germany
Germany
Berlin
Mara Groner
2017.09.08

A cat from the animal shelter (tierheim)

I have a friend who wanted to get a cat, so I went with her to the tierheim. Tierheim literally translates as “animal home,” and it’s what we would call an animal protection center (dobutsu aigo senta) in Japan. In Germany, though, you can’t buy dogs and cats in a pet store like you can in Japan. You either get them from someone whose pet has had babies, or buy them directly from a breeder. Continue reading “A cat from the animal shelter (tierheim)”
germany
Germany
Dusseldorf
Rim
2017.09.08

The Eastern Alps

The Alps, one of the most famous mountain ranges in the world, traverse 1,200 km east-west across the center of Europe (Slovenia at the eastern end and France at the western end), with Mont Blanc (4,810 m) the highest of its peaks. Continue reading “The Eastern Alps”
germany
Germany
Berlin
Mara Groner
2017.08.16

Spreewald

Just outside Berlin, in Brandenburg, lies Spreewald, a forest with a canal running through it. It’s a good place to enjoy some distinctively German natural landscape. The Spreewald region was named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1991. The biosphere is 475 square kilometers and the canal is 1,575 km long. Continue reading “Spreewald”
germany
Germany
Dusseldorf
Rim
2017.08.11

Berry Season

As spring turns to summer and the strawberry harvest begins to dwindle, we welcome the arrival of berry picking season. In Japan, raspberries are gathered mainly in Hokkaido and Nagano prefecture. Germany, which is on the same latitude as Hokkaido, has an optimal climate for berries. Continue reading “Berry Season”
germany
Germany
Dusseldorf
Rim
2017.05.30

Cycling

May in eco-friendly Germany is when fresh green shoots appear on the trees, and many head off on a cycling trip with a flutter in the heart. Cycl Continue reading “Cycling”