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Useful tips for long-distance travels

In winter, the weather in Europe is wet, cold and uncomfortable. Thus, many Germans prefer to travel long distance for holidays. No wonder, as long-distance journeys open up completely new opportunities. While you can get to know foreign cultures and gain new perspectives, you can use the good weather in many regions to recharge your …

Etiquette guide for tipping: How much tip is appropriate abroad?

In restaurants, hotels or in a taxi – there are many situations on a business trip or on vacation, where good service should be rewarded with a tip. In Germany, it is common to tip around 10 percent, but how is it in other countries? While it is an absolute must in some regions and …

Carnival – not just a German tradition

The end of winter is approaching – and in the fools strongholds, carnival is already in full swing. Another Elferratssitzung, and yet another carnival party is chasing the next. It is anything but coincidence, that the carnival week with parades on Rose Monday and Shrove Tuesday and the early end of winter are so close …

HAPPY NEW YEAR – New Year’s Eve around the world

Roughly 13 hours ahead of us, champagne corks will pop 15,000 km to the southeast. Inhabitants of Samoa and the Line Islands will be the first in the world to welcome the new year 2019. While in Germany, at the turn of the year, most people party with friends, pop firecrackers and clink glasses at …

Dresden: Everything about the Christmas capital

The Dresdner Striezelmarkt is considered the oldest documented Christmas market in Germany and will take place for the 584th time this year, already taking place on the „Heyligen Christs Abendt“ since 1434. The market will open its doors on November 28, 2018 at 4 pm, thereafter opening daily from 10 am to 9 pm. Even …

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