Why Wrocław Is The Only Christmas Market You Need

Christmas markets have made their way all over globe. It used to be just the huge ones like ‘the capital of Christmas’, Strasbourg or Prague that took pride in hosting…

Cologne City Break Guide

Living in Berlin can make you feel like you don’t need any other city. Every weekend feels like a city break. There are so many places to explore, although I…

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Hey, you there. Welcome to The Secret Linguist; you'll find Travel | Languages and Culture. I am a British expat; relocated to Berlin (Germany) in 2015. I live for humour and good espresso.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Sides of Oktoberfest

Having had the time to recover, it’s time for my highlights of Oktoberfest. It’s safe to say that one really should experience the largest folk festival in the world, even…

Dirndl-Schleifen, Lederhosen and Preparing for Oktoberfest

Find out the best way to prepare for Oktoberfest for this year’s 2017 celebrations in Munich. I offer a few tips to blend in and respect local customs, traditions and seem more culturally aware.

Why We Love Tempelhofer Feld in the Summer

Tempelhofer Feld is in Tempelhof, a district in the south of Berlin, which is directly below Kreuzberg and to the right of Schöneberg. As a current resident of Tempelhof, I…

Which Berlin Airport Should I Fly To?

Which Berlin airport you choose is entirely upto you. It is a common question which can make planning a city trip more stressful. Once you pick the airport and airline,…

8 Graffiti Artists You Might Have Seen in Berlin

Graffiti artists in Berlin, along with street artists which bear political messages, such as SOZI36, are still very active today. Either by spraying trains, sticking street art up, splashing colours over walls in the Hall of Fame, the scene remains vibrant and still very much alive.

10 Cultural Differences In Germany

Understanding cultures is very important, especially when learning a language. In Germany the culture is not particularly different to someone coming from France or the UK, however for others travelling further it can be a shock.

72 hours in Munich

City trips are my favourite. Munich is Germany’s third largest city with a population of 1.5 million. The majority live quite densely in the city centre – so it can…

How To Prepare For A flight

Be organised Preparing for a flight can be stressful. Make travelling easier for yourself; the most important thing is to be on time. If you’re on a long-haul flight you…

48 Hours In Bangkok

This year’s travel included going to Asia for the first time. I spent around 48 hours in Bangkok. Whilst having travelled on my own frequently for short flights (1-3 hours),…