So, yeah. It’s Christmas time. Forget packed malls and hours of searching for a parking place, think crowded markets where everyone has a mug of steaming wine regardless of what time of the day it is. It’s gray skies and snow flurries and fried things with sugar. It’s a Christmas Market in Germany.
For English speaking minds that act like a 12 year old, Titisee is a great place. It ranks up with Lake Titicaca as a place to go just for the name. It isn’t so much fun of a word in German, but still a nice place to visit near Freiburg. I have a monthly tram pass that extends outside of the city for a long ways. Titisee is an easy 30minute train ride up into the Black Forest. It is quite touristy, but still a nice place to spend an afternoon.
As an expat you have to deal with a lot of differences, some of them big like language, some of them small like not having your favorite brand of cheese. Some things are just, well, different. Not big or small, good or really bad, just things that make you go “yup typically local”. I find the whole movie experience one of these things here in Germany. Movies are still wildly popular and basically the same as in the States, but still a number of “huh” things.
I get that students think about beaches, sun worshiping and heavy drinking during the summer vacation. Yes, when you are on a whirlwind tour of all Europe there is a point to just hit the highlights, but why are there no Germany centered tours? It is fairly easy to see tours spending a few week […]