Fastnacht Karneval: the German Mardis Gras

March 7, 2014 Caleb RobertsonCaleb Robertson

This past weekend I experienced a very German experience: Fastnacht Karneval. Similar to Mardis Gras in New Orleans, Karneval consists of four main parts: singing, dancing, parades and, of course, gratuitous binge drinking. In Mainz, […]

Don’t be initiated just to go home

February 23, 2014 Caleb RobertsonCaleb Robertson

It’s the semester break for students here at University of Mainz, but it’s a bittersweet relief because many of our new friends who are students from other European countries will be returning to their homes […]

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