Stories from my life and travels as an American expat in Germany!

Culture Shock: A Quick Guide to Germany

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Culture shock. It happens to everyone. Well, everyone living in a new country, anyway. I definitely experienced my fair share during my first few months in Germany. Are you planning a move to Deutschland as well? Nothing beats experience, but with a little preparation, you can make your own move to Germany go as smoothly as possible. Here are some…Continue Reading

Learning German: What to Watch

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Learning German can be quite difficult. It can also be really boring if you spend the entire time with your nose in a textbook. One of the best tools for learning a new language, besides speaking it regularly, is consuming media in your target language. When you’re just starting to learn, merely hearing how the words sound is helpful, even…Continue Reading

American Expat’s First Day in Wolfsburg, Germany

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“…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.”