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The Total, Inescapable Joy of a German Beer…

Living in Germany there are a few cultural events and traditions that are just too difficult to even try to avoid. And one of the most seemingly important parts of German culture is that frothy…

Europe’s 5 Most Hipster Neighborhoods to visit in…

SPONSORED — As a self-proclaimed expert on all things “hipster,” I’ve come across a handful of ways to judge a city’s hipness. You can count coffee shops, record stores, avocado toasts, craft breweries, or any…

Berlin – the Perfect City for Freelancers?

With more and more regularity, I wonder if Berlin is truly my kind of city. I’ve read all the articles extolling the benefits of Berlin as the best city for expats, for freelancers, for entrepreneurs…

I’m moving back to America. Here’s why…

Well hi. This has been a bit of a surprise for most of you—even many friends and acquaintances in Berlin. I’ve kept it under wraps for a while now because, well, I’m terrified of commitment…

Messing about in boats on Germany’s lakes –…

The train south from the Baltic port of Stralsund first crosses rolling farmland, where the wheat is being harvested. In patches of grass I spot tall cranes busy hunting for frogs, fattening themselves up ready…

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On the slide in Germany: sledging in the…

Some human skills are best learned young. Languages, for example, and horse riding, plus of course, sarcasm. But the one that most Britons really lose out on is skiing. For example: instead of flying me…