Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James is joined in the heart of Munich by his bundesliga.com colleague Bernie to breakdown a Matchday 30 packed to the brim with talking points before looking ahead to the DFB Pokal semi-finals.
Has the defeat to Borussia Dortmund proven that FC Bayern München’s invincibility was just a scary Bundesliga story? Do FC Schalke 04 still have a chance of clinching second place? Can Bayer 04 Leverkusen hold onto fourth place now that Sascha Lewandowski’s in charge? Is Kevin De Bruyne finally showing the type of form expected of him following his move to VfL Wolfsburg? Are Borussia Mönchengladbach gearing up for a long spell in European competition next season and how is the relegation battle going to pan out?
Is there a difference between being a military family and an expat?
And does it matter? I hover between the exact meanings of words meaning EVERYTHING and nothing at all, ho-hum, is there anything else on?
Am I an expat? Immigrant would probably be more appropriate. Expat always sounds so fleeting, and I am in Germany for good. Do we need to have labels for all the different kinds of foreigners living in a country? Are these labels more exclusive than inclusive? From Casinos to Castles got a discussion going on the topic with her contraversial post Sorry Military Families, You’re Not Expats. I don’t know if I agree or disagree, but it is an interesting discussion.
by Jhonatan Ceballos Serna
Our blogs are usually in English–we want people who haven’t had the chance to learn German to be able to learn about life in Germany–but in cooperation with Study-In.de, we are going to share a series of blogs written in German. Because we know some of you would really like to get some more practice. So give this post, written by a Colombian student in Germany, a try and let us know how it goes in the comments! Happy reading.
Letztes Mal habe ich erwähnt, dass es manchmal in Deutschland schwer ist, Kontakt mit den Leuten zu bekommen. Hier eine Liste von Aktivitäten, die auf jeden Fall das soziale Spektrum erweitern wird.
There are a thousand different ways to end up living in Germany. One person followed a spouse. Another came to study. A third came for a job. A fourth loved the language so much that she decided to move here. So how did you end up in Germany? Sharing that story is what this blog hop is about.
What is a blog hop?
A blog hop is a way to collect links for blogs on a similar topic, to make it easy to find other bloggers and to get conversation started.
It’s spring now. Go take a walk.
Sometimes you discover the most on foot. deutsch, bitte explores Berlin on foot and takes pictures of the details that pop out along the way.
How to get married in Germany.
In case you’re into that kind of thing. Find it over on the myGermanExpert blog.
Oh crap, Spreepark has been sold.
I don’t like the sound of this at all:
“‘The district wants a small, fine family park. But the old rides scrap has to go,’ he said, presumably before emitting an evil laugh. Indeed the senate and district both want a ‘high-quality, eco-friendly culture and leisure park,’ according to Der Tagesspiegel.” Read more on Abandoned Berlin.
by Deanna H
Welcome to a little version of Flashback Friday on the blog today…except that its Monday. Oh well. With it being that time of year and seeing so many posts making me reminiscent of past events and great times, I decided to share when I went to Oktoberfest here in Germany. To do that we have to go back to 2009, and we also don’t travel to Munich. What??? Yep. I have never been to the Oktoberfest in Munich, but I did have the opportunity to go to a local celebration with some great friends.