Category: General Differences

Learn the 10 Things to Know about Shopping in Germany

As Americans, we take so many things for granted.  One of these is the super convenience of shopping in the US.  Of course, the trade-off of this convenience is the bombardment of commercials and advertising as companies vie for the ever decreasing share of Americans' disposable income. However, with that being said, in Germany, we ...

Show Me Your Papers – See What Is Involved in Getting a Work Permit, Residence Permit, and City Registration in Germany

Moving to another country is challenging from the aspect of all the required documentation needed.  You can't just simply show up and expect to stay indefinitely without the proper paperwork.  Well, okay, you can, but we're talking about entering a country legally 🙂 I'm sure each country is different, but these were our experiences becoming ...

International House Hunters – Apartment Hunting in Germany

One constant that Amanda & I have shared over our past ten years together is that we have moved quite a bit.  We have moved between apartments, between cities, between States, between houses, and now between Countries.  With websites like Rent.com or various Realtor sites in the US, we had tools available to us to ...

The metric system…it’s not that complicated! Easy Cheats to Convert English Measurements to Metric

For anyone that has ever traveled outside of the United States, you quickly realize that the metric system can be a bit confusing.  It still amazes me that the US is the only country that still uses only the English system of measurements.  Heck, even in England, both units of measure are used. Luckily, as ...

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