Choosing Leipzig over Berlin for a vacation to practice the language changed the course of this young Italian woman’s life – and now she wouldn’t have it any other way.
In China, I was blissfully a toddler; as soon as I returned to Germany, I was reminded of my inadequacy.
It’s nice to see other people adding to a pool of diverse voices narrating life in and visits to our great little city. Today is Becky Markovitz’s turn to be featured in our Q&A; we are happy that, recently, she moved to Leipzig and has been chronicling her cultural discoveries and experiences living abroad for the first time through her blog, Live. Laugh. Leipzig. Here she gives us a little taste of what she’s been up to.
Our artist-columnist today shares some of her experience as an expat getting into German cultural habits: garden house and lakeside techno festival.
There is an old Jewish proverb I love: “We don’t see things as they are but as we are.”
Fellow journalist and blogger Débora Miranda describes how moving from Lisbon to Leipzig changed her life. Several years later, it has led her to write a book about her experiences as a European (and world) citizen since that very first step in 2006.