Differences between Germans and Americans: Small Talk

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

Differences between Germans and Americans: Smiling

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

“It’s a German thing…”

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…”

10 unusual things I have discovered while living in America!

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!

Merry Christmas! Frohe Weihnachten!

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!

Cultural Differences – Job Search and Employment

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

I think my pig whistles! – 10 German Idioms in English

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