German culture

Lockdown poetry: Trip to the Späti

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A shot of Späti-inspired nostalgia and poetry for our readers sharing in the woes and boredom of lockdown life (among snowflakes here). #ApartTogether #Flockdown

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The real differences between Brits and Germans?

"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

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"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

"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

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"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

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"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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