Tag Archives: WW2

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German life is the way for me!

My name’s Kate and I’m a British expat living in Germany. As much as I like a good cup of tea, I decided to leave England in April 2012 in the pursuit of an adventure and discover myself. Along the way I partied in Amsterdam, spent 6 months working in...
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Scary word

For a Russian of my generation only the word “Germans” was already very very scary. Now that I am visiting Cologne I could not believe my eyes how nice and polite the people are here. They seem so much nicer than the Russians…  
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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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No war

My name is Alexander and I am originally from Nadym, Russia. I have been living in Germany since 14 years already. My wife is Ukrainian and my parents-in-law still live there. We currently travel to Ukraine more than two times a year, but it used to be even more often….I...
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What to do?

My name is Alexander and I am from Köln, but was born in Mykolaiv, Ukraine. I think referendum in Crimea is illegal and as a result this region will most likely become another “black hole” like Abkhazia or South Ossetia. It looks like Vladimir Putin wants a new USSR?! Russia...
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Gap in understanding

My name is Mariana and I am a student in Cologne. Originally I come from Lviv, Ukraine where the supporters of Bandera are! I’d like to say that Stepan Bandera was a fighter for the Ukrainian independence, our rights, traditions and the nation. There is a huge gap in understanding...
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Stars in the sky of Berlin

I was visiting my dad in Strasbourg when the Berlin Wall fell. He saw it on TV and recognised it as a historical moment right away. He took me and my two sisters, started the car and drove straight to Berlin with us. I was four years old back then....