As you can guess from the heading, I love potatoes. I don't know if it's "because you're German!" but I loooooove them. And there's never enough of something good! So tonight for dinner I had potatoes with potatoes and eggs. I fried potato slices (Bratkartoffeln), tomatoes, onions and garlic in the pan, then later added … Continue reading Potatoes, potatoes, potatoes!
We spent most of the day inside our air-conditioned bus. 4 hours to Changde and 4 hours back “home”. (When I’m travelling, I always refer to the place I’m staying at as home. Is that weird?) Anyway, due to the hotel room party, we didn’t really get much sleep, so I pretty much slept during … Continue reading Day 6 in Beijing – Changde: where the air is purer and the grass is greener
Of course a group tour to Beijing would not be complete without a museum tour. On Thursday morning our bus driver dropped us off at the largest museum of the world close to Tian an Men Square. After having been searched thoroughly (Please drink from your water bottle because we think it’s an explosive fluid … Continue reading Day 5 in Beijing – indulging in culture
France and food goes together like the Alps and snow, like Australia and kangaroos, like China and rice. Not having been exposed to a lot of adventurous or foreign food before, I was pretty excited about French cuisine. On my first night we went to have a three course meal. Starters: Escargots (snails) in garlic … Continue reading How I tried to handle French cuisine
My absolute favourite: chili cheese speatzle Without the chili it's a typical pasta dish of Germany's southwest called "Käsespätzle". My latest discovery: Big mixed salat with prawns wrapped in crispy noodles Big mixed salad with rumpsteak and fresh baguette Another one of my favourites: BBQ beef burger with extra BBQ sauce, bacon and French fries