Lessons From Renting a Car in Germany

For many years, I thought renting a car in a foreign land is something as quick as swiping a credit card to pay your bills. However, the trip I made to Germany was a hectic one, especially when I needed a car to take me around to the places I wanted to visit. I realized I was always mistaken to think that renting a car in Germany is something that only takes a few minutes just by paying the rental fees to get going. Further, the mentality I had that being a foreigner will warrant me special treatment was a big disappointment. It was a nasty experience, and below are four important lessons learned while visiting Germany.

You must have a map, passport/visa, official translation of the license and US driving license

Well, back at home, I don’t need any map to go around the country or to visit any town or city; I know my way around, and I don’t need a passport either. However, driving in the city of Germany was a shocker. Being a foreigner, having a passport was not enough. It was a requirement that I have detailed map of the city and an official translation of the license with the license itself. At some point, it became so difficult to drive myself since it was not easy with the traffic rules.

The manual Transmission vehicle was a shocker.

Rental Car 1Being used to driving automatic transmission cars can be your biggest undoing when you rent a car in foreign countries like Germany. In fact, you must always be able to show that you are able to drive a manual transmission car. This is the ultimate driving test I had to go through in order to be allowed to rent a car.

The New Traffic rules

Back at home, I am always told to keep left while driving while pedestrians keep the right on the pedestrian walk. However, my stay in Germany was quite a shocker. I had to keep left all the time and this meant being extra vigilant and conscious regarding the new traffic rules was as necessary as the driving test itself.

High occupancy lanes

Using the high occupancy lanes was something peculiar. In fact, my inability to use them for the first time having crossed the buffer pavement almost landed me a fine suit for breaching traffic rules. Worse still, since rules regarding high occupancy lanes are different from the general traffic rules, it was hectic learning the same.

Watch Your Calories Into a Bikini Body This Spring

Sunny days are just around the corner and many people have plans to go to the beach to have fun. However, some people are not happy about their appearance, probably because of their body size. They feel that they should lose weight before springtime comes. The challenge is that they do not know how to go about it. If you are among them, do not worry because this article will help you with that.

Scores of people have successfully lost weight. I am one of them and I am so happy about it. Many people make the mistake of believing that weight management means strictly observing your diet. That is not true. So please do not go to the extent of starving yourself. There are many ways to manage your weight. For instance, I successfully managed my weight loss by calorie diet going from 95kg to 80kg easily. What I can assure you is that for you to get there, it calls for commitment, will and determination. It is very simple.Bikini Body 1

To start with, you have to manage the amount of calories you consume so that you do not end up consuming too much of them, then you eventually burn fewer calories. If you consume less calories than you burn, I can assure you that you will certainly lose weight. Remember, everything is determined by the mind therefore train your mind or rather make your mind adjust to the fact that you are losing weight. For best results, keep reminding yourself that it is a long-term project. By this I mean that you have to bear in mind that you are not just losing weight because summer is nearing but because you want to change your appearance for good and remain healthy.

To achieve a healthy and fit body you don’t need to cut down on essential food. The following easy tips can do the job –

  • Have a goal set, for example, make sure you lose a pound every week. A goal can help you achieve your estimated weight.
  • Have a motivating person to keep you on track. It is very important to have someone who has got your back in the weight loss process, who will encourage you and keep you motivated to get there.
  • Do not forget to exercise on a regular basis. That is the only way you can burn more calories and heighten your heart pace.
  • Cut down on excessive amounts of fat and consume less starch in your diet.
  • Eat healthy and include fruits in your meals, these are the healthiest ways to reduce your weight.

This regime might sound complicated but for sure works wonders. It worked for me so you can be certain that it will also work for you.

Three Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes

If you’re fed up with gluten in your diet and wish to get rid of it completely, let me share a few desserts that will help make the transition easier.
Blueberry-Banana muffin cake:


Three eggs stirred with hot water until it becomes foamy. 2-4 ripe bananas thoroughly beaten into a liquid cup. 1 tablespoon extract of vanilla bourbon, 1 tbsp (tablespoon) lemon juice, 1 tbsp honey, 1/3 cup olive oil, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup sorghum flour, ½ cup potato starch, 1tsp baking soda, ½ tsp salt, 1tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp nutmeg, 1 cup blue berries.Muffin cakes 1

Beat the bananas and whisk the dry ingredients. Mix the wet ingredients. Keep beating until a sticky and smooth amalgam is formed. Next, pour the battered mixture into the cake pan and spread it out evenly over the surface. Bake for 45-50 minutes

Serve 10-15 people.

