Living in Germany: Schein und Sein

Photo copyright dpa You know the feeling: to you, your room is sufficiently tidy, your friends can pop by, there's a few bits and pieces floating around, but generally speaking, it's grand. Then you've got a guest coming to stay, and suddenly the mirror needs to be polished, the books on the shelf [...]

By | January 30th, 2014|Expat Life, General, German Culture, Living in Germany|Comments Off on Living in Germany: Schein und Sein

Living in Germany: Supermarkets and Sprudelwasser

"Sprudelwasser." Photo copyright dpa The novelty of Germany has worn off, but not in a bad way. I've just gotten used to it, and I don't notice the cultural differences anymore. Things that were once very foreign to me are now second nature, I'm conforming to "their" ways, and next thing you know [...]

By | January 2nd, 2014|Expat Life, General, Living in Germany|Comments Off on Living in Germany: Supermarkets and Sprudelwasser

Becoming German

Photo copyright dpa Liv Hambrett is an Australian expat living in Germany.  Visit her blog, follow her on twitter, or buy a copy of Sincere Forms of Flattery, an anthology that includes her work. In between noticing an awful lot about my adopted country-fellows, I seem to have taken on several of their [...]

By | December 23rd, 2013|Expat Life, General, German Culture, Living in Germany|Comments Off on Becoming German

Party Like a German

Photo copyright Liv Hambrett Liv Hambrett is an Australian expat living in Germany.  Visit her blog, follow her on twitter, or buy a copy of Sincere Forms of Flattery, an anthology that includes her work. This weekend brought with it a series of reminders that, in case I had forgotten or indeed been [...]

By | December 9th, 2013|Expat Life, General, German Culture, Lost in Deutschland|Comments Off on Party Like a German