German in the US

A German in the US

In this section, I reveal all the funny, disturbing and shameful moments you live through when experiencing another culture. In my case it’s the German narrowed mindset focused on efficiency that is challenged with the American “everything is amazing and achievable” attitude. 

US vs. Europe

Self-marketing in the US

The Americans are masters in showing what they have got! Not so easy for a shy German. 

GOING TO THE GYNECOLOGIST

How different will it be might you think…Well I tell you. 

Holding hands & shopping tampons

The longeryou live in a country the more you realize the smaller differences. I picked 3 random things from daily life. 

US vs. europe

Self-marketing in the US

The Americans are masters in showing what they have got! Not so easy for a shy German. 

GOING TO THE GYNECOLOGIST

How different will it be might you think…Well I tell you. 

HOLDING HANDS & SHOPPING TAMPONS

The longeryou live in a country the more you realize the smaller differences. I picked 3 random things from daily life. 

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mouth, dentist

Going to the dentist: Germany vs. the US

In my mind, you have officially and to 100% moved abroad when you stopped going to the hairdresser and dentist on your yearly visits to your home country 🙂 In my case, it was heavy pain that forced me to say goodbye to the idea of going to my doctors during the next Christmas.
In this blog post, I want to share with you some of the things I realized are pretty different about this visit to the dentist. I would love to learn from your experience. Please comment below what happened to you and if you can resonate with the differences I realized.

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Where are you coming from?

Recently, I discovered something amusing about the way Americans introduce themselves to me.
When talking with Americans, I often hear them saying “Oh, I am also German/Italian/Dutch…”
Read my latest Monday Thoughts.

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icecream, culture, us, europe, differences

Too stupid to order ice cream in the US?

When you move abroad it is often the smaller things in daily life that remind you that you are living outside your known culture. One occasion this week has been ordering ice-cream. The bewildered faces of both, the ice-cream seller and me, would have been ready for stage 🙂 So why is ordering icecream so tricky in the US?

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gyecologist, usa, germany, doctor, appointment, cultural differences

Going to the gynecologist in the US (compared to Germany)

When you are moving abroad it’s funny how many small things in daily life start to become a big event. For me visiting the gynecologist was one of these moments. In this article, I describe a little bit of my routine visit last week to give you some insights on how different our cultures are in these daily life situations. For my male readership: I know that’s TMI, but if you are curious keep on reading 🙂

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