Expat/Immigrant Experience · opinion

Nobody’s Perfect: American VS German Restaurant Service

My husband and I are the couple that always talk about cooking more at home, succeed at it for a week or two, and then slowly start eating out more and more until the cycle begins anew. We cook at home a little more often since moving to Germany, but we still go out for… Continue reading Nobody’s Perfect: American VS German Restaurant Service

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Things I Never Thought I’d Miss: Apartment Numbers

Did you know that most apartment buildings in Germany doesn’t use apartment numbers? If you would have answered “yes” before reading the post heading, you’re either German, a current (or former) resident, a trivia enthusiast, or a liar. To everyone who answered “no,” I would have been right there with you, if I was still… Continue reading Things I Never Thought I’d Miss: Apartment Numbers

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Unexpected Differences: It’s Rainy and there are Slugs Everywhere

After nearly dying from the heatwave in NYC, the cooler temperatures here were a welcome change. …for the first day or so. Now, I’m getting a little tired of all the rain. Of all the ideas about Germany that I had in my head, a lot of rain wasn’t one of them. Mercifully, the weather… Continue reading Unexpected Differences: It’s Rainy and there are Slugs Everywhere

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First Day in Germany, First Day in “Poo-partment”

“…my husband and I have been affectionately referring to this place as “poo-partment” since April 2016. You see, one of his lovely upstairs neighbors does not understand proper disposal of cooking oil, and had been dumping what I have to assume were the remains of his latest schnitzel down the drain. That caused a pipe in our kitchen to backup and dirty water went everywhere.”