5 Great Reasons to Learn German

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German is one of my favorite languages. I have started this blog in Berlin, as you know, under the spell that the city had on me. And I couldn’t be happier. I have been trying to learn German for years, even if not as successful as I’d hoped. But that has nothing to do with the language. So I decided to write about why I think German is an awesome language and why it’s worth learning it. Of course, these reasons are my personal opinion and definitely, there are more, or better ones, feel free to comment them below. Here we …

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Stasi Wolf by David Young #BookReview

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Stasi Wolf is a comeback of Karin Müller from the hands of David Young. Recently I had read Stasi Child, which I loved! So I had some high hopes for the next adventures of Detective Müller, which were definitely met. Have to admit I did not expect it to get my attention this much, but I finished it in one sitting, all 400 pages. Amazing! The same style and same Karin Müller view over East Germany life as a CID. I had to admit I was excited to see how her life would go on after Stasi Child. Of course, …

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Stasi Child by David Young #review

Stasi Child Book Cover

Stasi Child is an interesting thriller from David Young that starts with a body being found in East Berlin. We get in that world along with Karin Müller, the detective in charge of the investigation. And we soon learn it’s a tough world. Not many questions allow, and even fewer answers, as expected. The rhythm of the book is quite fast paced and nice to follow. We have two sides of the story that eventually meet up to reveal a dangerous story. Karin is a very good detective that wants to find the truth no matter what, and that proves …

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Margarethe Vogel (Short Story Series #4)

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She is Margarethe. Herr Vogel was her husband. He is no more. She’s been alone for ten years now. But she is ok with it. She grew accustomed to her life alone after a while. Now, at 66 years of age, she is quite an old lady that has her routine and loves it. Every morning she goes to get her fresh bread from the corner bakery. She always praises the bakers. The second generation now. They are German now. Second generation. The old man came from Turkey years ago, before opening the store. She’s been a loyal customer from …

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Weekend in Berlin · Part 3

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Weekend in Berlin 3.0 Hallo und Willkommen! And for the 3rd and final part of the Berlin Top 10, hoping you enjoyed both part 1 and part 2 of the series, here it goes: Main locations: Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche, Tiergarten, Holocaust Memorial Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche is a memorial church originally built in the 1890s. Bombed in 1943 the church remains a ”hohle Zahn” (German for the hollow tooth) in the memory of the city. The preserved parts of the building retain a captivating sight. Berlin has the power to amaze you, even with its ruins. Tiergarten is among Germany’s largest urban gardens. Nature in the …

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Weekend in Berlin · Part 2

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Weekend in Berlin 2.0 Hallo und Willkommen! It’s time for the second part of the Berlin Top 10 Travel list. I hope you enjoyed the first part. Here goes part 2: Main locations: Berliner Dom and Museum Island, Alexanderplatz and The Fernseherturn, Nikolaiviertel The Berliner Dom is one of the most beautiful churches in Berlin. Coming from Unter den Linden Boulevard you’ll get soon close enough to spot the huge Berlin Cathedral on the Museum Island. Finished more than 100 years ago the imposing building overlooks the many museums filled with art and history from all over the world. They …

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Weekend in Berlin · Part 1

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Weekend in Berlin Hallo und Willkommen! As I said in the first article here, I wanted to extend a bit on my experience in Berlin. Berlin is a very interesting diverse city. Everywhere you look you see something fun, new, weird, interesting that gives the city the flavor that so many have fallen in love with. I almost think I have too. So I have decided to make it like a Top 10 Berlin List of locations to see. hoping that I might help you decide to go and visit as well and experience the best this city has to …

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