Ten Tips for Surviving in Germany

Ten Tips for Surviving in Germany

My parents and younger sister are landing in Germany tomorrow, and in honor of their visit, and a bit too late to be of any real use to them, I have compiled a list of my top tips for surviving a trip to Germany – presented in no particular order. 1. Prepare for Grocery Shopping Getting to the cashier in a German grocery store is a high-stress situation. They are speedy and everyone in line with you has high expectations…

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Sorry I Vanished

Sorry I Vanished

May was a pretty exciting month for me. I started a full-time job as a technical writer, which is quite a bit different from what I had been doing. And going from teaching a few classes a week to working 40 hours a week has pretty much wrecked my routine, but after a month, I think I’ve settled into a new one. The beginning of the month was especially rough, as I wasn’t yet comfortable driving to work (stick-shifts are…

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My TSA-Approved Liquids Bag

My TSA-Approved Liquids Bag

1 April 2016 – I’m bringing this post back again because I’m on vacation, and while I plan on writing about some of my beauty related discoveries here in Tokyo, I haven’t had much time to explore or write yet. However, back when I was packing for this trip, I looked back at this post to make sure I was ready to go for the plane trip. The only things I ended up adding were a concealer and a moisturizer…

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The Worst German Food – Mett

The Worst German Food – Mett

Mr. Faultier has told me that my transformation into a German will be complete when I try Mett for the first time. I’m afraid that I will never become German. Thankfully the Ausländerbehörde doesn’t not require Mett consumption to get a residency permit. For those who don’t know, Mett is raw, minced pork that for some reason people like to consume without cooking. I’m not completely against raw meat. I’ll eat raw fish and rare steak. Heck, I even like…

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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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