Schatzi Schenk mir ein Dirndl

Schatzi Schenk mir ein Dirndl

Can you believe it? Summer is half way through and you know what comes after summer.....Herbst!..but most importantly for us Germans..WIESN SEASON! aka my favourite time of the year. Down here in Bayern, Tracht ( Dirndls and Lederhosen) are not just a seasonal costume, but a cultural uniform. Dating back to the 1600s, Tracht was [...]

How to tip in Germany

One of the most underated questions I've faced is the act of tipping in a foreign country. It's one of those little things that tend to go slid under the rug and when you find it, you are like wait wait hey what howwwwwww. When I lived in France I was completelt baffled that no [...]

Peaches vs. Coconuts

I am sure we have all at one point or another heard this metaphor, and if not. Lemme lay it out for ya. It is said Americans are like peaches. We have a sweet, please-everyone soft outer layer that likes to be social and share all personal facts with the world, whilst we hide our [...]

Playing about Paris

What better way to begin your first eurotrip than with a trip to Paris? and no no, I'm no spring chicken when it comes to the euro game, but my Californian cousin S sure is. She planned to finally get out of the country with a three week trip to stay with me, and naturally [...]