Hey you, yes you…the future expat reading this article. Hallo und Willkommen!I am excited for you that you are considering (or at least reading about) what it is like to move to Germany from the United States. The idea of such a big change can be scary but also very exciting. As someone who recently […]How to Move to Germany from the USA – Top 5 Tips
Month: February 2022
NPR News: Wildfires will increase and worsen globally, U.N. warns
Wildfires will increase and worsen globally, U.N. warns The study being released on Wednesday warns of spikes in unhealthy smoke pollution and other problems coming from the increased threat of catastrophic wildfires. Read more on NPRNPR News: Wildfires will increase and worsen globally, U.N. warns
German scientists probe official statistics
In Germany, mathematicians, doctors and statisticians have looked into the question of excess mortality in 2021, compared to previous years. Analyzing the official statistics, they observe a correlation between the curves of excess mortality and those of the vaccination campaigns, and therefore conclude, without surprise, that the injections are responsible. At the same time, the […]German scientists probe official statistics
The Great Outdoors: Zermatt
By Shereen Shabnam Everyone has a place that gives them peace and tranquility and for me, my favourite place is in Switzerland and the in particular in the beautiful Zermatt. Situated far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at an altitude of 1,600 metres above sea level, Zermatt and its people give a sense […]The Great Outdoors: Zermatt
Ukraine confirms Russia’s ‘full-scale invasion’￼
Putin has just launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Peaceful Ukrainian cities are under strikes. This is a war of aggression. Ukraine will defend itself and will win. The world can and must stop Putin. The time to act is now. This declaration came through twitter by the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. Putin has […]Ukraine confirms Russia’s ‘full-scale invasion’
The Files will be down for awhile as providing some posts on travel, etc. during this time would be considered inappropriate. As soon as the conflict stops and there is a peace treaty between Russia and Ukraine, we will be on again. In the meantime, enjoy the posts we have for you to date as well as in the menu. Some pages will be updated during its idle period.
Sorry for the inconveniences. Let’s hope for peace and solidarity with our neighbors and help one another in need.
See you soon.
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What to Do In Chur: Visit Switzerland’s 5000-Year-Old City — Berlin & Around
This post was written in collaboration with Chur Tourismus. I’m so thrilled to be able to share what to do in Chur with you, as this is one of my many past homes. 23 more wordsWhat to Do In Chur: Visit Switzerland’s 5000-Year-Old City — Berlin & Around
Top Train Travel: ‘Glacier Express’ In Switzerland
The Glacier Express is a direct train from Zermatt to St. Moritz. The train is also referred to as the ‘slowest express train in the world’: the journey takes about 8 hours. There is a good reason for this slow pace: the train squeezes its way through the Alps, through narrow valleys, tight curves, 91 tunnels, and across […]Top Train Travel: ‘Glacier Express’ In Switzerland
Top 5 Scenic Train Rides In Switzerland
There really is no better way to explore the small but incredibly beautiful country of Switzerland than by train. There really is no better way to explore the small but incredibly beautiful country of Switzerland than by train. All of the country’s best natural sights – from verdant valleys to dramatic waterfalls and sheer mountain peaks – are train accessible, […]Top 5 Scenic Train Rides In Switzerland
Music Genre: It Takes Two
Today is the Day of Twos- 22 February, 2022. When we think of the number two, we think of two lovers, two’s a charm, two chances to succeed and two of happiness. When we think of the Day of Twos, we think of this love song with a twist sung by two singers.
“It Takes Two” was first produced in 1966. Sung by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston, the lyrics were written by Mickey Stevenson, Weston’s then-husband and Gaye collaborator. It looks at the hopes and dreams of two lovers as they look into the future. You can find the lyrics in the link here. Here’s what the 1966 version looks like:
The version was remade 24 years later by Rod Stewart and Tina Turner which became an even bigger hit and smashing success. It appeared in several comercials including one with cola giant Pepsi.
Regardless of what version you like, we need songs like this to give us an incentive to think ahead. In light of what is happening in the real world, we still have our dreams and hopes for a brighter future. And sometimes it takes more than one person to make it happen, because one cannot do it alone. It takes two to tangle, two to tackle the goals in life, and two to succeed. ❤ ❤
Let’s hope this holds true 200 years later when the Day of Twos happens again. 😉
Biikebrennen – Bonfires in North Frisia on February 21st — More than Beer and Schnitzel
On the evening of February 21st, you can see bonfires light up the North Sea coast, the islands and Halligen. This North Frisian and South Jutish custom… 653 more wordsBiikebrennen – Bonfires in North Frisia on February 21st — More than Beer and Schnitzel
A northern German / Frisan tradition in detail, courtesy of Anika Rieper of More than Beer and Schnitzel. Enjoy the story. 🙂