Chocolate Brownie that is Gluten Free:


4-6 ounces of dark chocolate, 1/2 cup of spectrum Organic Shortening, 2 large eggs organic free, 1 cup light brown sugar, 2/3rd cup pecan meal, 1/3 cup sorghum flour, 1 tbsp. starch (tapioca), ½ tsp salt, 1/3 tsp baking soda, 2-4 tea spoons, extract of vanilla flavor.muffins 2

Melt the dark chocolate. Next, mix the content. Beat the eggs till bubbly. Add brown sugar and beat until the congregation becomes smooth.

Mixed the melted chocolate with the beaten egg mixture. Add flour, pecan meal, salt and the baking soda, and mix together. Do not mix dry flour to the chocolate mixture. Next, add the vanilla and beat for a minute until a homogenous batter is achieved. Pour the batter into the pan. Cook for 30-40 minutes.

This recipe was taught to me by one of my Irish classmates whose mother was very good at making desserts.

Strawberry chocolate chip sherbet:


A pint of ripe strawberries, gently stemmed and slice.

2 tbsps. lime juice or lemon juice

3-4 tbsps. Raw organic agave nectar

1 cup non-dairy milk, 1/4th tsp of xanthan gum

1 cup of cane sugar

1 tsp of bourbon extract.

Procedure: macerated the berries and combine with the lemon juice or lime juice and raw organic agave nectar. Properly cover and chill a couple of hours.

Next stir in the sugar until completely dissolved and the mixture gets thicker. Add 1½ to 2½ cups of coconut milk or any other non-dairy milk. Then freeze the mixture. Pour the custard into a bowl and place in the refrigerator to freeze. For more details, please visit your complete recipes.

Upon the completion of completely chilled, Now pour into the ice cream container and the instructions of handling that utensil are to be followed. Add ½ a cup of chocolate chips and stir. Pour the sherbet into container and place in the freezer.

This dessert is very popular in Europe and I learned it from an online cooking course. Serve 5 cups.

My family loves these dessert recipes, and I learned to make them to surprise my family.

We hope this article serves your purpose of looking for recipes to make gluten free desserts. Keep checking out this section and stay tuned for more.

How to Make Math a Fun Thing and Promote Children’s Math Skills

Most children find math boring and some find themselves falling asleep while doing their homework. Does your child find math boring? If the answer is yes and you feel your child finds mathematics boring, it could be because math involves doing the same thing over and over. It is time to seek help. Forget the flashcards and number drills because they are also doing the same thing over and over. If you want your child to love maths then stop allowing the same old boring things to take their interest away. Show them the exciting part of maths after reading this article. Your children will find maths fun and this fun will promote their math skills. Here are some fun tips on how to make math a fun thing to learn.

1. Younger Youth & Maths Hands-on:
Hands on math is where children passively learn maths by doing it as an activity instead of worksheets and flashcards. They get to have fun while understanding maths through cool math board games.

Mathopoly: a board game where children of grade 4th to 6th get to play a game to make maths practice fun where they build confidence in maths curriculum by rolling the dice to figure out the answer and learning calculations to move to the next square. It is okay for four year old to play they can learn the basics of maths and children of seven years or above advance skills in arithmetic. This provides lots of maths fun in a board game that will make any child who hates maths fall back in love with it.

2. Teen & Real Life Math
Real life maths gets deeper in teenage making it fun as well as allowing growth, responsibility and skills to play a major role.

NBA Math Hoops: Maths skill put to the test in an interactive board game called NBA Math Hoops. It is an excellent way to make any child who hates maths excited about angles and percentages and fall in love with maths. Your child will get to know the importance of maths in the world today. The game has many different math topics from practice geometry, percentages and even basic mathematical operations to upgrade the skills of teens as they enjoy playing. Teens will have the opportunity to shoot behind the free throw line but the best way to have a good defense is to understand geometry. It is the best way your child will learn maths and improve on skills. With this game your child is sure to enjoy playing their favorite sport game or even like watching their very own NBA team play. Please visit make math fun to learn information.