Category: Food + Drink

How Did Today’s Christmas Traditions Start in America? Here’s a Hint German Christmas Markets.

Christmas in Germany is my favorite time of year! As a child growing up in the US, I always loved Christmas, and now living in Germany I feel as if I am living inside of a Christmas storybook come to life, since most of the images we Americans have of Christmas have their origins from ...

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A Traditional German Housewarming Present

I have lived in Germany now for two years, and have just learned about a traditional German housewarming present.  My new awareness of this very longstanding tradition is because of a relocation into a new office building at work. The tradition.... is giving the new homeowner gifts of bread & salt, as well as one ...

See How German I Am Now After Living in Germany

After two years of living in Germany, I wonder to myself how 'German' have I become versus my American culture? The last time I visited home in the States was at Christmas last year, and I could already notice a difference after my first year. So, this got me thinking -- How German Am I ...

Picking the Perfect Day Trip in Ireland: Connemara – Kylemore Abbey – Dublin

On Day 4, we left our hotel in Galway and took a tour through the mysterious Connemara region of Ireland, seeing the largest Fjord in the country and the secluded Kylemore Abbey. In a region of Ireland that was one of the most decimated during the potato famine. After making our way back to Galway ...

See the Differences of Celebrating Birthdays between US & Germany

So, with October 3rd being my birthday, I thought it would interesting to post the differences in traditions associated with birthdays between the US and Germany.  Obviously this post provides general differences, but these can vary depending on the region of each country as well as the origin of the people involved.  In other words, ...

Picking the Perfect Day Trip from Frankfurt or Stuttgart – the wine villages of Edenkoben & St. Martin, Germany

Our group of internal consultants are located here in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK, Sweden, Russia, Hungary, Dubai, Kenya, and France.  So, twice a year, we get together for a couple of days to share knowledge and for team building events.  This summer's meeting was held during the last week of June in the ...