Winter Wonderland; German Christmas Markets

I wasn’t born in a Christian family, yet Christmas has been special to us for two reasons. We moved to England when I was barely 7 and being lucky enough to have parents that embraced other religions and customs, we decorated Christmas trees, hung stockings and received gifts. This never took away from the excitement and delight of our Persian New Year’s celebration- Nowruz- a … Continue reading Winter Wonderland; German Christmas Markets

Live, Laugh, Learn; Style (Part II)

In my last post I laid out a brief introduction of the fashion experience in Germany. Dating a German-Spaniard who is fond of reds and greens and blues but can also rock black successfully, I have to admit I got the better end of the deal; a German with all the German merits who pays attention to style. While having a conversation about the very … Continue reading Live, Laugh, Learn; Style (Part II)

Live, Laugh, Learn; Style (Part I)

(For more info on the Live, Laugh, Learn series go to my website, Under The Indigo Dome.) Germans are good at many a thing, planning events, punctuality, contributing a large sum of their income to tax and social security, making cars, making engineers, making beer, making anything really, to name a few stereotypical examples. Yet they fail to astonish me, and many other non-Germans when it comes to a … Continue reading Live, Laugh, Learn; Style (Part I)