It's Valentine's day! Where are the heart-shaped pancakes? Where are the flowers? Where's the card covered in little hearts? Where's the dinner reservation where we sit awkwardly in a restaurant full of couples. GIVE ME MY PRESENTS.
If you're as unromantic as me then Valentine's day may consist of remembering it halfway through the day when you open up Facebook, seeing everyone else's photos, then quickly scurrying to the kitchen to make a momentous and thoroughly romantic cup of tea for your other half.
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.
It's that time of the year again—Spargelzeit has arrived! So what is Spargel? Well, it's asparagus. But it's not your common green variety that gets the Germans all steamed up—we're talking white asparagus.
Kung hei fat choy! It's the Chinese Lunar New Year and the beginning of the year of my favourite animal—the monkey! Me? Well, I'm a dog (as modelled here by überlin's very cute dog, Olive) which may explain my slight obsession with all the dogs that inhabit Berlin.
It's been a week since we rang in 2016 with a bang or, if you were in Berlin, several loud bangs and some all-too-near flashes of light. Hopefully you've recovered from your hangover and remembered all those resolutions you drunkenly promised to yourself as the clocks hit midnight. Well, it's time to get into action!
With this latest cold snap, one thing is for sure–Autumn is here. But apart from the cold and the sun setting earlier, there are a few other tell-tale signs in nature that autumn has arrived.
Tomorrow is the 25th anniversary of German reunification! Whilst the Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago last year, it took a little longer for the two halves of Germany to come back together again.
I've been living in Berlin for a year and a half now. If this was any other city in Germany I would probably be fluent by now, but it's Berlin, so I'm not. I've been thinking recently about how I learn German–whilst nothing really beats taking lessons, if you can't afford that then here are a few tips to incorporate into your daily rituals.
Ah, summer holidays! I love travelling and discovering new places but every so often nothing beats a summer holiday where you do absolutely nothing– one where it's been a big day if you moved from the swimming pool to the beach, or if you didn't get your afternoon siesta. Yeah, you know the ones I mean.
If you're still learning the basics then you'll know that it's hard to get poetic about your surroundings when you don't have many adjectives to put to good use yet. Well, I'm here to help you.