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Month: February 2016

More Public Transportation Tips

More Public Transportation Tips

I’ve talked a bit about using public transportation here in Germany and some tips on public transportation etiquette, but now I have some more tips! These are primarily based on my personal experience and things that annoy me. I try to follow my own advice, and I think that if everyone kept some of these tips in mind, travel on trains, trams, and buses would be much more pleasant. Wear Headphones and Keep Music at a Reasonable Volume While I…

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Never Pay Full Price For Pizza

Never Pay Full Price For Pizza

Mr. Faultier refuses to pay full price for pizza or any other delivery service. This is probably not a surprise for anyone who knows him. In the US, if you want to order a pizza online – we don’t do phone orders, because that requires too much social interaction – you have to go to the website of the pizza place itself and place your order. Maybe you can luck out with deals, or scour the web for coupon codes,…

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6 Tips for Surviving Homesickness as an Expat

6 Tips for Surviving Homesickness as an Expat

Today we have a guest post by Alex Johnson from Currency UK. You’ve spent months planning and preparing for the big move abroad. You’ve applied for visas, found a new home and schools for the kids, started learning the language and spent hours on expat forums and blogs. Finally, you step off the plane and leap into your new life. But there’s one thing that threatens to get in the way: homesickness. Homesickness is a very common affliction. Almost every…

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