I really love pancakes. Everyone has a food that reminds them of good times and pancakes are that for me. (Oh and pecan pie, but this post is about pancakes, not pie.) In the US, there are places like IHOP and Waffle House that line the highways. Anytime I got a hankering for pancakes at […]
This month in the Blogger Stammtisch, the topic is ‘Favorite 5 Restaurants in your Town’. So obviously that means for me, my favorite places to eat in Freiburg. I have written about places to eat in Freiburg before. That was directed toward people visiting Freiburg and looking for typical local places, that visitor experience. Since […]
Culture always has a tons of different layers. Some things are very obvious and some things are far more subtle. Take for example the German cultural habit of wishing anyone else who is eating “Guten Appetit”. It literally means “Good Appetite”, but comes across more as a wish for a nice meal. Even after 5 […]
The Life in Germany series looking at what it is like to live instead of just travel in Germany has been going on for a while. This week however is special. My wonderful wife (also a blogger) wrote this piece for the series about her experiences here. Ali compares her daily routine here in Freiburg […]
This month’s Expat Blog Stammtisch topic is Favorite Places in our German hometowns. So that means I get to show a few places around Freiburg that I like. Although Freiburg is a city of nearly 220 thousand, I spend most of my time in the old city. So all of these are in that area. […]
Living in Germany you encounter the German breakfast centered around the bakery offerings quite quickly. It can be a change to have what looks like lunch for breakfast. And for Alexandra, who loves American style breakfast, it can be a BIG change. She comes from Maui by way of San Fransisco and has been on […]
Eating and food are so intertwined with culture. German food is one thing, but how they eat is also a good way of seeing how society functions. Mandi is an American native of Seattle who lived in New York city as well. Add living in some of the biggest cities in Germany, Hamburg, Bremen and […]
One of the aspects of living abroad is finding the things that help make you feel better, less out in the wilds. For us one of these things was fresh popcorn, so Ali and I bought a popcorn maker as a treat for ourselves. We have movie night fairly often and now make our own popcorn both as a date night and as a way to make things feel more like home. Thankfully it is pretty easy to buy the kernels, the problem has been melting the butter without a microwave.