Top things to do in Bonn

I found out about Bonn through my roommate Maria. She was the first friend I made in Germany. She stayed in my dorm for a week and a few days. As she was moving to Bonn, we promised to stay in touch and did. This meant I travelled to Bonn and she travelled to Essen…

The history of Germany’s beautiful Gingerbread hearts

Oktoberfest 2019 has kicked off in Münich, Germany. This means it’s time to wear lederhosen guys, dirndls ladies and to drink lots of beer. Then there’s the wildly popular Lebkuchenhertz which are sold at Oktoberfest, Christmas markets and at some bakeries around Germany. Lebkuchenhertz is Gingerbread heart cookies in South Africa we call them biscuits….

My wonderful day trip to Drachenburg castle

Drachenburg castle sits upon a steep hill which is relatively easy to hike up to. You could choose to take the adorable green tram up to the castle but, it’s not really necessary even if you’re only moderately fit like me. I suggest you hike up with a friend and admire the woods along with…

A full round up of German Easter traditions

Germany has more Easter Traditions when compared to South Africa. The store windows are decked with Easter eggs and bunnies. You see lots of flowers and everything looks cheerful. Easter is a big deal in Germany. You can even visit an Easter museum in Stuttgart. German Easter coincides with Spring warmer weather and blooming Cherry…

Useful tips on how to survive Kings Day and have fun

Kings Day is a day which celebrates the Kings birthday in the Netherlands. It used to be Queens Day but, has been changed. The day started off as a day to  honor the birthday of Queen Wilhelmina  in 1885. After her daughter Juliana ascended to the throne the date was changed to the 30th of April….

Notre Dame on fire

Yesterday Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris caught fire. According to CNN the cathedral pulls in 13 million tourists a year. It is a world heritage site. It is an integral part of history. It took 800 years to build. Notre Dame Cathedral has been around for 850 years. It is also the site where  Napoleon’s…

A complete Coffee shop etiquette guide

A coffee shop in the Netherlands isn’t a place where you can have baked goods and coffee. You can get baked as coffee shops in Holland are legal marijuana dispensaries. Most of the coffee shops in Amsterdam can be found around the Red light district( sex worker district) . I went to the Bull Dog…

Great tips for Bonn’s Cherry Blossom Festival

Spring has sprung in Germany whilst I’m in rainy cold Cape Town I thought I’d share a few tips on how to beat the crowds and enjoy Bonn’s Cherry Blossom Festival. Every year around March or early April depending on when the trees in Bonn bloom the Cherry Blossom Festival is held.  This year it’s…

How to make delicious Gluhwein this Christmas

Glühwein is a spicy mulled wine sold in Germany and Austria around Christmas time. It is heated and immediately warms you up. I find the fruity flavour delightful. I usually bought Glühwein at the Christmas markets I went to in Germany. Now that I’m back home in South Africa I miss the spectacular German Christmas…