(by Laura Kuehn)
Hello, bonjour, Tach och!
Back again! The past 2 weeks were full of traveling, enjoying good food&music. But have a look yourself!
Have you ever heard about the “Karneval der Kulturen” (Carneval of cultures) in Kreuzberg? If not, it’s definitely worth a trip! There was delicious food from all over the world, stages with drummers, people dancing around. To make a long story short – it was a unique culinary & multicultural experience!
Speaking of culinary experiences – I really fell in love with Berlin’s gastronomy. Fresh flavours with cinnamon, anise, coriander, mint & lime leaves…Simply delicious!
Oxford calling! Felt as if Harry, Hermine, Ron & Co. were about to come by every second. With its lovely and historical colleges and the typical English lawn this lovely town is a must see when visiting London & its surroundings!
Aaand lucky me! Already heard a lot about the famous rivalry between Oxford & Cambridge boat races. This weekend I was in the midst of an Oxford intern boat competition. Really impressive & fascinating this old aristocratic tradition…
All good things come to an end…This time from London Heathrow Airport…with this red lady walking in front of me…Perfect snapshot!
Time to move…again! I have to admit that I have stopped counting how many times I have already done this the past year. But this time I had a very warm welcome. My new “home” for the next 2 months was welcoming me with these gifts and a lovely letter from my landlords.
Time flies! Next weekend – next trip!
Home is where the “currywurst pommes” is!! The “Ruhrpott”!…and have a look! My Coca-Cola colleagues in my hometown were as hardworking as we in Berlin & Leipzig…Coca-Cola Life everywhere!
Weekends are always too short… back to Berlin. But accompanied by 2 nice food magazines.
Having a relaxing dinner with friends and trying out new recipe ideas that came to my mind :) Voilà – bruschetta with a sweet potato-goat’s cheese cream pesto and caramelized salvia/ almond crunch as an entry. Followed by the main dish, a Moroccan coconut, chicken, mint, saffron served with lime-Madeira Bulgur :)
Have you ever been to 5 cities in 2 days?
Well…until now I haven’t either… The menu for the weekend: A marathon!
Berlin - Mülheim an der Ruhr - Stuttgart - Frankfurt - Mainz - Frankfurt - Berlin
3rd train ride for the weekend: Frankfurt! What a lovely day with great weather, a rhubarb drink, waffles & bagels!
Finally! After a busy but amazing weekend, tired but happy to could have seen my family & closest friends… on my way to Berlin.
For a change, the upcoming weeks I will stay away from planes & trains - I promise. Let’s see what Berlin is up to the next weeks!