Hurricanes, Tornados...words I only knew from the news. Happening somewhere far away from Germany... Not anymore, Hurricane Season (May - November) is part of my life now. Which means I need to be ready for at least one Hurricane per year. Approximately one week before a possible landfall the path of the Hurricane gets predicted … Continue reading My Hurricane Experience
For this post, I did some research. I wanted to make sure I am not the only one who thinks that this is one of the biggest differences. I checked Youtube and watched videos from Americans living in Germany. They also noticed quickly that the Germans don't seem to have the American concept of small … Continue reading Differences between Germans and Americans: Small Talk
I work in a very international environment. Germans come to America and Americans travel for a business trip to Germany. It's fascinating to hear the experiences of my American and German colleagues. I started not only to recognize differences but also think about the "why". There are reasons why certain behaviors develop. Certainly, I am … Continue reading Differences between Germans and Americans: Smiling
Moving to America made me realize how German I really am. Things that were just normal before are suddenly "German". My American husband has to explain sometimes my German traditions to others. It is interesting how moving far away makes you see your own culture and traditions more clearly. Here are my top 10: 1 - The … Continue reading “It’s a German thing…”
2015 I studied at the College of Charleston for my semester abroad. You need to you know that I am a very organized person who loves to have a plan. Well, I wanted to get surprised and did not research a lot about Charleston. Until the day of the flight to the United States of America, … Continue reading How did I end up in the USA? – My Story
Hello again. The snow is gone and we are waiting for summer. 😉 (I am very spoiled already.) Over the past few weeks, I have learned and discovered so much new, I have started taking notes on my phone. Let me share my list of "unusual things" in America with you... (unusual for me as … Continue reading 10 unusual things I have discovered while living in America!
When I moved from Germany to Charleston, SC I did not expect to see this place covered in inches of snow. The sunny, subtropical city is famous for beach vacations not for ski adventures. But last Wednesday, January 3nd, 2018 Charleston turned into a winter wonderland. This is very rare and is comparable to a winter … Continue reading Snowdays in Charleston, SC
Merry Christmas everyone! I hope all of you have happy holidays, no matter where in world you are. I am currently in Kentucky and experience my third American Christmas. However, I still notice differences between German and American Christmas traditions... #1: Vorweihnachtszeit (The time before Christmas) Germany: Beginning of December German kitchens smell like a … Continue reading Merry Christmas! Frohe Weihnachten!
It is crazy how fast time has passed. I cannot believe it has been a year already. It feels like it was yesterday when I had to say goodbye to my friends at the airport in Germany. This moment was one of the hardest in my life. There I was.. sold everything I had standing at … Continue reading One-Year Anniversary Living in America!
People ask me all the time what I miss the most about Germany. And my answer is the food and the cheap groceries. I have talked to Germans who are also new in Charleston and we share the same pain... After the first few weeks in America, there is one special thing every German will … Continue reading 10 groceries I missed and where I found them in the US!