Tag Archives: German culture

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Germany: The place to be?

According to the report published by InterNations, in the Quality of Life Index, Germany ranks ninth overall, owing to its transport infrastructure, safety, and healthcare. The obvious drawback is the German climate, with over one-third of expats (36%) feeling dissatisfied with the weather, compared to 22% globally. However, the natural environment...
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I moved for love as many people do

Hey there! My name is Jenna Davis and I’m a Canadian born travel blogger and social media manager currently living in Düsseldorf, Germany. While I’m use to jet setting around the globe writing about responsible travel on www.giveforgranted.com, I was finding it quite difficult to get adjusted to a new...
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What do you mean, not all men sit down to pee?

I am Niklas, a 27 year old German, currently studying and living in Copenhagen. I’ve spent more than 2 years building new ventures and in my spare time I have a fable for surfing, art and chocolate. How and where did you get the idea for your book “German Men...
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They try only if you try!

My name is Anushka. I come from New Delhi, India. I have done my Bachelor’s and Master’s in Environmental Sciences, so basically I am all about nature conservation. I currently am in Germany for my PhD studies. It has been around 3 years here. I currently hold the position of...
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Punctuality and being straightforward

What words do you know to describe someone who is not German? … you say foreigners… Maybe people who are not accustomed to our culture and sometimes have difficulties to see things from the German perspective…  I have a lot of friends who do not come from Germany and who have a...
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From Beijing to Freiburg

I am Yuanting Wang, 27 years old from Beijing, China. I did my Masters in Developmental Biology at Chinese Academy of Sciences. I moved to Germany a year ago for my PhD studies. Why did you decide to come to Germany? I love European nations, they are small yet so...
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I am really happy. I can be myself here

My name is Charu and I come from Bangalore, India, where I did my Bachelor’s studies in engineering. I wanted to continue and do a Master’s in engineering and Germany – the land of innovation- was a perfect place ;-). I came to Chemnitz in September 2013 to acquire a Master’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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I want to inspire people and Germany!

My name is Liubov Lyubinskaya (Luba in short) and I am originally from Moldavia, currently settled in a fantastic city of Berlin. I like to call myself a hybrid artist: an actress, a model, a creative director and a singer. In 1993 during the civil war in my home country,...
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Chanting for East Germany

Back in the 1980s I had pen pals in East Germany. I was studying German at the university and that was the only way for Soviet citizens to practice the language with native speakers. In 1989 the Soviet Union travelling regulations got looser and I finally had the possibility to...
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There is always something to see and do

My name is Meredith and I am from Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. After five and a half years of being in a long distance relationship, I moved to Germany in 2013 to join my German fiancé. After living so many years apart, we are now happy to be married...
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I don’t have much to complain about!

My name is Jay Malone, and I’m an American graduate student at the University of Siegen, a teacher of English at several universities in the Rhineland, an author of apocalyptic dystopian science-fiction, and the founder of student advisory service Eight Hours and Change. I’m originally from Columbus, Ohio, but I’ve...
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Window to the world

My name is Roberta, I am 36 years old and live in Germany. My roots are in Sicily, but over the years I loved wandering around Italy. I lived several years in Milan and spent three years in Tuscany between the massive fields of sunflowers! I studied exact sciences at school...
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Currywurst, baked camel recipe and the circling pig

The exhibit ‘Eating and Drinking in Germany’ (Is(s) Was?!) at the Haus der Geschichte museum is well worth a visit as it interactively offers a spectrum of the changes in the food culture which Germany has experienced in the last decades. Covering a sixty-year period, it traces the many trends...
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Living the American Dream in Europe

My name is Christina and I’m an American. I’ve been blogging at LivingtheAmericanDreaminEurope for about two years, minus some time off to have a son and begin to get to know him, while I’ve been an expat for about four years. For the moment my blog is about all things expaty,...
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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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Dream came true

My name is Imran and I come from Pakistan. I remember we were really poor when I was in the seventh grade, so I would borrow a radio from my neighbours and climb the tallest building in the neighbourhood to listen to the Western Radio like Deutsche Welle. Already back...
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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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