Tag Archives: Germany

The Brandenburg Gate in Marzipan and Other German Food Fun

 When I first saw these Bradenburg Gates at the escalator of KaDeWe I thought: white chocolate? But of course this being Germany when I go closer I saw that, but of course: it was Marzipan.  Niedergger Marzipan, 50 kilos of … Continue reading

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Why Are the Germans Always Yelling at Me?

They have a very odd sense of customer relations in Berlin.  Basically, what I found in Berlin this trip was if you wanted to buy something, say a cup of coffee, some fresh cherries, or maybe a bottle of liquor, … Continue reading

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Accordion Playing Unicorn and Other European Silliness

Traveling is exhausting!  Yesterday I flew Air Berlin from Budapest back to Berlin, an hour flight that took 8 hours to complete door to door. It’s great to be back in Berlin, by far my favorite city of the ones … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Buffets

This past Sunday I flew to Berlin via Brussels and was very lucky to be upgraded on Brussels Airlines (which uses the Lufthansa Lounge at JFK for their Business Class passengers). Over the years I have used miles to upgrade … Continue reading

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The EU Has Banned Bee Killing Pesticide: Neonicotinoid Pesticides

When I got the Avaaz newsletter about this incredible accomplished my first thought was: And how long will it take to do that here in North America? Bees pollinate two thirds of our food.  Neonicotinoid Pesticides kill honey bees and … Continue reading

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Would This Change How Americans Recycle?

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