Rome, Procida and Naples

I visited a friend living in Rome, who was recommended to visit Procida island by some locals. If you want both city and sea, visiting Procida after exploring Rome’s glorious history is the perfect way to cool off. You can even stop in Naples as part of the trip, which I’d definitely say is worth... Continue Reading →

Bed culture in Germany

Sharing a bed is great for a cuddle until the other person rolls over and yanks the cover off you, leaving you with two options: Freeze Learn to strategically pull the cover back, and sleep in a way that reduces the risk of you losing it again. What happened to that peaceful 'people-don't-move-one-centimetre' sleep that... Continue Reading →

My fourth year in Frankfurt

Can you believe it's been four years already!? On 11th August 2016, I boarded a one-way flight to Frankfurt, and the time has gone so quickly. My fourth year came with a lot of change; some expected, and as for all of us - some unexpected. The Expected I started a new job. This might... Continue Reading →

My new love for sparkling water

"Mit oder ohne?" (with or without?) is a question I had to quickly get used to when making my order at restaurants in Germany. "With or without what?" I would ask myself after ordering water with my meal. Would you also be confused? Drinking Water in Germany There are two instances of culture shock here:1)... Continue Reading →

Frankfurt to Seligenstadt – A Day Trip

Seligenstadt is a pretty town, southeast of Frankfurt, located on the River Main. If you also like the tranquility of typical German towns, Seligenstadt is a day trip worth doing! Arriving in Seligenstadt Seligenstadt is easily reachable from Frankfurt. Ideal for a day trip, I arrived in Seligenstadt around midday and headed back to Frankfurt... Continue Reading →

Frankfurt from a different perspective

Frankfurt: a summary Google "Frankfurt" and click "images." You'll see hundreds of photos of: The skyline Then google "What is Frankfurt like?" You'll find loads of websites that tell you: It's international; You can get by without German; Something about banks; Which will lead to a comparison to London; Oh, and Apfelwein. These are all... Continue Reading →

(Not) Saying Sorry in German

British people are well known for over-apologising. We’re “sorry” for asking a favour, “sorry” for being late (even if we had no intention of turning up on time), “sorry” when we want to ask someone a question, and even “sorry” if someone else bumps into us. For people of British culture, "sorry" is not just... Continue Reading →

The highs and lows of the video call

We've been video calling each other for around a decade, well at least I have. Sometimes I think it's a blessing, sometimes I think it's a curse. Sometimes it's totally necessary, other times I just can't understand why a normal phone call wouldn't have sufficed. Can you relate? The early days of video calls Skype.... Continue Reading →

Frankfurt to Marburg – A Day Trip

Marburg is a lovely little town in central Hessen, located on the River Lahn. It's worth a day trip, and if travelling from Frankfurt, is easily reachable by train or car in an hour. I'd recommend going on a dry day as you'd ideally spend most of your time exploring Marburg by foot, taking in... Continue Reading →

Jacobiweiher Pond in Frankfurt’s City Forest

The pictures don't do it justice, so definitely visit Jacobweiher Pond when the weather's nice. Its refreshing greenery and still water, are picturesque for a quiet walk in the nature. Jacobiweiher Pond is located in Frankfurt's Stadtwald (city forest), I stumbled across this beautiful pond when taking a walk with a friend, and then remembered... Continue Reading →

Life Post-Corona Lockdown

One week into the corona lockdown in Germany and I was struggling. In fact, I just couldn't wait for lockdown to be over. After eight weeks of being at home, the restrictions have been eased and I feel absolutely no excitement. Like nada. Zero relief. Different countries are at different stages One reason for the... Continue Reading →

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