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Archive for February, 2010

Stereotypes – Wir können auch anders Posted by on Feb 11, 2010

Most Germans in the US experience very common stereotypes within the US, just like many Americans experience the same when they travel to Germany. When I first moved to New England I was looking for all the skyscrapers, huge cars and cowboy hats. After I had to change my perception of the US based on…

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Fasnachtsküchle Posted by on Feb 9, 2010

Currently it is Fasching, Karneval or Fasnacht in Germany. The name varies from region to region. During this Zeit (time) people dress in costumes, funny or traditional (at least different) and have a big party. There are parades, people sing and dance together…and of course there´s a lot of alcohol. Maybe it´s a little bit…

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Same same but (sounds) different – Part 1 Posted by on Feb 9, 2010

Did you know that there are a lot of words in German that are exactly the same in English? Yes there are! Of course the pronunciation is different from time to time, but the meaning and spelling are mostly the same. I decided to come up with a little series about this topic, so I´ll…

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Winter week in Österreich (Austria) Posted by on Feb 9, 2010

For our winter holiday, my family and I passed a week in Österreich which is situated just next to the south of Germany. The Region (region, area) we’ve been to is called “Vorarlberg”. We lived in a Bauernhaus (farmhouse) which is over 300 Jahre (years) old!  Right out of the window there´s an exceptional view…

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Was macht der Dollar? Posted by on Feb 8, 2010

When I started my first job after years of training in the options and future group at an investment bank in Germany I was confronted with my first phone call right after I was given a little tour and presentation of the department. I think they call it “ins kalte Wasser werfen” (being thrown into cold…

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