A Quickie in Würzburg

It's been a benign three weeks since my last post, and at some point in the last three weeks I realised that I finally felt "settled" in my school as a staff member. The other staff members seem to be "used" to me now, and some have even expressed appreciation for what I do, which means a lot because the culture here is seldom complimentary for the sake of it.

Shit Beer Showdown

Here in Germany there is no lack of great beer; there is also no lack of shit beer. There are several shit German beers which have achieved international fame, the usual big name swills: Beck's, Bitburger and Radeburger, which are all relatively unpleasant pilseners. By no means are these the worst, and it is my mission to find the cheapest, nastiest, skunkiest pisswater in all of Germany.

Cham, Regensburg and a visitor from the North

It’s that time again for a short blog entry. January has flown by and things at school are slightly confusing as three teachers in the English faculty are either sick or on parental leave. Therefore, my timetable has changed slightly and I have a few new classes. It has been snowing in snatches and the daylight hours are gradually getting longer (at the peak of winter the sun sets at about 4pm but now it sets at around 5).