As I am a girl from Munich, you would probably expect me to go to the Oktoberfest every year. And I won’t deny it – it’s true. I love going to the Oktoberfest or, as it is known in Bavaria, … Continue reading “Wiesn”, not Oktoberfest
When one thinks about Germany, the first things that come to mind (despite the often inglorious history of Germany if you are a history student) are most likely Munich, the Oktoberfest, pretzels, and beer.
Maybe you have also heard that Germans are very punctual and direct in telling someone their opinion. The German language is popular for its complicated terms; there are many articles that no one – even the Germans themselves – don’t really know how to use.
But many people don’t know that we have many funny sayings we use in our everyday life. If you ever want to go to Germany (maybe on the Oktoberfest?) and impress someone with your skills, here are the top 10 German sayings!
While preparing for a trip to Miami, most people might pack a lot of sunblock and swimsuits. The may also find it necessary to refresh on their Spanish, though the majority of the people speak English. Miami’s English is quite distinct and includes a mix of Spanglish words and phrases known to every true citizen of the 305. To help any visitor get around without being utterly confused, here’s a glossary of some of Miami’s most popular terms. Continue reading “12 Slang Words Everyone Must Know When Traveling to Miami”
Image: Courtesy of @AmrTIP I come from a land of tall palm trees, where the Sahara dessert hoovers beneath, while the Mediterranean sea governs above and all in-between, Squeezed between two lands of ancient prime, one of the pyramids and the … Continue reading “Where I’m From”: A Riddle
An Anglo-Turk in London – a term that isn’t meant to sound too unusual. In my situation, however, having lived in one country over the space of eighteen years renders it so. Movements between eight different households, a bundle of … Continue reading Where I’m From: Living as an Anglo-Turk in London
Growing up in Kingston, I can remember always walking to my elementary school (or primary school as the Brits call it). The way the Appalachian Mountains were in the distance, creating the valley I lived in, and made a euphoric site … Continue reading Where I’m From: Kingston, Pennsylvania
Four countries, nine cities, twelve houses. This is only a rough breakdown of the lifestyle I had for the past twenty years but there is no number that can account for the endless boxes, hours of travel, and heartbreaking goodbyes … Continue reading Where I’m From: When I’m Actually Not From Anywhere