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!…

Zurich – my impressions

I really didn’t want to like it. It would make life so much easier if I didn’t. But thanks to the sterling effort of a few friends, I must confess that I do like Zurich.   What I do like:   Zurich has character – the verges are not always neat and tidy, the buildings…

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…

More than just the Monday Blues

So, I’ve been in Munich for a little over 1 year now. And since my wonderful 3 week holiday at home over new years, I’ve been feeling a little down. Depressed even – and that’s what scares the bejeezus out of me. I don’t want to go down that road again. I’m frantically trying to…