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5 Southern German Towns To Visit

Posted by: Carole on Sunday August 16, 2015 (03:55:08)   (3572 Reads)

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Berlin, Munich, and Hamburg – the big cities usually jump to mind as top German travel destinations. While I love the hustle and bustle of any European metropolis and the countless sightseeing opportunities they offer, there’s something to be said for the smaller, quainter cities and towns scattered all across Germany. The pace is slower, the streets are less crowded and the Old Towns are overflowing with history and charm. Here are five of my favourite southern German towns and cities that are definitely worth a spot on your German travel itinerary:    more ...


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Must-Try German Foods

Posted by: Carole on Saturday July 18, 2015 (18:12:55)   (1310 Reads)

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When you think of typical German foods, pretzels, sausage and beer probably come to mind. At least that’s what people teased me I would be eating and drinking day and night once I moved to Germany.

Of course the beer flows freely here and I’ve eaten pretzels as big as my head but there are so many German foods that I’ve now become acquainted with that I’d never heard of before moving to Germany. Here are some of my favourite discoveries:    more ...


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Getting Your Hair Cut In Germany

Posted by: Carole on Friday June 19, 2015 (17:51:41)   (1596 Reads)

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Being an expat in Germany comes with its fair share of well-known challenges - navigating the bureaucratic paperwork required to live here, learning to sort your recycling properly and mastering the art of light speed grocery bagging, to name a few.

Despite the initial obstacles and occasional culture shocks of living in Germany, one activity that I have not gotten more comfortable with over time is getting my hair cut. Now, I must add that I normally don’t care much for getting my hair cut in Canada in English, let alone anywhere else. I usually don’t know how I want to get my hair cut, how much a reasonable haircut should cost or the latest hair product trends.    more ...


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Keeping In Touch As An Expat

Posted by: Carole on Wednesday May 20, 2015 (12:39:34)   (2286 Reads)

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One thing that can be especially challenging after moving abroad is keeping in touch with your loved ones back home. Of course you want to stay connected and maintain your relationships, but how can you keep the level of closeness you once had with your friends and family when you can’t see each other very often? When you’re living far away, you want to share all the adventures you’ve been up to abroad while at the same time keep up with the goings on at home. Now that I’m living in Germany, I try to keep in touch as much as possible with my family and friends back in Canada. Here are some of my favourite ways to stay in touch:    more ...