The Austrian Storybook Town of Hallstatt

It’s a storybook alpine village that demands to be painted. The trick is to cancel out the ferry loads of grinning visitors and their wildly flailing selfie-sticks So ultimate is this destination to some that an exact replica has been built in China (for a sneaky little USD$940 million). Unfortunately someone made a small mistake and installed a London style red phone booth, just about … Continue reading The Austrian Storybook Town of Hallstatt

German Food Vocab, the illustrated way.

There’s a reason I still love picture books (amongst slightly more advanced reading I assure you); pictures help me to remember stories and enhance the language and meaning of the words. It’s for this very reason that when learning a new language, the most effective way for words to remain implanted somewhere in my long-term memory is to illustrate them. Two years ago, armed with … Continue reading German Food Vocab, the illustrated way.