Bored? Try a board game! There’s never been a better time to dust off your childhood games and have an old fashioned games night. Scrabble is always a winner. Monopoly will keep you going for hours, days even. But if you feel like something a bit more strategic try ‘Ticket to Ride’ or ‘Zug um … Continue reading Play it again, and again
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It’s Tatort time
You know you’ve become integrated into German society when you start watching Tatort religiously every Sunday. Some people love it, others hate it. If you’re not a Tatort fan, it’s possible that Corona will make you one. Here’s why. Tatort (which means crime scene) is a German detective show that’s been running since November 1970 … Continue reading It’s Tatort time
Books about your city
The Rhineland is in lock-down and more and more people are staying at home to protect the elderly and vulnerable. It’s tough – but we all know the measures are necessary. In the meantime – how can we cheer ourselves up while we’re stuck inside? What can we do to break the boredom and liven … Continue reading Books about your city
A Boy in Bonn: How to Land on Your Feet When Moving Abroad
Moving to a new city is equally exciting and anxiety-inducing. Liam Heitmann-Rice shares some tips to make it easier.
Getting over culture shock
Settling into a new country or city isn't always easy. It generally starts off well: every day feels like a holiday; all those funny and strange things you experience in your new city are welcomed as quirky and unsual; and everything seems fresh and exciting. But after a while, things can start to take a … Continue reading Getting over culture shock
A tale of two cities (and their beer)
Let the crazy days begin!
Carnival has descended on the Rhineland in an orgy of costumes, drinking and bad behaviour. Either dive-in and enjoy it to the full, or run to the hills and escape!
May: time for demos, dancers and the desperately romantic
The first day of May is a time for celebration in Germany and there are quite a few ways to join in: Dance, show your love or protest – preferably not all at the same time.