If you have been to Germany, you know what I mean. Going to sauna means that you are going to see a lot of naked people. The most shocking thing for me at the beginning is: 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 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 beer during breakfast? Would you like that? Continue reading “Drinking beer during breakfast?”
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 painful process, here are my tips how to learn a new language faster: Continue reading “5 ways to learn a new language faster”
As a foreign student, I fully understood the financial hardship during my student time in Germany.
In 2010, I took all my saving with me and flew to Germany alone to enroll in a master degree in a university. The degree was supposed to last for two years, while my saving was only enough to cover the first year expense.
I did my bachelor study in Hong Kong. Afterwards, I worked for 2 years in Hong Kong, then headed over to Germany and finished my master degree there.
Should you expect someone to do something for you on your birthday, or should you be doing something for the others on 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.
One thing I like about eating out in Germany is that you can separate your bill. Yes you can separate the bill! In a very unproblematic way.
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?