It’s that time of year again - the World Cup (WM) has hit the streets of Berlin. Where will you be watching it? Here are a few recommendations and also, of course, a few handy German words.
If you're already learning German then you'll be very familiar with a few words, the most important of which is 'die Pause', right?! Well... I guess teacher, classroom and workbook are equally important too... oh, and homework.
It's been said many a time before - Germans, they like their rules. It might be a stereotype, but after you've been shouted at one too many times for cycling on the pavement or crossing the street when you shouldn't be you realise that there's some basis to the stereotype.
So you've spent the day sightseeing around Hamburg and you're starving, right? In my two trips to Hamburg we've discovered a plethora of tasty cafes, restaurants and bars. Here are a few of my favourites.
The last time I went to Hamburg it was -7° and we had to run from one eating establishment to the next with brief freezing interludes in the middle, despite that the city still intrigued me. So when the Hamburg council asked me if I fancied a trip to Hamburg I jumped at the chance to finally wander the streets in more balmy temperatures.
Last month I headed to Barcelona and ate my weight in tapas. Here are a few words and some of my favourite places from that trip.