It’s common knowledge, or at least it should be, that when you move to another country there are bound to be many, many differences in culture, customs and traditions. But sometimes, you just don’t know HOW big the differences are until you’ve been there long enough to make a huge a** list of all the […]

  Christmas is the most wonderful time of year. You can feel the magic flowing through the air and the anticipation of opening gifts on Christmas Day inching closer and closer. More laughter is heard off in the distance as more and more people make their way into the cities to tackle their Christmas shopping. […]

While on our recent trip to the Harz Region in Saxony-Anhalt, we saw Germany’s smallest house in Wernigerode, the oldest house in Quedlinburg and read about the country’s oldest surviving industrial structure in Goslar, and it got me thinking about all the superlatives of Germany we have visited and heard about. So I made a […]

Germans. They’re a quirky bunch! But you gotta love ’em! When you think of them, you probably have the stereotypical images in your head of a people who produce some damn good cars, love sausages, beer festivals and are always punctual and efficient. After living in another country for a certain period of time, you […]

If there is one thing I love about living in Germany, it’s learning about the many historical traditions that are hundreds of years old that are still celebrated with enthusiasm. If there’s a public holiday in Germany, you can bet your knickers there’s a public celebration somewhere. And if you’re in Bavaria, there are even […]

Since moving to Germany 4 years ago, I continuously seem to have one main conversation whenever I meet someone new. It goes something like this: Friend/Student/Stranger: “Where are you from?” Me: “I’m from California” Friend/Student/Stranger: “WHY did you move to Germany?”

Another harvest season has come and gone. The hops fields have been cleared, the rows of corn have been harvested, and the fields have begun to be plowed, prepping them for the approach of winter. When you think about Thanksgiving, you traditionally think of it only as an American holiday celebrated to give thanks for another […]

After living in Germany now for almost 4 years, I thought it was time to compile some helpful hints and clarify some things for any future expats out there looking to move to Germany or for people in general hoping to travel here. There is a huge misconception about how Germans are viewed. Most have […]

After living in Germany now for almost four years, there are many things that I have learned or even adapted into my expat life. These adaptations make living in Germany much easier as now I look and sound like I belong here rather than just some American tourist.

So, as ya’ll have probably heard by now, I’M ENGAGED!! Wahooo!! So, now that the engagement is well under way, I feel the need to compare the traditions and cultures of Germany and America, since after all I’m an American girl marrying a German guy! Here are 5 ways in which I find German/American engagements […]

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