A local festival in Germany

Mannheim Stadtfest (town festival) was held for 3 days in the middle of the quadrate, along the planks, and extending out toward the Wasserturm, an apparent icon of Mannheim. It’s pretty awesome for the city to have these sort of communal events – an excuse to chill out with friends/family, eat really good food or in my case, an extended break from studying for my final exams (tehe!). We actually didn’t have a good idea of the reason behind the festival but apparently this is the 25th year of the celebration! And I mean, most of us exchange students probably won’t be returning to Mannheim any time soon so why not check it out if you’ve got time.

Chicken soup in Freiburg – My first airbnb.

Okay chicken soup doesn’t sound like an ‘adventure’ in Europe, but it was one of the things that made my time in Freiburg one of the most memorable experiences. As a first-timer with Airbnb I was really excited for a homestay experience, and as an independent traveller I wanted to know how it might be … Read More

Bathing in the nude

Bathing in the nude

CARACELLE THERME, BADEN-BADEN What a dehydrating day! But all for good reason. With one night in Baden-Baden I had to see if it lived up to the rationale of the city’s name so I ventured to Carcalle Therme, one of the city’s most well known thermal baths. The other, which is probably more popular amongst … Read More