Over the past weeks I have been running guest posts from other bloggers who have lived in Germany. They each offered a view into what it is like living here instead of just traveling through. I feel that this aspect of the expat experience is important to show. That living in a place is different than just traveling there.
Here is an overview of the series so far. The intent is to help people thinking about moving to Germany get an idea beforehand of what it is like. And to show a deeper side of the culture that can only be given by those that have really spent time in it.
3 Things We Learned From 3 Months In Bavaria, Germany Bavaria is even a unique place within Germany. Sofia tells of several things they learned while living in a village there.
Life in Germany – Football Fever
Germans are big fans of soccer, but not great patriots. The one is slowly affecting the other. Kim relates her experiences over several World Cup championships.
The Mensa: More Than Just A Hot Lunch!
Culture comes out in so many forms. Eating habits are prime among them. Mandi shares what it is like to eat lunch in the German Mensa.
What’s cool about living in Frankfurt?
Some towns are good tourist towns and some places just get seen as places to pass through. Ginger writes about how Frankfurt can be a cool expat place despite its lack of tourist draw.
Testing German Stereotypes
We all have stereotypes and preconceptions of what a place is like. Laurence looks at a few he had from Germany and whether they were true or not.
The Life of a Military Expat
A veteran military wife writes about what it is like for military expats. They have a far different and deeper support structure than we do on the outside, though it means more effort to get out and experience the culture.
A New German Routine
My wife, Ali, is still adjusting to living in Germany with me. She writes about what her life looks like here as opposed to home. Bonus some hilarious German advertising (need a 12 year old mind an no command of the German language to appreciate.
If you have lived in Germany and want to contribute to the series, write to me on the contact page.