15 Jun 2017
I still haven’t changed my name on my German passport. I know. I suck. But I keep postponing dealing with this, and it has been now five years that I keep procrastinating. I don’t know what my issue is, but it seems to be quite an ordeal to get all...
12 Jun 2017
9 Jun 2017
I never thought about retirement before I moved here. In Germany I knew I would not have a lot of money when I am old, but I would get by somehow. I never earned a lot of money and refused to put money aside for retirement, although this has been...
6 Jun 2017
2 Jun 2017
30 May 2017
As a German ex-employee I am very spoiled: six weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days, and strong worker’s rights. Coming to the US was a culture shock in this respect. I knew what I had to expect before I moved here, but I was quite anxious about how it...
26 May 2017
21 May 2017
There is this big American coffee house chain that also operates in Germany. I don’t want to say its name here - you never know if this is legal or not. I used to love to go to their coffee houses in Berlin because they have free Wi-Fi there and...
15 May 2017
It’s so strange in the US. Americans are way ahead in some things. Their cars, for example, have a higher standard than what I am used to in Germany. With standard I mean the gadgets that you can find in them.