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Germany

Boyz 2 Men: Coming of Age in Hamburg’s Reeperbahn

When I turned 18, my best friend Adam and I decided to ditch college for a week and take off somewhere. It has been a highly debated issue whether we knew before we booked that we were going to be staying smack bang in the middle of Europe’s second largest red light district (after Amsterdam, … Continue reading »

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Kölsch vs. Alt: Bier & Hockey-related Violence in Köln

Because I know how much Ruth loves ice-hockey and getting drunk in the daytime (okay, so maybe that’s just me) I planned a romantic river cruise down the Rhine…with one of my best friends and hundreds of rowdy Köln hockey supporters, en route to the derby in Düsseldorf! So, when, a few hours before leaving, … Continue reading »

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Video: The F Word…Feuerzangenbowle!

There’s nothing more heady and intoxicating than a nice hot mulled wine in December. So ever since I heard rumour of a drink made of mulled wine and 80% rum and set on fire like absinthe, I’ve been able to think of little else. I waited for months as Julika coaxed various relatives into bringing … Continue reading »

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