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Less discipline and more creativity

The general rule for all aspects of German society – Ordnung muss sein – shouldn’t be taken so seriously. Sometimes less discipline and more creativity ought to be considered. Just picture the life in Germany afterwards.
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Germans are my type of people

My name is Soheon Kim, I am 24 year old and I am from South Korea. I finished my Bachelor’s degree in one of the best universities there, with a major in Western history and minor in journalism. But even with such a notorious university and a couple of internships I was not...
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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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One foot on either side of the Atlantic

My name’s Sophia Katharina Burton. I’m 28 years old and a dual American-German citizen originally from Washington, DC. The moment I decided to move to Berlin I was on the phone with my Opa (grandfather – ed.). The idea just surfaced, as if it had been my plan all along....
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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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Don’t generalise!

I don’t think that people from different nationalities are so different. There are good and bad people here like anywhere else. Sometimes it is generalised or emphasised too much, but you cannot generalise a nationality. My one advice to people would be: Don’t generalise! Is it often generalised here in...
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A British national sport

I’m a 35-year-old Brit from London with qualifications in literature and psychology and a rather varied working background in music, television, neuroscience and all manner of things in between. My passions, however, lie in travel, writing and food, and with my blog, I’m able to focus on these (albeit not...
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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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Interest to integrate

My name is Swantje and I am from Cologne. When I was a child I wanted to become a stewardess just because I was eager to travel everywhere and see the world.  I think Germany is becoming more and more multicultural and if you show your interest to integrate, it...
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Happy to live here

My name is Clare and I am English. We are new to the city, though my husband and I visited several times before we moved here. I’m very happy here, and I feel lucky to live in Cologne. Before moving to Germany we lived in Cairo for just under two...