germany right here in Rostock. F.C. Hansa Rostock inherited a place in the German top-flight of the Bundesliga for 12 years, making it the most successful club of the former German Democratic Republic after the fall of the […]

Cado’s – or French Crepe-Art

The past few weeks have been exceptionally warm and sunny in Rostock. Witnessing a heatwave always tempers my appetite for a solid meal, so I decided to have a lunch at Cado’s, my favourite crêperie in the Old Town district.  I only know about Cado’s because a good friend asked me to join her for […]

How To Do: Mensa in Rostock

As a group of four students: two of us German and the other two exchange students from Korea, we decided to create a little guide to show the latter two a local insight to Rostock. Check out our other blogs here and here. Q&A 1. I live in Erich Schlesinger Strasse. Where is the nearest […]

German Social Norms I Neither Get Nor Particularly Like

German Social Norms I Neither Get Nor Particularly Like If you’re in Germany in the summer, you won’t get around to seeing at least a few Germans barbecue outside. As soon as barbecue season starts, Germans tend to get crazy, there are portable barbecues in almost every supermarket, with sausages, pork, chicken and other meat […]

Vanessa’s student experience in Rostock   – Day 2  

What I forgot to mention in my last entry is that Vanessa already graduated last year and therefore made her own student life experiences, just not in good old Rostock…  So after our glorious night out, the next day started off with me hitting the A&E of the eye clinic, which is conveniently situated around […]

Vanessa’s student experience in Rostock  – Day 1

  Using the bank holidays as a perfect excuse to have a proper catch up, Vanessa, a friend of mine for many years, decided to visit over Christi Himmelfahrt. For those of you who are not originally from Germany, this bank holiday is generally used by men to celebrate father’s day; however, there’s a strong […]