It would be Dresden. Granted, I have only been to six out of the 16 Bundesländer, but Dresden is my favorite so far, and it is not just because of the surprising food diversity we found there.
We visited Prague for a short holiday last month and on the train, we were sat next to two women from Berlin who were wondering where to eat in Prague since they are vegetarian. I feel like this is a legitimate question, the local Bohemian cuisine being known for meat dishes, like goulash, grilované klobásy,Continue reading “Where to eat in Prague for vegetarians”
Near our flat is a beautiful and enormous park called Wilhelmsbad, a state-managed park with a lush forest, antique carousel, historic buildings, ruins, and a well. Or so I thought. Last Monday, Markus and I were treated to a quick history lesson that revealed the juicy, dark origins of Wilhelmsbad. For some unknown reason, thisContinue reading “War, wealth, and women: a short history of Wilhlemsbad State Park”
Enchanting, colorful, and historic, medieval towns are my current obsession. I cannot resist their charm. Lucky we are surrounded! Markus and I have been to several since I arrived in Germany and it is about time I talk about one, no? This is from Gelnhausen, a quaint town near Frankfurt founded by Emperor Barbarossa inContinue reading “In Gelnhausen, on a lovely fall day”
The day I flew to Germany, there was a storm, flooding, and two earthquakes from where I lived in The Philippines. One could say the universe tried really hard to stop me, or just recognize nature being nature in crisis, alternatively. I have been staying in Germany a month now, and slowly, I can feelContinue reading “12 things about my new life in Germany, so far”
Happy belated International Women’s Day everyone! I know it’s quite a bit late but better late than never.
It has been an incredibly busy week here at the tiny house, but there is always room for turtle updates. Dear friends, your babies are unstoppable! We have more and more turtles.
First of all, it has been two weeks since I traveled to Manila. No COVID-19 symptoms so all good! I am happy to report that I was not infected during my Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Start Deutsch 1 exam. This is my biggest concern actually, not because of myself, but I worry about passing it on toContinue reading “And the results of my German A1 exam are in!”
Exactly a year after my last visit to Manila, I made the trip again to take my Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Start Deutsch 1 or beginner German language exam at the Goethe Institute in Makati, Philippines. It felt so weird to pack my things and go somewhere during this time but I am happy I was ableContinue reading “I took the German A1 exam at Goethe Institut in Makati PH and here’s what happened”
Markus and I no longer have meat cravings, but when I smell barbecue or fried chicken, my brain still tells me something out there is delicious. I just do not want to eat it.