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Best quotes on German experience

If you missed some of our great stories, enjoy this funny, great, inspiring and beautiful collection of quotes from the intentional community we have interviewed for you. Here we have chosen only some of our favourite lines that you’ll definitely won’t forget!
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My name is Sergej, I am 37. I was born in Irkutsk, Russia and currently live in Berlin. I am a professional photographer. I came to Germany in 1998 because my ancestors were Germans. What was the worst experience in Germany so far? I’d say various German “Amte”: public offices, institutions and...
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The Klezmer Gentiles

An interview is never one-sided – in fact, it is a constructive conversation. I am as much a part of this piece as the artist who answered my questions. Without the contributions of the other, individual statements would hold little significance. So thanks, Soli, for letting me share our conversation. The...
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Elephant skin

I just came across your website and read an article with the title “I can laugh about it“. Please tell the author that I had experienced the same thing in my own hometown back when I was in the elementary school.  I did not even know that my grandpa came...
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What do non-Europeans think of Europe?

Have you ever wondered what people think of your country and culture? What about your whole continent? 🙂 Here’s what happened when a group of people originating from 7 different European countries tried to figure it out: what does brand “Europe” stand for? Meet “Brand New Europe“: non-Europeans know the answer.
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3 ways to gain control of intercultural clashes

Have you ever lived in a country where time and again you rubbed against the local way of living and behaving? Where you thought that you could never really feel at home? And where maybe you even experienced a bit of scorn against this country and its people? This is...
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I can laugh about it

I am originally from Malaysia and have been living in Germany since more than 5 years. I can tell you my worst experience here…. it all happened during my first year. I remember I was walking right in the center of Cologne, and suddenly I was surrounded by a group of young...
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Apartment hunting: harder than finding a job

If you are an expat and want to feel in Germany like at home, then go outside and meet people. Try to meet local people – not only expats – and assimilate with them and their culture. This will help! However, something that I find really astounding here in Munich, is that finding an...
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It is a complete necessity!

Do you still feel yourself Russian? I get this question a lot… simply because I moved to Germany very young…I actually went to the kindergarten and school in Russia… I identify myself as being Russian in Germany, for example, if there is something about Russia in the news, I am...
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20 things you will love in Germany

I know, I know some of you probably had or still have an image of Germany as a grey, rainy and industrialised place, but hey there are lots of great things about living here as well and today we’d like to share 20 things you will definitely love about Germany!!! Of course,...
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How integrated I am? In my opinion or others?

Everybody seems to be questioning others’ integration these days, while we all do it on a daily basis. It’s an ever-lasting process. And I believe it’s a natural instinct and a key factor to survive life joyfully. I am Muslim and Jordanian with a Syrian heritage, who studied and worked...
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Musician full-time

You know, my composition teacher actually once told me: “Your way of composing music sounds very German…. you are composing some very structured German flamenco.” Cristian Varas  Musician full-time Why would anyone decide to quit a good job of an IT professional nowadays? Why would anyone want to quit the...
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It starts to feel like home

My name is Adelaine, I am originally from Malaysia and I did my Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, I actually discovered that I wasn’t so passionate about going through tons of technical details but more in the greater picture and mostly in working with people. So when a...
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Ilana on the Road

I am a travel blogger and writer, based in Berlin. I am regularly writing for my two travel blogs, Ilana on the Road about my travel adventures and Foreigner in Berlin covering exclusively tips and stories from Berlin. I started to travel at a very young age, and especially since...
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Entrepreneurial spirit

We are Tanja and Tanja – very easy to remember. But it is Tanja with a J., not Tanya or Tania. Tanja and I met during a trade show in Hamburg in 2013. We started talking, and it somehow felt as if we had known each other for years. It...
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Passenger without handcuffs

Forrest Gump was right, life is like a box of chocolate and you never know what you are going to get. Last December I was travelling for work from Frankfurt to Ljubljana. I passed through the security gates and was waiting patiently to board until a twenty-year-old, handsome guy accompanied by two...
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Who smuggled you to Germany?

My name is Mohammed Al-Sarray and I originally come from Iraq. The best experience here was to learn the German language and to know a new culture. In Iraq, we have different opinions about Germans and Germany in general. Most of these opinions stem from historical events, like the Second World War and...
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