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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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Cows, Schnapps and Lederhosen

in Lifestyle/Society/Travel
Cows decorated for Viehscheid. Image by BBPhotodesign on Pixabay
Cows decorated for Viehscheid

“As a second generation Canadian, returning to the country of my grandfather is filled with meaning and realization. At some point I plan on visiting the Bavarian town of Kulmbach, where he originates from, but I never expected Bavaria to visit me first.”

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A Canadian’s first Christmas in Leipzig

in My Leipzig
Feuerzangenbowle stand at the Leipzig Christmas Market.
Feuerzangenbowle stand at the Leipzig Christmas Market.

“Majestically entranced by the Christmas season in Germany, I cannot help but think back on it, and on each of the Sundays throughout December.”

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A stranger in a new country: Germany

in Opinion/Society
Stranger or outsider?
A "stranger". With kind permission by © David Rodríguez

“Have you come to experience your dose of ‘the German treatment’? Do you feel alienated and can’t help but blame your cold surroundings in this country? Then this is for you.”

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Getting Along in Germany: Privacy

in Leipzig tips/Opinion/Philosophies/Society
Germans' need for privacy can be frustrating for newcomers trying to make friends here. (Photo: public domain)
Germans' need for privacy can be frustrating for newcomers trying to make friends here. (Photo: public domain)

“Have you found it difficult to make friends with Germans? Do you feel like your neighbors are indifferent and standoffish? Do you worry that people here don’t seem to like you very much? Then let me introduce you to the German core value of privacy.”

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Christmas trivia at Weihnachtsmarkt

in Culture / Entertainment/My Leipzig
Why not source material from a Christmas-themed walking tour and then organize a trivia evening with your friends or family this holiday season? (Photo: Ana Ribeiro)
Why not source material from a Christmas-themed walking tour and then organize a trivia evening with your friends or family this holiday season? (Photo: Ana Ribeiro)

For this Tuesday evening tour along the main strips of the Leipzig Christmas Market, the people from Free Walking Tour Leipzig promise to answer “everything you wanted to know about Christmas but were afraid to ask.”

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