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German life hacks: a native’s guide

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Send your German life questions to contact@leipglo.com, and Richard will do his best to answer them!

New advice column for expats, courtesy of our reader Richard Schuhmann! Send your questions to contact@leipglo.com, subject line: German life hacks.

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New wave of young Vietnamese in Leipzig

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Young Vietnamese students finishing their five-month course at inlingua, August 2018. (Photo by Sarah Alai / LeipGlo)

From the 1950s-80s, it had been common practice for the GDR to bring in students from fellow socialist Vietnam as foreign aid, and to fill gaps in the labor market. This practice has carried over into a reunited Germany, where prosperity and longevity have brought labor shortages of their own.

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Literary autumn arrives at Baileo

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Literary autumn and bridges in Leipzig.

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Leipzig-Houston City Sisterhood, this year’s Leipziger Literarischer Herbst includes multicultural literary events such as The Windrose of Dreams and Bridges of (Com)passion. @ Baileo – Tanzpassion Leipzig, with support from The Leipzig Glocal.

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Toastmasters: talk & camaraderie in Leipzig

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Meimanat Fathi, president of the English-speaking Leipzig Toastmasters. They meet every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Basislager Coworking. (Photo © Meimanat Fathi / Toastmasters)

“Those feelings were… not easy to talk about or reveal in front of an audience. [But] the welcoming atmosphere and positive feedback encouraged and inspired me to continue.”

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Germany and the heatwave from hell

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Public domain photo.

It doesn’t really feel as if we’d have to brace future generations for a return of the glaciers any time soon. The terrible heat – die schreckliche Hitze – has us all in its clutches. And it’s only getting scarier.

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UK citizen rights and Brexit: What now?

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UK citizens - what does Brexit mean for those living abroad? Time to get informed and take action. (Photo: public domain)

Wednesday, 16 May, you have the opportunity to find some answers to questions you’ve no doubt been asking as a Brit living in Germany. #Leipzig #Brexit #KeepCalmAndCarryOn

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