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After our first few months of living in Germany, I came home from work one evening and felt overcome with a deep sense of loneliness. At first I couldn’t understand why I would feel lonely in a city of 3.5 million people. On top of that, I was newly married and lived with my husband, so […]

Customer service at a restaurant

Customer Service

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Most of the time when I walk into a retail store or a restaurant in the United States, a cheery, enthusiastic employee pops up in front of me, greets me with a smile, and asks how I’m doing before they even ask what I’m looking for or what they can help me with. To my […]


When to visit Germany

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“Theres no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.” I’m not exactly sure where this saying comes from, but I’ve heard it’s a German proverb. In any case, this pretty much became my philosophy when living in Berlin. Germany is best enjoyed outdoors, so it’s important to dress for the weather to make the most […]