Mondays around the world ~ North Germany

Henne, firefighter since 2009,  shares an apartment in Hamburg, North Germany. January 9th he worked 24-hour shift. Snoozing the alarm at 5 a.m. for five more minutes. Having a Granola (0,60 €) which tastes for some reason a little sourish today Chilly morning bike ride at 6°C to the  emergency and fire station 10 km away Quickly…

German Christmas in NYC

Sweet, tangy and hot, smells like Christmas, looks like red wine and comes in a coffee mug: Glühwein. The waitress had just brought our steaming mugs with German mulled wine and three beers for the Lady’s from Upstate New York. Actually Agnes and her friends had thought about ordering Glühwein as well but then instead…

Tip for tonight ~ Brooklyn

Well hidden in a warehouse in Williamsburg is this wonderful opportunity to shop Christmas gifts made by local designers. Brooklyn Night Bazaar launched inside Dekalb Market in October and moved to this huge warehouse on Kent Avenue for three nights in December (15, 16, 17). Tonight is the last chance! Doors open at 5pm and…

Getting around without getting lost ~ NYC

Moving to another country is a big thing. Moving to big apple is even bigger. So when I first moved to New York City, I was overwhelmed and excited. Getting around in the city without getting lost was a major issue for me: uptown or downtown,  east or west, Queens or Brooklyn, Avenue or Street,…

Travel Photo Roulette

‘The Travel Photo Roulette was started in November 2010 by Jeremy from LivingTheDream as a way for travel bloggers to showcase their best photography. For each round a new theme is chosen, and independent travel bloggers are asked to submit their photos. Then a winner is chosen to host (and judge!) the following round.‘ Jeremy,…

Looking for Christmas photo models?

Santa came to New York City yesterday. And he brought all his Santa Siblings: Elvis Santas, sexy Santas, Lego Santa, Spider Santa, tall and short Santas accompanied by reindeers, elves, Christmas trees and wrapped gifts were cruising together through the big city. ‘Santacon is a non-denominational, non-commercial, non-political and non-sensical Santa Claus convention that occurs…

Blog evolution

Gecko hatchlings (Eublepharis macularius)

  In 1999, a gecko family moved in with me; one male and two females. They started producing eggs: two at a time and constantly every third week, each female!! Incubation is tricky but not impossible and soon enough I had way too many geckos at home. It was a full time job to babysit this…