Less than an hour from Kaiserslautern, in the picturesque hills of Saarland, the town of Sankt Wendel hosts what I found to be a surprisingly robust and entertaining little medieval Christmas Market (St. Wendeler Weihnachtsmarkt & Mittelaltermarkt). They really go all out in decorations: not only do they have a gorgeous pyramid in town that features small dioramas in the base, but kiosks of nativity dioramas line one of the streets. Beautiful wooden sculptures were scattered throughout town.
There are two things my son asks me at least once a week: how many days until his birthday, and how many days until we can go to the Pumpkin Festival again. I have to admit, it’s one of my favorite family outings, too.
It’s coming up to Spargelzeit in Germany, a wonderful time of the year. What exactly is Spargelzeit? Well, the term translates as “asparagus time,” and from mid-April to about mid-June, asparagus shows up everywhere, from roadside produce stands to restaurants featuring seasonal dishes.
Differences – Not Bad, Just “Different”
People usually travel or choose to live overseas in search of new and different experiences. As an American vegan, pronounced VE-GON in German, you can imagine I’m having a very different experience.