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Blinding stereotypes

Any stereotype can be dismantled simply through getting to know the people as individuals. And they will tell you how typical Russian, Italian or German they are, but if we are not careful enough, stereotypes can very quickly become a negative thing. And it blinds us rather than opens our eyes....
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Good looking men

I have always liked Germany. I first started to watch German TV in former Czechoslovakia. I loved the language and I still do. I totally fell in love with Germany, mostly Berlin and the eastern part of it, in 2004 after my Erasmus in Potsdam. The nature, cities, history, clubs,...
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Bad memories

My name is Vidi. I am from Indonesia. When I was little I lived in Germany for three years. We came here when I was eight, because my father got a scholarship to do his PhD in Germany. My parents sent me directly to a German school. I could not...
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No world around

I had a choice: either I come study in Germany or go to Scotland. I decided to come to Germany, because my German was not that good and I wanted to improve it talking to native speakers. Over here I have met so many new people from different countries, with...
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Greeting people on the street

In Indonesia you get to know people very quickly. You also greet people on the street or in public transportation. In the beginning I was always very sad in Germany because when somebody walked by on the street I greeted them, but they never replied or simply gave me this...
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The woman swims

Heidelberg is the most beautiful place I have ever lived in. The small-town pace is a bliss after five years living inside the beltway of Washington DC. My former commute included over an hour and a half of hair raising traffic. Now my biggest concern is clasping the bike lock that...
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Giving up a part of you

I believe that once you have lived in a foreign country for almost half of your life, you simply end up becoming a different person than the one you were before. To succeed in German society I feel that you sometimes have to give up part of who you are...
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I can live alone

There is nothing that really upsets me over here, even being an Arab from a different world and with a veil. This was surprising. I expected it to be much more difficult. Maybe it is because of Bonn. If I would go to the eastern part of Germany, maybe it...
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A sensitive and fervent topic

Has multiculturalism failed in Germany? I don’t think that it has just yet, but it is really about time to inform and educate the people about multiculturalism. I do believe that only information helps. You are coming from Eastern Germany. Why is the situation for foreigners there much worse? Since there...
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Moving away

Since the eastern border was opened, the situation has gotten worse not only in Germany but in Europe generally. People search for jobs anywhere they can, and some people from Eastern Europe are willing to work for less money. Of course, for them it’s good, because the 100 euros they...
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Little free time

I work a lot and don’t actually have much free time. The little free time I have, I spend on vacations and not only in Greece. I like to travel to Spain as well.
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The place to be

I am half Ethiopian, half Filipino. I find the life in Cologne good! This is the place to be! People here are open and friendly. They live here with their hearts. I would never move away from Cologne – not even a slightest chance.
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It’s ok

I can answer the questions, but I don’t want my face to be on the picture. I have lived here 15-16 years and it’s ok. Nothing bad has happened to my family. I come from Somalia.
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A typical feature of Berlin

I come from Paris, France. Now I live in Berlin since more than six years already. How would you describe your life in Germany? Pleasant, comfortable. Maybe it is a typical feature of Berlin, but everybody finds their place here, everybody can follow their own path. The everyday life is...
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Nothing against

I have lived in this neighbourhood already for 40 years. My husband passed away, but I don’t want to move away, because I have all my doctors here, my daughter-in-law works near by and sometimes I have this little friend to take care of. What do you think of multicultural...
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A labour of love in Germany

There is too much negative coverage of migrants, either as criminals or people who only depend on the social system. With this kind of perception, it is hard to find people who take you seriously. Rachel Mwakazi 
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Not so conservative as one might think

I would say Germany is not that conservative as one might think. Why? I am from Colombia, but have lived in many different countries – Japan, USA, Spain and Brazil – and I think people are more relaxed over here. For example, you would think Spanish people are open, but...
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I gladly give my love to women

I am from Turkey. I don’t smoke or drink, but on Sundays I go dancing. I have many girlfriends over here – Dutch and German ladies. My wife left me in 1983, but I am enjoying my life despite of that. You know, I always tell my girlfriends I love...
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