Fred Ting

Bavarian Phrases: Common, Quirky & Practical

moreAside from the German national language, Munich – like many other regions on the planet – has its own language with specific dialects. In Germany, Hochdeutsch, or High German, is the main language, but when you arrive in Bavaria or southern Germany, especially in the smaller villages, you’ll hear Bairish (Bavarian). Every day you spend in …

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Second Hand Munich: Top Vintage, Thrift and Resales Stores

moreSecond-Hand shopping has become increasingly popular in Munich and there are now many more funky vintage stores beyond just the likes of Oxfam. Despite the markets not being quite as high profile or famous as comparable markets in say London or Paris, there are many high-quality thrift shops, markets, resales stores and boutiques offering practical …

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Munich Cafes: Finding the Best Coffee in Munich

moreUnlike many European cities, Munich did not, until recently, have a popular or burgeoning coffee or cafe culture.  Unlike the typical German bakery, where it’s like a weekly ritual to queue up for fresh Semmel (bread roll) on Sunday mornings, for most Germans, and particularly for Bavarians, Cafes have never been viewed as being overly …

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