Sambal On The Side
Frankfurt has been bestowed the baleful title of ‘Crime Capital of Germany’ for the 23rd time.
An open letter to the newly minted winners of GE13.
As if headlines featuring Britney, Lindsay and Miley aren’t nettling enough, now there’s a new talent show targeting younger children.
Remains of the iconic Berlin Wall are being removed to make way for luxury development projects. Irate Berliners see this as an affront to the city’s colourful history.
It’s election season and our writer wonders when everyone will start distinguishing bread-and-butter issues from fancy rhetoric.
Having spent what has come close to being the gloomiest winter on record in Germany, the writer joins her host countrymen in saluting the much-awaited sun.
As the horse meat scandal enters full gallop in Europe, the writer wonders whether one day we’ll just have to survive on fresh air and sunshine.
THREE layers of thick clothing (including ski underwear) – check. Woollen socks – check. Thick gloves – check. Mini torch – check. Blanket – check. Hot green tea in thermos flask – check. Large tube of Smarties – check. Kitty litter – check.
Having been brought up on a litany of what nice girls shouldn’t do, the writer is seething that despite keeping to their short end of a misogynistic social bargain, women still end up as losers.
A newcomer to Germany may wonder what a certain Silvester has to do with New Year’s Eve.
In her second Advent-themed instalment, our columnist shares another story of brotherly love that has spawned a tradition, this one involving a certain farmyard fowl.