A bread roll by any other name …

In most of Germany bread rolls are called “Brötchen”. In Bavaria, though, they are called “Semmel”. And they don’t hold back in telling you. I was at the bakery today and asked the young lady for 2 Brötchen. While she was getting them, her colleague piped up from the back that they are called Semmel!…

What now? The Challenges of Change…

It’s funny how an impending change makes you look at your current situation very differently. Makes you realise how good it is in so many ways. And makes you realise how much is still on your bucket or to-do list… A month ago our company informed us that certain departments would be relocated from Germany…

Mourning Madiba in Germany

It is fascinating and frustrating to be a South African in Munich at the time of Madiba’s passing. Like my friends in London, I feel so very far away from home at a time like this. But those in the UK, US, Canada and many other countries seem to have a more general feeling of…

Munich summer days and nights

Now that summer has finally arrived in Munich, we’re all looking for interesting spots to be outside for a drink, a bite or time with our friends – or all 3. A great spot i discovered this evening is “Paterstrand” – a beach cafe vibe restaurant right next to the Isar on Praterinsel. Sand between…

On things i love

Once i put my mind to it, there’s really no way around it. I must make it happen. Luckily, this is one of the things i love doing – and is actually one of the reasons I am in the job i have today. Making a travel dream come true – and affordable – come…