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I am originally from the UK and have been living in Frankfurt since 2013. I am sure that you will also notice that the official information from the authorities are mainly in German and can often be more confusing than helpful. Which is why I started to write this blog. The aim is to catalogue my experiences and knowledge in Frankfurt and surrounding areas.
It’s not easy being an expat parent in Germany: between juggling work, learning German yourself and figuring out how all those basic things you used to take for granted work, there isn’t much time left for anything else. So when your children start going to Kita or Schule in Germany how can you help them […]
When you think of Düsseldorf, Germany, it’s quite easy to imagine a futuristic city filled with modern fashion and an interesting art scene. While that’s not completely incorrect, there is a lot more to Düsseldorf just waiting to be discovered. What better way to do that than to embark on a weekend getaway? The city […]
This post was sponsored by LoanLink The housing market in Frankfurt is getting really tight at the moment and renting an apartment is getting tricky. It could be the Brexit effect, or even just a lot of speculative acquisition of property because of Brexit, but affordable rental property is becoming harder to find and property […]
I just don’t get the obsession in Germany with white asparagus. Restaurants are dominated with ‘Spargel’ specials and temporary kiosks are popping up all over Germany as farmers sell the latest crop of this unique German delicacy. Oddly (or fortunately) this German speciality is not nearly as well-known as other famous German exports like beer, […]
I realised recently when I was having another look at the blogging landscape around Frankfurt that although it feels like there are tons of people blogging about this city, there are actually very few of us doing it in English. I had a look at a few of the blog listings which show hundreds of […]
When I was growing up in the UK, Chinese restaurants and takeaways were pretty much the only option for food from East Asia (you can guess I didn’t grow up in London!). Now when I look around towns and cities like Frankfurt, Japanese restaurants have completely taken over followed by a plethora of other options. […]
So, did you manage to get out into the artic conditions yesterday and vote? It looks like half a million other Frankfurters did. Yesterday was another year of low voter turnout with around 37% of the electorate braving the icy wind. Unfortunately you are going to have to do it all over again in two […]
You can’t go outside these days without being confronted with glossy placards on every lamp post with funny little claims about what we will get if we vote for one or other of the mayoral candidates. There are quite a lot of overlaps in what is being offered but interesting nothing overt discussing the key […]
If you are lucky enough to have a musical skill that others enjoy listening to, or simply are brave enough to have a go anyway, then busking can be a pretty good way of earning extra money. The lowest paid part-time jobs are normally around €8-10 per hour now, so with the possibility of earning […]
First an apology, I’ve been quiet for a few weeks but I have a good excuse. The long winter this year just kept me in hibernation longer than usual. It may still be freezing outside and the ground is at least the days are getting longer, so now it is time for planning a bit […]
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