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Colorful cultural identities

My name is Christina Jankowski and I have a German and a Swiss passport. My background is a bit more colourful though, as my grandparents come from four different countries: France, Germany, Poland and Switzerland. Moreover, my boyfriend is Argentinian and we speak mostly Spanish together. Do you feel German?...
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German or Kenyan? Both!

My name is Sella and I am German and Kenyan, my mom is German and my dad is Kenyan. I am a journalist. I was actually born in Cologne, I am a Kölsche Mädchen (laughing – ed.), but I only lived here until I was 6 years old. My parents...
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Keep Cologne Weird

My name is Jennifer McDaniel. I’m a wife, mother, and animal lover. We are originally from Dallas, Texas USA. My husband’s job brought us to Germany. He was a pilot in the military so we were accustomed to moving. When his current job said Germany was an opportunity, we jumped...
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I love Germany for all of its quirks

My name is Kathleen Ralf and I teach Humanities and English at an International School near Frankfurt.  My family and I have moved to Germany from the United States five years ago with only 5 suitcases. I started writing my blog, Lehrer Werkstatt, last year in an effort to document...
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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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Say yes to everything

I’m Rachel, originally from Shropshire in England, now living in Munich in beautiful Bavaria. I studied French and German at uni, and spent some time living in Paris, and then Tübingen in the southwest of Germany. Paris was wintery, vast, sprawling and taciturn and Tübingen was the complete opposite. I...
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Basically for adventure

I’m American, I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and lived in the San Francisco Bay area before moving to Munich, Germany. I moved here, basically for adventure. It wasn’t so much that I wanted to live in Germany per se, but I wanted to live abroad and...
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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....