Some Germans celebrate Halloween, but not all of them. I was determined to find a
23 October 2022 It’s that time of year again: The leaf blowers are back. They
Following a three-year hiatus, Munich’s favorite party returned. Corona didn’t dampen people’s spirits, but I
I thought my French was good enough to get me around southern France. But language
My experience with mushrooms was confined to cans as a kid. In Germany, collecting them
Language class is where you learn to speak a language, but just memorizing vocabulary and
The next best thing to free is Germany’s €9 ticket. Apart from motivating even motorheads
Germany has the reputation of being punctual and reliable. But recent snafus in city planning
I used to feel sheepish whenever I took an overpacked suitcase home on a trip
German immigrants used to flock to the U.S. They still go there in droves, but
I was tempted to feel sorry for myself when my plane was delayed by a
A man was recently caught on camera driving a Maserati down the famous Spanish steps
A WWII air raid siren startled me once while I waited for a train. Such
Taking the train home from Berlin, some Ukrainians boarded the train. Watching their interactions with
German minister for the family Anne Spiegel recently resigned after major errors of judgment. Did
Just as I was getting used to not being a mother, my COVID-harassed daughters came
The sky was suddenly a muddy orange, but what was causing it. I had an
Germans are usually so logical, it’s hard to believe how that can make such planning
Germans take vacations every year without fail. If you need to know something about your
Photo by Louis Hansel on Unsplash 13 February 2022 My muesli stuck in my throat
Languages often adopt foreign words, but this can cause some odd situations, especially when the
I thought I had a foolproof way to remember my bike lock combination. But I
The small Munich suburb of Zorneding may not be famous, but harbors a few surprises.
What can dogs teach us about communication? Quite a bit
15 October 2021 For the second time, the Oktoberfest has been canceled due to corona.
French culture impacted many countries' languages and cuisine - and even the front yard.
2 August 2021 A good friend of mine recently returned to the U.S. after several
26 May 2021 (Click here for parts 1, 2 and 3) Munich is known first
I walked into Italian class and saw a room full of pensioners. But I didn't
Corona’s surprising effect on an evening at the theater 21 October 2020 My favorite small
Munich's Oktoberfest was canceled due to COVID-19, but locals are celebrating anyway.
Shopping pre-corona in Germany used to be a contact sport - that changed overnight
If you raise your kids with humor, funny things can happen
Balconies are great in summer, but they can be useful in winter in surprising ways.
The Oktoberfest is inextricably linked to drinking beer. But there's a lot more to it
When I was a student, I thanked my lucky stars when I could finally afford