Like a disabled person. Yes! I felt like I was handicapped because I could not understand people and could not speak! When I first arrived in Germany, I was not able to speak any German. Find out in this post what it is like living in Germany without speaking German. Continue reading “What is it like living in Germany without speaking German?”
If you have been to Germany, you know what I mean. Going to the sauna means that you are going to see a lot of naked people. The most shocking thing for me at the beginning was that the sauna is mixed gender! It means that you are going to see both naked men and women in the same sauna! Continue reading “Why are German people naked in the sauna?”
Everybody knows that German people love drinking beer. Beer is like part of their culture. If you are visiting your friends, eating out in a restaurant, going to a bar, you cannot escape from beer. This is the drink that every local has at home. This shouldn’t be something surprising. If you have been to Germany already, you know how good it tastes.
What about having a beer during breakfast? Would you like that? In this post, I will show you the traditional breakfast in the Bavarian state in Germany. Continue reading “Traditional breakfast in Germany (Bayern)”
Moving to a country before knowing the language can be really frustrating. When I first came to Germany, I barely spoke a German word. It took me almost 3 years until I was able to have some basic conversation in German!
After years of a painful process, here are my tips on how to learn a new language faster: Continue reading “5 ways to learn a new language faster”
Should you expect someone to do something for you on your birthday, or should you be doing something for the others on your birthday? In this post, I will show you what you should expect when having your birthday in Germany.
Do you know that cultural difference plays a role on if you should celebrate before or after your birthday?
When I was studying in Germany back then, I went to a birthday celebration of a German friend. The party started in the evening before her birthday and lasted until the middle of the night.
Should you tip when eating out in a restaurant in Germany?
Yes! Most people do tip a bit.
So the second question would be: how much should you tip?