Monthly Archives: June 2014

a day in Darmstadt

Darmstadt is located south of Frankfurt. I went there to do a bit of shopping but I also spent a few hours relaxing in the “Prinz Georgs Garten”, a very English-style garden with beautiful flowers and quiet atmosphere. Yeah, I miss London a lot sometimes…

darmstadt germany

This picture of a residential area below reminds a lot of New York…

darmstadt germany

darmstadt germany

Here are the pictures of the park… a good place to relax after an intense week of work 🙂

prinz georgs garten darmstadt germany

prinz georgs garten darmstadt germany

prinz georgs garten darmstadt germany

prinz georgs garten darmstadt germany

prinz georgs garten darmstadt germany

prinz georgs garten darmstadt germany

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strasbourg break

Back to France for the weekend! It’s only a 2 hours journey by train so I met lots of German with bikes and backpacks ready to invade France for 2 days with me.

Strasbourg is definitely one those towns half-german and half-french – I visited the area called “La Petite France” just near the train station – lovely spot. Enjoy the pictures!

strasbourg - petite france

strasbourg - petite france

strasbourg - petite france

strasbourg - petite france

strasbourg - petite france

Visiting Mannheim

mannheimMannheim is a very dynamic town with a very famous university. I spent a great day visiting the city centre.

The first funny thing you need to know about the centre is the fact that the adresses are given according to the blocs – so the names of the streets are A1, F4 or M7 as shown on the picture.
Vogelfrei - vegan

 

Before to begin the shopping, let’s go to VogelFrei (Free bird), a vegan restaurant based at 20 C3. Vintage atmosphere, nice welcome from the owners and very good food.

I chose the “quiche”, which was a tart with almonds, olives and bread… very good but it would have been nice to have a side salad with it.VogelFrei - restaurant vegan - Mannheim - London VogelFrei - restaurant vegan - Mannheim - London VogelFrei - restaurant vegan - Mannheim - London VogelFrei - restaurant vegan - Mannheim - London VogelFrei - restaurant vegan - Mannheim - London VogelFrei - restaurant vegan - Mannheim - London

german shopping

In Germany, you have a good choice of vegetarian and vegan food. Here are a few items I bought recently from the local organic shop. Lots of sausages and cheese, I can feel the difference with UKvegan food.

I have learnt some basic requests such as “ohne ei, ohne milch?” (no egg, no milk?). But in general, people here do know the difference between “vegetarisch” and “vegane”.

vegan allemagne

vegan allemagne chocolat