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We are outspoken

People should be open to new experiences, make the best out of life, go explore new countries, learn new languages… But it is also important to be open towards other cultures and people that come to your home country. It is important to put yourself in somebody’s shoes and to...
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Living and learning

Back in 2004, freshly graduated, when the world hadn’t yet talk about the financial crisis and in my home country it was still unthinkable that houses’ prices could ever drop down, I got what I still, even today, consider a life-time job opportunity. That’s simply how my German adventure started. It...
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Elephant in Berlin

We photographers are watching the world from a different perspective, we have no ideological or cultural backgrounds, we have nothing to face or regret, we don’t say what is good or bad, we just watch and capture the moment. Dario-Jacopo Laganà  Elephant in Berlin Unsurprising to many, Berlin is home...
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A beautiful collision

I don’t think there’s another city in Germany that is as multikulti as Cologne. Here different cultures and religions are colliding – normally it works out just fine. However, we have to figure out some solution that fits everyone in situations where there’s a high potential of conflicts. What do...
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Absolutely no expectations

I’m a British girl who studied Japanese and English teaching at university, then went on to be a junior high school teacher in Japan for a few years after graduation. After the tsunami happened, I thought it’s probably best if I returned back to somewhere closer to home, but I...
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Hide it in a book

My first culture shock was on the train where people mind their own business: they don’t talk to each other, even if they sit next to each other. Instead they like reading a lot. (laughing – ed.) Where I come from, from Lusaka, Zambia, you socialize a lot. Here everybody...
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Dreaming to get back

I am from Iran. I came to Germany with my family because of the political problems. Of course, I am missing my home country, but, unfortunately, I cannot go back. I am actually not allowed to go back. I don’t know how much longer it is going to last before...
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To Russia with Love

I come from Turkey and have been here for 12 years. However, I worked for eight years in Moscow…you know as an electrician. Sometimes I still do it for a change even in Germany. I have also been to St. Petersburg, Krasnodar, Rostov, Sochi, Arkhangelsk – there it was very...
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The worst German experience

What do you like the most about Germany? I like the nature. There’s less traffic, there are less people. Clean air! It’s very clean compared to Jakarta. Tell us a German experience? Good or bad? Whichever you prefer… Ok, the worst experience I had was on my first week in Germany. We...