All posts by Chad Josey

We are originally from the US (via North Carolina, New York, & New Jersey) and are currently expats living in Germany in the Rhineland-Palatinate (wine) region.

Comparing the Drinking Age and Alcohol Laws between Germany and the United States

A stereotype about Germany is that it is Oktoberfest all year long, and that most Germans drink more beer and wine than water. While it is true that Germans drink their fair share of beer (3rd most per person in the world vs the US checking in at number 14), the attitude of beer drinking ...

Spending an Afternoon in Strasbourg, France

Visiting the French city of Strasbourg, you experience what it is like to be an area that has seen tremendous conflict between various cultures over 2,000 years and the impacts seen today. From the German architecture of its buildings in the historic city center to the French language and food found throughout the city, Strasbourg ...

The Perfect Medieval Castle in France to Visit

Situated in the Alsace Region of France is a picture-perfect, mountain-top castle straight from the Middle Ages. Visiting the castle, Haut-Koenigsbourg, you are instantly transported back to a time of knights, peasants, and nobility as this medieval castle is absolutely a wonderful place to visit with some amazing views of the Rhine River Valley, and ...

The 14 Typical Questions from Family & Friends about Living in Germany

In June, I visited home in the United States, and it was the first time back in almost 2 years. I was home for only one week, and the time flew by. From visiting different family members and friends, the days just went by very fast. Before I knew it, I was back home in ...

Difference between a German vs. an American Keyboard? Yeah, there’s such a thing!

How did I discover that there is a difference between a German vs. an American computer keyboard?  On my very first day of work in my new German job, I discovered something quite interesting about my computer.  That for some reason, I kept typing my last name that ends with the letter "Y" with the ...

Announcing that World Thru Our Eyes now has its own Facebook & Twitter Page

It has been recently brought to my attention that I should create both a Facebook and a Twitter Page for this website.  And, this is just a quick post to announce that we have created a World Thru Our Eyes page in both locations. So, please, please follow these links to LIKE our Page on Facebook ...