Goetheturm in Frankfurt’s City Forest

Standing tall and mighty, Goetheturm (Goethe Tower) can't be missed when you enter the City Forest from Frankfurt's southern district, Sachsenhausen. Originally built in 1867, in celebration of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the tower has been rebuilt twice. Those who have been in Frankfurt for a while may remember the tower's most recent reconstruction in... Continue Reading →

Barcelona: A long weekend away

I spent 3.5 days in sunny Barcelona! What better way to share my recommendations than by creating a blog post!? Scroll down for all my faves! Good location to stay? My hotel was a stone’s throw away from Plaça de Catalunya, which was great. It’s bang in the city centre, a 30-minute walk to both... Continue Reading →

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 →

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