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I am the Krampus

Strip down to your underwear. Don’t worry about the cold. You will be plenty warm, and if not, you can always pee in your Krampus suit. Deep in European Alps lies a legend. Lore that has lasted centuries, persisting through Europe’s ever changing dynasty rule, from pre-Christian Germanic origins to the Holy Roman Empire to modern day. It is a …

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Working at a Christmas Market: The Gluhwein Sommelier

Keep an eye on him, to make sure he doesn’t drink too much, it’s only 11:30 in the morning and he has already asked me if he can have a second glass. These were the choice instructions my new boss gave my supervisor as I started working at a Christmas market in Heidelberg Germany selling gluhwein. But not just Gluhwein, …

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The Best Christmas Markets in Germany part II

And just like that – the saga continues for my search for the best Christmas markets in Germany. And while my liver maybe feeling more hate than love this holiday season, my resolve to find the perfect Gluhwein in the whole of Germany remains undeterred. And since I now have experience working at a Christmas market at a Gluhwein stand as Gluwein Sommelier now, spreading …

The Best Christmas Markets in Germany

I have a very strange infatuation with German Christmas markets. It is strange, I know – since I am not in fact 8 nor am I particularly merry.  However, maybe the problem isn’t with me. Maybe it is with you.  I think it could be that most people just don’t fully get the German Christmas market. Sure, they know of course of the …

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How get a Bartending Job Overseas

Do you dream of an adventure travel job where you get paid to travel, party, and live in paradise? How about a travel job that you can do all over the world  and crawl into “the office”? If this sounds intriguing and a better way to spend your time than filing TPS reports, maybe you should get a bartending job …

HoHoHo: German Glühwein is coming to town

I like Christmas, but I fucking love Gluhwein -Saint Nicholas True story. There is but one thing that can keep me freezing my bratwurst off in Germany this holiday season instead of getting all sultry and Y Mama Tu Tambien down in Colombia, and her name isn’t Helga or Franzie or ….No not this lusty sweet frauline is much more …