Author Archives: Nicolette Stewart

About Nicolette Stewart

Nicolette Stewart is a freelance writer based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She discusses books at www.bookpunks.com and life in Germany and tiny houses at www.clickclackgorilla.com. Find her on Twitter @bookpunks

The Week in Germany: SUMMER IS HERE

You know what? It is summer now, so let’s all look at this adorable picture of baby snow leopards at the Wildpark Lüneburger Heide in Nindorf-Hanstedt (Niedersachsen), smile, and then go outside and play.  Have a great weekend.

If you’ve read anything awesome on the internet this week, leave a link in the comments for when we come back inside and are ready to continue our lives on the internet.

Photo copyright Philipp Schulze, dpa

Photo copyright Philipp Schulze, dpa

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The Week in Germany: Free Books, Eurovision, and Self-Driving Cars

Covers of two Adam Fletcher books.

The Foreigner Effect

“Sometimes, when foreigners come to a country and integrate into the local culture, they end up liking and enjoying doing things even the locals wouldn’t. These can include all sorts of cultural and traditional activities. One might say, the exoticness attracts the expat who can find no reason for said activity to be embarrassing. Well, this post is about German things which I as a Pakistani expat in the country, love doing or would like to do and which no German I know would ever consider doing. Consider this to be part 1, I’ll write more confessions as I come up with them.” Read more on Confessions of a Pakistani in Germany.

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The Week in Germany: Surviving the Autobahn, Eurovision, and Berlin

Berlin in spring. Photo copyright Nicolette Stewart

Berlin in spring. Photo copyright Nicolette Stewart

Eurovision is coming

On May 23 the contest for best song in Europe (I guess this is what it is about? Frankly, I can’t stand to watch it) begins. If you want to know what this yearly tradition is all about, here is a Eurovision primer.

How to survive on the Autobahn

“Surviving the German Autobahn. The whole world knows it, you know it, I know it: if you’re not speeding like a mad-man on the German Autobahn you shouldn’t even be there in the first place. But other than testing your Porsche, BMW or Benz, there are a few facts that you need to know before going on the highways to hell.” Read more on Caroline and Mathew.

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The Week in Germany: Bilinguals, Supstition, and Asparagus

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Photo Public Domain: http://publicdomainarchive.com

Talking about The Germans as an expat

“Despite being a fairly homogeneous country Germany is still very regional when it comes to much of it’s culture, language (darn you regional dialects!), attitudes and general friendliness.  Even within regions there is a high level of diversity.  When we lived in Malente I had some of my positive experiences with strangers going out of their way to offer help.  Still we also had to deal with neighbors who made it clear they weren’t happy to be sharing an building with an American.  And herein lies the problem with stereotypes, they are too narrow to accurately define the parameters of reality.” Read more on Nine and ninety nine.

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