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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…

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…

The best city breaks in Germany: readers’ travel…

Winning tip: Augsburg One of Bavaria’s oldest cities, Augsburg is a delightful base for a cycling journey on the “Romantic road” or a relaxed city break. Visit the Fuggerei, Europe’s most venerable social housing project,…

Frankfurt city guide: what to see plus the…

As someone who grew up in this city, I’m familiar with what you think you know about it: it’s dull, it’s cold, everybody talks about money, there is no subculture, no real nightlife, and why…

With Bach to the Baltic: a hike through…

There is no better way to come close to a country than walking across it, for at some point in your journey there will be a moment when the place seems suddenly and wonderfully exposed.…

A local’s guide to Düsseldorf, by music writer…

‘Düsseldorf has a certain flair. It is completely different from Berlin or Cologne or Munich. Lots of things come from Düsseldorf. It’s quite impressive what has been exported all around the world from here since…

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20 of the best Baltic beach holidays

Latvia Beach chalets Ripples near Riga … Jūrmala beach. Photograph: Boris SV/Getty Images If you like your beaches wild, western Latvia’s “steep coast”, close to the village of Jūrkalne, 200km west of Riga, should be…

Jun 9, Are there any home schooling groups…

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Jun 9, Public Spanish Secondary Schools in Marbella

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Jun 9, San Juan 2018 – any recommendations/info…

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