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The real differences between Brits and Germans?

in Philosophies
Germans vs. Brits
Outdoor culture in Leipzig. (Photo courtesy of Son Kemal)

“One of the worst things to have happened to me was in Berlin, when ordering a full English breakfast with a tough hangover. English breakfast tea was stated on the menu, only for Earl Grey to be served up; safe to say I was distraught. However, no one who I was with understood.”

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British expats in Leipzig react to Brexit

in Politics
The Leipzig Glocal has gauged the reaction of British expats in Leipzig to Brexit.
The Leipzig Glocal has gauged the reaction of British expats in Leipzig to Brexit. Photo graphic by Maeshelle West-Davies.

“They’re sitting on the doorstep with tear-streaked faces, defiantly telling anyone who’ll listen that they didn’t want to live there anyway, but secretly feeling lost and alone. It’s an image I just can’t shake.”

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Tea: universal language?

in Glocal/Philosophies
Photo credit: naama via Visual Hunt / CC BY-SA

Our guest writer today, a Brit living in Leipzig, deconstructs “a nice cup of tea” down to its linguistic components – adding a bit of social, cultural and psychological context – and shows us a seasoned lover’s understanding of the art of tea-drinking.

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