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German-Christmas Markets

Exploring Germany’s Christmas Markets

Every December for the last many years,  I’ve shared with you my love for exploring Germany’s Christmas markets — keeping running tabs on how many mugs of Glühwein and bags of Schmalzkuchen I’ve consumed (too many), challenging myself to visit new markets every year, and taking way too many photographs! This year will be much the same — but in addition to all …

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The Houses in Berlin

One of the (many) things I love about the German language is how apartment buildings are referred to as “houses”.  For a language rich in precision, it’s surprising to me that there really isn’t another word that tries to distinguish a freestanding house from an apartment building (that I’ve ever heard, but correct me if …

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