Webcams are marvellous things. They not only allow us to remotely communicate visually with friends and family, we can also watch live video footage from virtually anywhere in the world. All from the comfort of our own sofas. Continue reading “Mosel Webcams – Bringing the river into your living room”
Here are the movies being shown in the original English soundtrack in Trier and Koblenz region over the coming week: Continue reading “This Week’s English Movie Screenings in the Mosel Region”
One thing which always seems to shock people when they come to Germany is having to pay for ketchup and mayonnaise to go with their fries. I know it sounds like a simple thing, but it rankles so many. Continue reading “Ketchup and Mayonnaise”
As discussed in my previous post titled “Finding English-Speaking Doctors, Dentists and Opticians”, one of the most daunting things about living abroad is finding help for medical problems.
I know from personal experience that locating English-speaking medical practitioners is not easy in Germany. Of course, they do exist, but they rarely advertise their language abilities making finding them rather difficult. In this article, I try to give you some guidance on how to find what you are looking for. Continue reading “English-speaking Medical Specialists”
We were walking through Cochem and spotted this strange little glass box built into the wall of a building on the side of a street. As you can see, it is a rather cute little doll’s house style bedroom. Upon closer inspection, I realised it was a novel advertisement for the Zum Fröhlichen Weinberg, a guest house on Schlaufstraße 11 – 13.
Usually, I would not say too much about any guesthouse I have not stayed in, but their “advert” stood out to me as being quite unusual so I decided to investigate further. Their website is in German, but it does explain that they have a variety of room types. All rooms have private bathrooms, whilst some also have private balconies, patios or kitchenettes. A single room and a couple of larger apartments are also available. All rooms look bright and cheery from the photographs. Oh, and they also have garage space available for a small charge, useful given Cochem gets very busy in summer.
Further delving on the internet also revealed that a mother and daughter team run the place. Apparently mum speaks very little English but daughter speaks it quite well. So it should not be too challenging for non-German speaking visitors.
The place has great reviews on Tripadvisor which in my eyes is usually a good thing.
Discover more about Zum Fröhlichen Weinberg (in German so run it through Google!)
Today I want to talk about tipping in restaurants and cafes. This is a matter which varies so much between countries, and can even cause offence if done wrong. Continue reading “Tipping Etiquette in Germany”
I know we are more than halfway through 2018 already, but for those of you still wondering, here is a list of the public holidays for Rhineland Palatinate (or Rheinland Pfalz as it is in German) over the remainder of the year: Continue reading “German Public Holidays”
I need some advice. Or rather, I have a plea for help. I am looking for a driving school that runs intensive motorbike courses in English.