Germany

Four Days in Fairy Land, the Swabia Region in Germany

Four Days in Fairy Land, the Swabia Region in Germany

The Swabian region in Germany is home to the northern Black Forest, where the Grimm Brothers’ dark but fantastical stories find a perfect setting, and one can easily imagine giants and magical creatures roaming throughout. The landscape is dotted with quiet little villages that seem caught in time. Streets are not paved in asphalt but(…)

Oktoberfest: What to know before you go

Oktoberfest: What to know before you go

This summer, a friend of mine gave me the opportunity to join them in Munich and attend Oktoberfest. I didn’t flinch once before I booked my flight to Germany for a week, thinking that I would just be attending a larger and more international version of the German festival in my American hometown. I envisioned(…)