Tag Archives: German punctuality

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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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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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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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Germans love punctuality

I am a student currently living in Berlin, but I am originally from Belarus. Actually, I have been living here since 2001, but I spent three years in Kosovo and a couple of months in Saudi Arabia before coming back to Germany, so maybe I could still be called something...
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No pains, no gains

Good morning, world! I am Josefine and I have been in Germany since 21 years already. I reside in a small town Frankethal. It is located in the south-west part of Germany (Pfalz), where the weather is always nice and the nature is simply magnificent. All these things remind me of my motherland....
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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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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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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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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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I am very Germanized by now

My name is Ofelia, I come from Mexico and I am half German as well. I’ve been living in Germany for four years now. Currently I am doing a Traineeship at the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle in Bonn. Do you feel yourself more Mexican or German? I feel more Mexican...
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Different concept of time

Where are you from? I am from Morocco…. and Germany. I am a little bit of both (laughing – ed.). Do you feel more Moroccan or German? It is actually a difficult question. I am thinking in German and feeling in Moroccan. People are different in the two countries. In Germany...