Stories related to settling in

Berlin Socks

Berlin Socken

Berlin Socks
The shop label described the pair of long socks in the best Berlin English as ‘knee over socks’. I thought I would ...

Easy-Care

Pflegeleicht

Easy-Care

Of all the German words that I encountered when I first moved to Germany, it was ‘pflegeleicht’ that ...

Apartment for Rent

Wohnung Mieten

Apartment for Rent

Google Translate was indispensable when we were house-hunting using German ...

The Colour Yellow

Die Farbe Gelb

The Colour Yellow

As the weather turns colder, Berliners’ clothing starts shedding colour. Yellow in particular disappears. ...