5 Things Not to Do When Trying to Make German Friends

I’m a big believer of the old saying “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”, but there are a few Canadian habits that I just can’t shake in Germany and yes, that includes thinking that red really is the best colour for police uniforms as it is the traditional color of the Royal Canadian … Read More

Christmas market in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria, Germany

Rothenburg ob der Tauber: One of My Favorite German Christmas Markets

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is one of the best-preserved medieval towns I’ve ever been to!  It’s an 800-year-old town on the Romantic Road situated approximately halfway between Munich and Frankfurt.  The defence towers and city wall that encloses much of the city makes it feel like you are stepping back in time.  Rothenburg ob der … Read More

Photojourney to Oktoberfest Parade

Photojourney to Oktoberfest Parade

The Oktoberfest Parade, officially known as the Costume and Rifleman’s Parade in Munich was going to start in a couple of hours.  But as I woke up to the pitter-patter of rain on my roof, a dreary sky and a German husband who suggested we could just watch the parade on TV and stay dry, … Read More