Germany

German vs. American: Making promises

Germans tend to think that “Americans” (meaning anyone from North or South America) don’t always mean what they say.  I.e. we are unreliable or fake. Especially North Americans. A big example that Germans use is the “Hi, how are you?” example, because when we ask such a question, we aren’t reaaally interested in how someone is doing. We’re only interested
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Applying for permanent residency + I need to speak German!

Even though we’re leaving Germany soon, I’m still about to apply for my Niederlassungserlaubnis, aka unbefristete Aufenthaltserlaubnis, aka German permanent residency. Why? Because it’ll make things easier for us as a couple with different nationalities. Sometimes there are special visas that you can only apply for at your home/resident country. If we don’t share national residencies, we’ll
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7 things I will miss about Germany

Even though I wrote about how Germany isn’t the place for me, there are still many things I love and appreciate about living in Germany. Surely I will miss these points a lot when we move to Thailand in 5.5 months (the countdown begins!). 1. The German Spring and Summer time. It’s incredible here now. Definitely
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Networking blind date!

I went to my blind-date business tax meeting the other day! Before I left, I realized that I had to get somewhat dressed up. Originally we were only planning to meet for coffee, in which case I would have just worn casual clothes. But since we were meeting at a fancy hotel restaurant, I figured it’s only respectful
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Germany is not the place for me

Martin and I are reeealllly different. One of my friends described me as the ‘wind’ and Martin as the ‘mountain’. That’s exactly us! I’m everywhere while Martin prefers to stay put. Coincidentally, I’m also a Libra (air sign) while Martin is a Capricorn (earth sign). So a few weeks ago, we had ‘the talk’. I basically
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