Category: Languages

I Have Learned Why in America that Sometimes It Is Necessary to Press #2 for Spanish

This is a follow-up post to my earlier one regarding the challenges of learning German.  I wanted to have a separate post that related to that topic, as this topic warrants its own preaching moment from my soap box....so, here it goes.... There is a famous quote by Mark Twain that goes like this: “Travel ...

Do You Know What the Longest German Word Is? Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz — Yes, German Is Easy!

YES!!!  This is an actual, real German word!!!  So, you can imagine where the topic of this post is going to go -- LOL!! BLOG POST PREFACE:  While I complain here about how hard it is to learn the German language, I can understand how hard it is to learn English also.  I mean you ...

How to Obtain a German Drivers License? Study, Study, and Oh Yeah — Study!

Wo bin ich gewesen?   Where have I been?  That is a great question.  When I started this blog, I either had downtime in an airport or hotel or was just starting the new job in Germany, so free time was a luxury..  With me now being 7 months into my new job and 9 ...

Frohe Ostern…Happy Easter! How Does Germany Celebrate Easter?

One quickly learns that "the church" is taken very seriously in Germany.  A look through history books, you can understand why?!  Germany, the area where Martin Luther posted his thesis against the Catholic Church starting the Protestant Reformation.  Germany, the land where many significant battles (yes, battles) between Protestants & Catholics during the Thirty Years ...

Learn How Technology Has Helped Our Move to Germany as an American Expat – Part 2

Skype & Video Chat: It is so amazing to be able to Skype with family back home either though the desktop computer, laptop, or phone.  With the laptop & phone, we can connect our family to anywhere we are (as long as there is an internet connection).  Being able to see faces while talking helps ...

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 ...