As one would expect of a major-ish city in Europe, Hamburg hosts a variety of flea markets throughout the year.  Having lived in Paris for a couple of years, and being a flea/antique market devotee, I can tell you that pickins’ are comparatively slim here in northern Germany.  But that hasn’t stopped me from hitting…

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Browsing the March issue of one of my favorite German magazines, COUCH, I came across a Camper shoe ad that totally resonated with me: Yes, yes, yes!!  Flea markets ARE temples (shrines!) and I AM a pilgrim!!! No, I don’t own any Campers…yet. I wonder if this ad has appeared in US magazines… Sheer genius….…

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I have to admit that one of my least favorite things about living in Germany is that all of the stores are closed on Sunday.  And I mean ALL of the stores – the grocery stores, pharmacies, everything.  This makes Saturday – the one day I have to shop with my husband – often very…

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