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German regulations and rules

There are a lot of regulations in Germany and yes you might get frustrated by some of them…. but you will appreciate them at the end, believe me! I am working in a court doing my Praktikum and I can tell you that the court system is far from perfect ;-)…well...
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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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Too much to handle

My name is Sveta and I originally come from Russia, where I actually reside now. I spent one year as au-pair in Berlin a few years ago. I was not happy with my host family and that made my German experience worse….Berlin is definitely a nice city, but the German society...
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Very considerate

I am Sabrina from the USA. I came to Cologne in April 2010. The first year here I really made an effort to learn the language. There are many things I enjoy in Germany. For example, I like their respect for the environment, Kaffe&Kuchen tradition, high standards of living and...
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How things are done

I am an American living in Germany since 2007. I like fantasy novels and board games. I recently self-published a fantasy novella as an e-book and am working on the next in the series. I live in Freiburg with my wife, also an American. My life has changed here a...
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Not so conservative as one might think

I would say Germany is not that conservative as one might think. Why? I am from Colombia, but have lived in many different countries – Japan, USA, Spain and Brazil – and I think people are more relaxed over here. For example, you would think Spanish people are open, but...
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American who loves to live abroad

I am Christine from the United States, Vice President of AIWCC. I have been in Germany for two years. Before coming to Cologne, I studied and worked in China where I met my future German husband. I have an insider to German culture at home. I am learning so much...