What is it like studying, working and living in Germany? (Interview with an expat)

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We are happy to have an interview with Nina, an expat from the UK who studied and worked in Germany for a while. Nina is a true world traveler who has lived in many countries. Check out her experience and advice below regarding studying, working and living in Germany. Continue reading “What is it like studying, working and living in Germany? (Interview with an expat)”

Driving in Germany – German driving license and driving rules

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What should you expect if you plan to drive in Germany or to get a German driving license? Even though I had a Hong Kong driving license, I still had to go through the theory and practical driving exam in Germany to exchange for the German driving license. In this post, I will share my experience of how I got my German driving license, and what I learned about driving in Germany. Continue reading “Driving in Germany – German driving license and driving rules”

Living in Germany – Big City vs. Small Town

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I grew up in Hong Kong, a city with a population of more than 7 million people. During my studies, I have lived in other big cities like Prague and Berlin. I was so used to live in big cities that I thought I could never live in a small town. Some years ago, I decided to move to a small town in Germany with less than 50,000 people due to my internship. Before moving there, I was worried that living in a small town would be very boring and inconvenient. Surprisingly, I was not bored at all and fell in love completely with this town. Ever since then, I think I can never live in a big city again. Continue reading “Living in Germany – Big City vs. Small Town”

Thesis in Germany – Tips to write your thesis at a company

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In order to graduate from your bachelor or master studies in Germany, you will probably need to write a thesis in your last semester. Having a thesis semester was not something that I was familiar with. I did my bachelor degree in Hong Kong, where we did not have a thesis semester. When I did my master degree in Germany, I had many questions relating to the thesis semester. In this post, I will explain to you what a thesis semester is and provide some tips about writing your thesis at a company. Continue reading “Thesis in Germany – Tips to write your thesis at a company”

Supermarkets in Germany: What to expect and how to save money on groceries

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Going to supermarkets in Germany was a totally new experience for me. The way how it works in Germany is completely different than in Hong Kong or the US. In this post, you will find a list of “strange things” that you will notice when visiting supermarkets in Germany. I have also included some tips here about how you can save money when doing grocery shopping in Germany. Continue reading “Supermarkets in Germany: What to expect and how to save money on groceries”

Salary in Germany: Are you getting paid enough?

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When I first came to Germany, I had no idea how much salary I should expect. Salary is normally not a common topic that you can openly discuss with your friends and compare. Besides, it is hard to compare as every industry is different. People who have different educational backgrounds and years of experience also get a different level of salary. Continue reading “Salary in Germany: Are you getting paid enough?”

How to cook white asparagus – Easy recipe for asparagus time

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Have you seen white asparagus before moving to Germany? Have you noticed that there are white asparagus everywhere in Germany at the moment? It is the “Spargelzeit” now in Germany! Spargelzeit means asparagus time literally. It starts in April until end of June.  It is the time when white asparagus are harvested. You will see white asparagus everywhere: in supermarket; in fresh market; or directly on the fields. So, what is the best and easy recipe for cooking asparagus? Continue reading “How to cook white asparagus – Easy recipe for asparagus time”

My job interview in Germany: 6 tips to boost your chances of getting hired

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Have you ever had a job interview in Germany? I wrote about how I got my permanent full time job in Germany without speaking German in another post. It is not easy to find an English speaking job, but it is possible. So, in this post, I am going to share with you the interview process in Germany that I went through. And also some tips from my side, how you can increase your chances of getting a job. Continue reading “My job interview in Germany: 6 tips to boost your chances of getting hired”