“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…”

Snowdays in Charleston, SC

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! 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

“Honey, I am buying a new wall…” – Cultural Differences At Home

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