1000+ Words

Curious to read longer stories and interviews about extraordinary and outstanding expatriates in Germany? 1000+ words is the place for you!

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I’m a human being

Vienna. Seat of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. Widely considered the gateway to Eastern Europe. Home to a United Nations headquarters and numerous international companies and universities. The Austrian capital has long been a city of immigration – even when politics have told a different story – and a staggering 50% of the...
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Cantunera

What you are about to read here is an interview with Pierluigi Virelli – an Italian musician from “Cantunera” – agro-pastoral musical world from Calabria. I had an opportunity to chat with Pierluigi via Skype about his music, the band and a bit about his life in Berlin. How it...
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I’m not turkish, but my husband is

In a capital city marked by transformation and transience, where people are perpetually coming and going, it can feel like a true rarity to meet someone actually from that city. “H” was my first Berlin friend from Berlin. We met through a language website, after she sent me a request to practice French in exchange...
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Why Germany?

For the past two years we have been interviewing multicoolties from all of the world that for one reason or another have chosen Germany. Our first questions during interviews are very similar, we must admit 😉 “Why Germany?” or “What brought you to Germany?” Here you go a list of...
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Finding domestic bliss in Germany

Moving to Germany for a finite or temporary stay can bear some unforeseen challenges. Since approximately 50% of Germans rent their living space, furthermore taking into consideration that your stay is limited you wouldn’t really consider buying a house or an apartment. However there are certain unexpected challenges you need to...
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15 things you won’t appreciate in Germany

A few weeks ago we published a post called “20 things you will love in Germany”. It was a compilation of popular interview answers from a diverse group of multicoolties, who are happily living in Germany. The blog post got some controversy comments to what was written in the list… so...
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Ali for (and from) Germany

In the wake of Germany’s World Cup victory, much has been said about a renewed sense of German patriotism and its implications. While some have feared a connection to Germany’s dark past, others have welcomed the discourse as a chance to shape a new sense of belonging within the country’s...
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We will forget soon: Interviewing Dario Laganá

More than two years Dario Jacopo Laganá and Stefano Corso – two brilliant Italian photographers in Berlin have been working on a dear to me as an ex-Soviet project called “We will forget soon”. They travelled more than 8000 km by car following the left traces of the Red Army...
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