Visiting Senckenberg Natural History Museum in Frankfurt brought back plenty of childhood memories, of being 10 years old and going on educational tours with my family. I remember waking up at dawn and boarding these big busses to Manila with 200 other children, being queasy and terribly car sick along the way and quickly forgettingContinue reading “It’s hard to be an adult in a natural history museum”
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If there’s one German city I would suggest you visit
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.
Where to eat in Prague for vegetarians
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”
War, wealth, and women: a short history of Wilhlemsbad State Park
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”
In Gelnhausen, on a lovely fall day
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”
12 things about my new life in Germany, so far
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.
The turtles are unstoppable
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.
And the results of my German A1 exam are in!
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!”
I took the German A1 exam at Goethe Institut in Makati PH and here’s what happened
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”