Why three weeks at home is the sweet spot

I’ve tried it all: short trips, long trips, try-to-do-nothing trips, do-absolutely-everything trips, 48-hour trips, squeeze-it-in-with-a-business-trip trips. Whew! Visiting home comes in all shapes and sizes, and I can confirm that waking up to a “your flight is ready for check-in” email when you've barely got home from the airport is the-absolute-worst trip. So how do... Continue Reading →

Goetheturm in Frankfurt’s City Forest

Standing tall and mighty, Goetheturm (Goethe Tower) can't be missed when you enter the City Forest from Frankfurt's southern district, Sachsenhausen. Originally built in 1867, in celebration of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the tower has been rebuilt twice. Those who have been in Frankfurt for a while may remember the tower's most recent reconstruction in... Continue Reading →

Cycling from Frankfurt to Mainz

I am thoroughly enjoying cycling in and around Frankfurt! After adjusting to the initial discomfort of the saddle and finally having some good weather, I cycled all the way to Mainz. Here are a few tips for if you're thinking of doing the same! How long will it take? According to Google maps, the quickest... Continue Reading →

FAQs about Alisa Jordan

It's only natural that we want to know more about the person behind the blog posts - I'm exactly the same! After years of sharing my experience of living in Frankfurt and being in touch with so many of you, I've put together your FAQs, so that the answers are all in once place 😊... Continue Reading →

Lockdown winter blues

I've realised I am not the only one feeling a bit 'meh' throughout this winter lockdown. The reduced hours of sunlight and cold weather is always a struggle, but that in combination with a lockdown and social distancing has started to get the better of me. What I am struggling with the most is this... Continue Reading →

Small businesses in Frankfurt that you can support

Always happy to help, heart-warming smiles and friendly conversations are often unique characteristics of small businesses. These valuable traits cost nothing but add to the vibrant community spirit of Frankfurt's various neighbourhoods. These small wonders have helped me settle in Frankfurt, and really feel at home. As well as supporting your local economy, shopping at... Continue Reading →

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