We are in the middle of one of the truly great times of the year in Bavaria. Alexander Pope wrote in his poem titled “An Essay on Man”, “hope springs eternal in the human breast”, and the same can be said for spring in Bavaria and Germany, the land often shrouded in grey. The reason for… Read More Spargel (Asparagus) Means Spring in Bavaria, and so much more (NF)
There are many things about Bavarian culture that I have embraced. A close connection to the land, hearty food in winter, and an affinity to art and history are but a few. Another thing that fits nicely into my world view is the absolute worshiping of the sun in Bavaria. I was born in San Diego, after… Read More Man CAN Live on Bread Alone. In Bavaria.
Russians are known for their colorful language among many other things. My father who spoke Russian, often told me smilingly of how many vulgar cuss words there were in the Russian language. There are even more combinations of these words than the mind can imagine! Art imitates life! Russians also have specific sense of humor. Have… Read More Russian Humor
Rechts stehen, links gehen. (Stand on the right, go on the left.) Germans are famous for their punctuality and efficiency. If either of these two things are disrupted, they can become cantankerous. Many German commuters who use the transportation network know they only have a short time to make connections between trams, subways, and trains.… Read More Bavarian/German Culture Tip #1