This week's post is a little more personal than the others. It is about missing "the Pfalz", (engl.: Palatinate) the area in Germany where I am from. When I leave my house in Charleston, SC, I see Palm Trees. Most of the time it is between 70 and 80 degrees. The beach is 20 minutes away by car. … Continue reading A love letter to my home “The Pfalz”
How to find a job A LinkedIn-Profile is a must have for a successful job search. In case you have not heard about it, it's basically a tool where your profile is your online Resume. It is comparable to Xing. If you want to find out how to create a powerful LinkedIn Profile read more here. I … Continue reading Cultural Differences – Job Search and Employment
Something I never thought about is that every culture also has different sayings. I still use my German saying translated into English, my husband and I have a lot of fun with that. Very interesting is that some saying represents the culture also. Here are ten German expressions Americans should know when dealing with Germans. … Continue reading I think my pig whistles! – 10 German Idioms in English
Since the first day, I keep discovering differences in my new home. Most houses in this Area have just one level and no basement. The walls are very thin and can be replaced easily. A few weeks ago we had to replace a wall in our bathroom. For my German friends who might read this … Continue reading “Honey, I am buying a new wall…” – Cultural Differences At Home
Two years ago when I was studying at the College of Charleston I had my first awkward situation... I was waiting for the bus. In Germany usually, no one talks to each other while waiting for the bus. So I was not prepared for it. A boy asked me if I go to the outlets and … Continue reading I am a coconut!