Posts Tagged ‘SoGerman’

1 February 2015

Posted: February 11, 2015 in A photo a day
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20150201_225351 I spent a lot of time researching fun events in Berlin. I’m a huge fan of  storytelling events but they don’t seem to be a big thing around here. (Poetry slams have become very popular in Germany in the past years, but that’s not really my cup of tea.)
I went to Campfire storytelling which  features (semi-)established comedians telling funny (if not necessarily true) stories. The crowd was small and the show didn’t start until 10 pm (the bar had scheduled their weekly Tatort screening for the same time #thingsGermanslove), but I’m sure I’ll be back for the next event.

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30 January 2015

Posted: February 3, 2015 in A photo a day
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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Southern Germany has the best food! This includes Flammkuchen (which is technically French (maybe? Alsace is one of those regions that changed nationality quite often, so who knows what it was when they created tarte flambée.)), one of my favorite dishes. It’s a staple around here in fall, but just as good in the middle of winter.

15 January 2015

Posted: January 23, 2015 in A photo a day
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One of the reasons why I moved to Berlin was that I regularly conduct experiments at people’s homes. Today’s “commute” went along Bellevue Palace, where our president resides. It’s a beautiful area in general and I would have spent a lot more time exploring if it hadn’t rained cats and dogs. (Bonus points for the many police horses I saw. <3)

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I owe millions of thanks to the rockstars who helped make this move as painless as possible. (Is that a weird way of phrasing it? Probably.) I’m a lucky girl, blessed with amazing family members, great co-workers and wonderful friends. Thank you!

I spent the last hour of the day assembling my bed because that first night in a new house is very special to me.
(We have a saying in Germany that the dream of the first night in a new home comes true. I dreamed that I was bitten by a lion cub. Make of that what you want.)

Day 122

Posted: February 9, 2014 in A photo a day
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My colleague Oliver defended his PhD thesis. One of the loveliest German academic traditions is that your colleagues make you a top hat in the theme of your thesis topic. Oliver talked about wh-islands, so he got an according hat. The little party afterwards featured Sekt (which immediately became a conversation topic – what do you Anglophones call it?) cooled in a snow-filled trash can. Classy!

Day 104

Posted: January 15, 2014 in A photo a day
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I’m trying to do this thing where once a month, I go explore a new neighborhood in Berlin. I had plans to go to the movies with some friends, so it only made sense to use today to take my poor neglected camera with me. However, I didn’t get out of the house before 3, which didn’t leave me with a lot of time. I went to Regierungsviertel because it’s right by the station. Up there, that’s the Reichstag (which houses the German parliament). I’ve never been inside because lines are always ridiculously long but it’s supposed to be rather pretty.

Day 103

Posted: January 15, 2014 in A photo a day
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I’m not usually a fan of German cuisine (except for desserts – we rock at baked goods!) but there are some things I really like. Interestingly enough, they all hail from southern Germany (while I am from the north). I made Schupfnudeln with cheese and caramelized(-ish) red onions. Soooo good!