Day of the Bavarian Beer

Last April 23rd was the “Tag des Bayerischen Bieres“, the day where Bavarians and Bavarian brewers celebrate one of the oldest laws still in use ! – The original “Reinheitsgebot“, or German Beer Purity Law, officially started being in use in the duchy of Bavaria when, on 23 April 1516 it was endorsed officilly by…

Das Studentenleben

The student life. Never was I considered like someone who parties a lot. Neither was I ever considered like someone who would like to forgo a bit of comfort in favor of sleeping in the public showers of a Canadian national park, or live in a 12m² flat. Then, I delved right into the possibilities…

Crazy week (CS 2/2)

A crazy week right before the holidays Part one of my CS adventures here Right before I went to the west part of Germany, then Luxembourg, Strasbourg (France), Trier (Oldest city in Germany) and finally Berlin for my birthday and new year’s eve, I had this crazy week. . . If you have a Couchsurfing…

Bayerish Halloween

Halloween in Bavaria. Pretty much like regular Halloween, with fewer people participating and bigger parties it seems. Many just don’t make plans and go with the flow. I was invited to 3 parties. A student one home, in Studentenstadt, one in another student housing spot in Olympiazentrum and one in a big big big (did…

Regensburg, Germany

The first official week of class in a foreign country, as an international student living in student housing is always the first week where you really experience the rule “Obligations, Social life, Sleep: pick two”. A whole week of basically going out every other day. Friends here, bar there, international meet-and-greet there, etc. I set…

Bavarian September ends

Greenday’s “Wake me up when September ends” suddenly makes a lot of sense. With October already well on it’s way, it marks the end of the biggest folk fair in the world. Oktoberfest is over. It is year after year held in Münich, Bavaria, Germany. An international fatherland symbol. Held every year in the Theresienwiese,…