German Bike Culture: Biking With Babies

Photo copyright dpa One of the reasons why I have trouble imagining leaving my adopted home in Germany and moving back to America is a matter of transportation.  Even if public transportation isn't your thing, Germany is a very bike-friendly country.  Even if with kids.  Especially with kids. In the United States it [...]

By | July 16th, 2013|Click Clack Gorilla, General, German Culture, Travel in Germany|Comments Off on German Bike Culture: Biking With Babies

Tiny Houses in Germany: One Expat’s Story

Sieben Linden is one of many alternative communities that thrives in Germany. Photo copyright dpa / picture alliance Germany might be well known for big ideas in fields like green energy and engineering, but it also supports a thriving counter culture, which means that thousands of small groups and individuals are also trying [...]

By | May 14th, 2013|Click Clack Gorilla, Expat Life, General, German Culture, Living in Germany|Comments Off on Tiny Houses in Germany: One Expat’s Story

Expat Life: Getting Settled

Photo copyright dpa / picture alliance Everyone settles into life in a new country at a different rate.  Some are immediately at home, while others never feel completely comfortable.  Homesickness, awkwardness, loneliness: they all are parts of the expat experience to a greater or lesser degree.  But fitting in is too.  You might [...]

By | May 2nd, 2013|Click Clack Gorilla, Expat Life, General, Living in Germany|Comments Off on Expat Life: Getting Settled

A Day in the Life: Working in Germany

What is it like to work in Germany? Read one expat's comparison with working life in the USA. Photo copyright picture-alliance/chromorange On the train between home and work I sometimes stop and wonder.  How much does the place  where I live affect my daily life?  How many of the details of my day [...]

By | April 23rd, 2013|Click Clack Gorilla, General, German Culture|Comments Off on A Day in the Life: Working in Germany

The German Game of Thrones

Who will live and who will...well, nobody is going to die, but we might get a good laugh out of it.  I couldn't resist: I loved George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones series, and when HBO created a sigil generator to hype the TV series' third series, I got a little crazy.  But seriously, how [...]

By | April 4th, 2013|Click Clack Gorilla, General|Comments Off on The German Game of Thrones