Been there, done that – 2

Chapter 2 – My Rave Renaissance   Right off the bat, the headline is a bit misleading. I do not in fact, nor did I ever, consider myself a raver. The alliteration just sounded too good to not use in a headline. Nevertheless, there still is some truth in the phrase, as my party going […]

Been there, done that – 1

Chapter 1 – Introduction To me, it seems that writing a blog, just like writing in general, requires a certain set of skills of the text’s composer. Fundamentally, these would probably be: a general desire or drive to express one’s thoughts in a specific style, a basic capability to form a somewhat coherent narrative or […]

Who’s gonna save the world today?

Has your dream always been to turn into a detective? Well, in this case I have great news: it’s possible in Rostock! Everyone is in the know of Peter-Weiss-Haus (PWH) near Doberaner Platz. You might not only have come across the name while looking for a place to go out on a Friday night, but […]

Rubber Ducks’ Escape from the Bathtubs of Güstrow

If you visit the relatively small town of Güstrow near the A19 motorway during autumn, you might just get there in time for their annual Rubber Duck Race. Hundreds of tiny yellow rubber ducks are taken from their natural habitat of the homely bathtub, dumped into a river running through Güstrow’s park by the castle, […]

Birds of a Feather…

…flock together. I guess that’s why Manni and I, once again (a few weeks after our trip to Karl’s), found ourselves on another outing. This time the journey went to the “Vogelpark Marlow“ (bird park). Unlike last time, we had planned ahead, though; we had planned how to get there, packed some snacks and drinks, […]

The smoothly Bowl

  Oh man! It’s raining again! The weather service doesn’t seem to be that honest with their forecasts. Nevermind. The fact is: the whole plan i set up for this evening with my friends will be drowned. Sigh. I don’t like to sit in a flat again and do nothing only because the weather sucks. […]

A berry funny day

It was a beautiful Saturday in May; the sun was shining high in the sky; the birds were singing in the trees; children were playing outside, laughing happily… And what was I doing? Sitting inside, inside at my desk, inside brooding over some tasks for university. My gaze kept wandering to the window and the […]

Climbing the Sugar Factory

Okay, let’s say you want to become more active (don’t we all?) And let’s say you don’t want to do the ordinary stuff like jogging or cycling. Here’s another way: Go climbing! Yeah, I know, it’s kinda hard to go climbing in northern Germany where the highest mountain is not even 200 meters high. (In […]

A great place for a comfy picnic: the beach chairs in Warnemünde

Have you tried the ‘Schwanenteich’ (Swanpond) for a picnic? If not, you should — or try another alternative instead. Here is a new suggestion for you: What about a comfy picnic on the sandy beach in Warnemünde? Of course there are many, many different options concerning where you can have a picnic at that famous beach. You could choose one of the white benches at […]

A very different museum: Bunker 302

Another guest blog; this time from a guest writer called Andreas Foth, who I have had the pleasure of instructing Business. As we were discussing interesting activities for visiting tourists to the region, Andreas mentioned a place that I have never heard of in all my years here but now feel compelled to go and […]