Cycling from Frankfurt to Mainz

I am thoroughly enjoying cycling in and around Frankfurt! After adjusting to the initial discomfort of the saddle and finally having some good weather, I cycled all the way to Mainz. Here are a few tips for if you're thinking of doing the same! How long will it take? According to Google maps, the quickest... Continue Reading →

What really is German ‘Ordnung’?

Along with Beer, Pretzels and the Autobahn, Germany is well known for it's 'Ordnung', often translated as 'order'. However, when exploring the assumed order, organisation and efficiency of German culture, there seems to be more than what meets the eye. Before delving into the topic, I feel a definition is appropriate: Rumour: "An unofficial interesting... Continue Reading →

German ‘boot words’

Quick tips, rather than long-winded lessons, that can be used on the go. "I like ice-cream because it sweet is.""I am tired if I early get up." Ok, reading that sentence didn't feel natural, right? That's because the verb has been booted to the end of the sentence, just like it is in German. However,... Continue Reading →

FAQs about Alisa Jordan

It's only natural that we want to know more about the person behind the blog posts - I'm exactly the same! After years of sharing my experience of living in Frankfurt and being in touch with so many of you, I've put together your FAQs, so that the answers are all in once place 😊... Continue Reading →

Lockdown winter blues

I've realised I am not the only one feeling a bit 'meh' throughout this winter lockdown. The reduced hours of sunlight and cold weather is always a struggle, but that in combination with a lockdown and social distancing has started to get the better of me. What I am struggling with the most is this... Continue Reading →

Small businesses in Frankfurt that you can support

Always happy to help, heart-warming smiles and friendly conversations are often unique characteristics of small businesses. These valuable traits cost nothing but add to the vibrant community spirit of Frankfurt's various neighbourhoods. These small wonders have helped me settle in Frankfurt, and really feel at home. As well as supporting your local economy, shopping at... Continue Reading →

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