Around the Warnow River (Part 2)

In “Around the Warnow River (Part1)” you came along the port, strawberry fields and equestrian farms and stopped in “Stuthof”. The next stage leads you through an adjacent coastal forest with the appearance of a fairytale. The 3 miles mainly go straight on forest soil and a strip of grass (Caution: Midges!). On the way […]

Around the Warnow River (Part 1)

„Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” (Albert Einstein) This quote by Albert Einstein hits the nail right on the head. Cycling is a good physical activity to alleviate stress and useful to forget all every day’s worries. A day trip with a bike around the Warnow River […]

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 […]

A Slightly Unusual Pool Experience…

Summer’s here. Finally. And what does the average Rostockian do on a hot summer day? Go to the beach, of course! That’s what I wanted to do last Friday when we had 32°C and the entire city felt like it would start to boil any minute. Actually, I’d been planning the entire thing with some […]

Parks and Recreation

(K)nope, not talking about these guys! Unfortunately, Leslie and her gang have not made it to Rostock, yet. But, Rostock’s own Parks Department does the job just as well — if not even better. Looking at Rostock from above, you will not only see a lot of green in-between buildings and blocks, but also many […]

Get connected!

Free WiFi for everyone! Smartphones, tablets and notebooks are great. Unfortunately, they are all pretty useless without an internet connection. Data plans are expensive (especially for foreign countries), often limited, and the connection is always the slowest when you’re in a hurry. Of course, there are the usual hotspots at cafés, hotels, or restaurants — […]

Padlock the Bridge!

A few years ago I watched a documentary about Cologne, focusing mostly on the biggest bridge in the city (the Hohenzollernbrücke).  There is an odd kind of sentimental, bonding, romantic thing that has been happening and spreading throughout Germany (and further) for at least a decade. It has even reached Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, although an old […]

beermergency

It’s Sunday afternoon, you want to hang out with your friends, but can’t find any beer in your house. You open the fridge, but there’s no food in it. All shops are closed on Sundays, so all you can do, is to buy the stuff overwhelmingly overpriced at the next gas station. No, wait! There […]