The big five women in history

Namaste folks!

Time for another Big five moment! This time it’s all about the backbone of any society  – the women! I will share my favourite women in german history. So this time this wont be a ranking, because I don’t want to rate or evaluate these womens lives. So the order in which I put them is totally random.

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1. Sophie Scholl

Sophie Scholl lived during Nazi Germany and was part of a non violent group of resitance, the White Rose. The group conducted an anonymous leaflet and graffiti campaign which called for active opposition against the Nazi regime. She was only 21 when she was arrested and later executed for high treason. Her last words were:

How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually to a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go, but what does my death matter, if through us, thousands of people are awakened and stirred to action?

Sophie Scholl was a very inspiring and brave person and living in Munich and studying at the same university as she and other members of the white rose brings her really close to me.

There is a great movie about her that I would really recommend if you are interested in the matter. There are subtitles in english 🙂

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2. Hildegard von Bingen

Hildegard of Bingen, was a German Benedictine abbess and she is considered to be the founder of scientific natural history in Germany.
She lived in the beginnings of the 12th century and was quite progressive for her time, she was a healer, writer, musician, visionary, counselor, preacher, linguist, naturalist, poet and an adviser to kings, bishops and princes. She wrote more than 70 liturgical songs, the first sung play, and books on theology, medicine, diet and natural history. All the while she kept up a voluminous correspondence with people in and out of the church, leading one scholar to dub her the “Dear Abby of the 12th century.”

That’s what I would call Girl-Power!

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3. Empress Elisabeth of Austria

Elisabeth of Austria (24 December 1837 – 10 September 1898) was the wife of Emperor Franz Joseph I, and thus Empress of Austria, Queen of Hungary and Queen consort of Croatia and Bohemia.
Elisabeth, or Princess Sisi, as she is better known as, always had that Disney Princess glow flying around her. There are cartoons for children about her life and so many movies that I already lost track, there is even a musical. She was a bavarian princess that was born in Munich and she is still “our” princess, the best known and most beloved german princess. She was always near to the people and so beautiful. She had a tragic life but also lived it with so much grace and dignity. I very much admire her.

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4. Beate Uhse

This woman lived an adventurous life! Before WWII started she was the only femal stunt pilot in Germany, later when the war started she could no longer do that and was forced to serve in the german air force. After the war she was no longer permitted to fly, so she did the next logical step – she wrote a pamphlet about fertile and unfertile days of women (to prevent them to get pregnant involuntarily) sold condoms an “marriage guides” and later openend the first sex shop in the world. Uhse was one of the most important people for sexual liberation in the German-speaking world and a real ass-kicking woman!

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5. Rosa Luxemburg

Rosa Luxemburg was a Marxist philospher and economist in the late 19th and early 20th century. During WWI, Luxemburg was an avid anti-war activist and was jailed for distributing anti-war pamphlets and protesting. She was released from jail in 1918, however was murdered not even a year later. Luxemburg advocated pacifism and free thought and scorned the violent power grabs across Europe and Russia during and after the war. She is remembered today as one of the only female socialist revolutionaries in Europe.

A very inspiring woman.

My top 5 favourite restaurants

Namaste folks!

This time I am going to take you on a culinary cruise through all my favourite restaurants in Munich. I do not go out very often, because it is expensive, but I still enjoy it very much every time I can.

1. Yak & Yeti – Nepalese kitchen

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My boyfriend is Nepali and we enjoy it a lot to go there. The owner knows us and we always get a free appetizer or a nepali chiya-tea. I love their nepali Thali ♥ So yummy!

 

2. Augustiner Keller – bavarian kitchen

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Augustiner is one of the 5 big breweries in Munich, and one of the best beers in the world. The Augustiner Keller is a very good restaurant right in the centre of Munich where they serve very good bavarian food.

 

3. Pasta e Basta – italian kitchen

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I like this restaurant because it is not very expensive. Perfect for the small wallet of a student. But it is no fast food, but really good italian pizza and pasta. They also have great salads!

 

4. Taj Mahal – indian kitchen

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I looooove indian food! Really, I could eat indian food all day long! I used to live right next to this restaurant and I was there a lot! Nowadays just every once in a while, but I still very much enjoy going there! ♥

 

5. Ysenegger – Cocktails and Burger

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This one is great for going out with friends. I celebrated various birthdays here and I love the Classic Burger with sweet potatoe fries!

The big 5 candy bars

Namaste folks!

A new section I am quite excited about! The big five! 😀 For a starter here are the big Five Candy Bars in my life! What is your favourite candy bar?

 

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5. Mr. Tom

I used to love this in school! It is basically just peanuts glued together with some sticky sugary stuff that would make your teeth all sticky. I used to eat that a lot in school until they got rid of all the unhealthy stuff and only sold salad and stuff haha. They rarley sell these in normal storesaround where I live, but every now and then I manage to get one. Heavens!

 

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4. Snickers with Almonds

Aw so yum! Sadly, we don’thave these in Germany, or at least I never saw them around here. I had these in Chile and in Nepal and oh they are so great!.Almonds are already awesome on their own, but the combination with the chocolate and the caramel…ayayay

 

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3. Kinder Riegel

A classic. This is the candy bar my mother always had in her cupboard. The candy bar my grandmother always got for us. I honestly think I never bought one of these myself but I loved this as a child and my grandmother still always gets these for me and my sisters when we come visit her.

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2. Yogurette

I seriously love these! They are gold during PMS.seriously! Inside, there is some yogurth stuff and little pieces of strawberries, all covered in chocolate. Soo good!  They are a little lighter than normal candy bars, so you can easily eat about 3-4 without getting a serious stomach ache ^^’

 

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1. Balisto (orange)

My number 1. Without any doubt. I LOVE these! There are many different types with milk and fruits, but I like this plain version with oats best. I can pretend it to be healthy and it is yummy! What else can you wish for in a candy bar? Sooo good xD