A Happy Place for Your Whole Family

It can be pretty hard for parents to keep their children amused every single day during vacation. They get bored in a split second and want to do something new and fun. If you as a parent can’t manage to organise a new activity as soon as you can, the whole day that should have […]

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 […]

On the Hook

I recently rediscovered an old hobby of mine. Well, calling it a ‘hobby’ stretches the truth a little – let’s say it’s something I used to enjoy doing and have wanted to do again for quite some time. Fishing! I’d always wanted to try, and then I finally got the chance in 2011 when I […]

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 […]

Pleitegeier: Whisky Spot No.1 in Rostock?

Distinct but not exclusive, rowdy but amiable, unkempt but cosy – all these seemingly paradoxical features are marvelously reconciled in my local, the Pleitegeier. If “my home is my castle”, then my local (pub) is certainly my anchor: my anchor to that public environment separate of nearly all of the pretence required in standard public […]