Expat Life: Valentine’s Day in Germany

by California Globetrotter Photo copyright CHROMORANGE / Barbara Neveu, dpa Today is the eve of Valentine’s Day and I have yet to see any Valentine’s Day hearts and kisses, flowers of red, white and pink in the windows of shops and restaurants. Why is that you might ask? Well there is a reasonable [...]

By |February 11th, 2016|General, German Culture|Comments Off on Expat Life: Valentine’s Day in Germany

Expat Life: How I Found Love and Life in Germany

by California Globetrotter Photo courtesy California Globetrotter The mountains were covered in glistening white snow and the sun was shining so brightly, I had to raise my hand to block out the sun in order to take in the breathtaking views. I was bundled up in my frilly pink pea coat and my [...]

By |August 13th, 2015|General|Comments Off on Expat Life: How I Found Love and Life in Germany

Expat Life in Berlin in Pictures with Sole Satisfaction

This week on Young Germany's Instagram account, we've got an insider look into expat life in Berlin with photos from Kate of Sole Satisfaction.  Her photos will make you wish you lived there too...so come on over and follow along. Check out a few examples of her lovely photos, every one a story: Guten Morgen, [...]

The Week in Germany: Expat Life, Getting a Job at a Start-Up, Studying in Germany

The dog days of summer. Photo copyright Karl-Josef Hildenbrand, dpa Expat life: Going "home" for the holidays is stressful As in, going on a trip to visit all of your family at breakneck speed is not a holiday. "Going home* (i.e. going to our birth countries) is important to us to reconnect with [...]

By |July 17th, 2015|Current Events, General, German Culture|Comments Off on The Week in Germany: Expat Life, Getting a Job at a Start-Up, Studying in Germany

Expat Life: Things I Miss Now that I’ve Moved to Germany

by California Globetrotter Photo: Public domain. Photographer: Matt Hobbs While it is an amazing, once in a lifetime experience to get the chance to live abroad in a country other than America, there are aspects from home I will always miss. At the time, living in the States, you take it for granted [...]

By |July 16th, 2015|General|1 Comment

Why You Will Never Be the Same After Living in Germany

by California Globetrotter Copyright dpa 1. No Beer Festival Will Ever Compare Admit it, Germans know how to do Beer festivals better than anyone else in the world! After going to Oktoberfest or any other beer festival in Germany, all others will seem boring compared to that time you went to Dult! 2. [...]

By |July 9th, 2015|Expat Life, General|34 Comments

Big Life Questions: Work or Travel?

by California Globetrotter Photo: Public domain, Photographer: Shayna Hobbs To be very honest, I never ever had the money to travel. But somehow I make it work. As hard as my parents tried to teach me to save my money, keep track of my savings and checking accounts with one of them fancy [...]

By |June 25th, 2015|Expat Life, General|Comments Off on Big Life Questions: Work or Travel?