Category: Life As an American Expat

Reverse Culture Shock of Coming Home

As we prepared to move to Germany from the United States, we were informed of the dreaded cultural shock roller coaster we could expect to experience: euphoria, homesickness, adjusting, and then accepting normalcy. These aren’t the official categories, but these applied to us. First, you experience a sense of euphoria. Everything is new; your surroundings, ...

40 Signs You Might Be an American Expat

Please like our page on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest, as we do try to post regular pictures or frequent status updates on certain daily observations we see while living & working here in Germany... ...but, this being a Blog Post...there needs to be something of interest to read right? So, borrowing ...

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 ...

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We Have An Announcement – We Are Featured by Multicoolty.com

One of the best things about having this travel blog to share our experiences living in another country and traveling the world, I have met some wonderful people and organizations.  Recently, Amanda & I were interviewed and featured by a terrific website, Multicoolty.com.  Our interview, and the website's mission in general, is to share experiences ...

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Would This Happen in the US? How Strangers Help Someone in Need

Yesterday, I am waiting at the train station to go to my German class, and there was a group of 10 teenaged guys playing around like guys do. An elderly lady fell crossing the street. As she was getting up, the 10 guys ran over to her to help her. Others were walking over also ...

Find Out the 25 Things Only an American Expat in Germany Can Truly Understand

Okay, so it has been two years since we moved from the US to Germany. Before we moved, we took German lessons, researched the area online, made some early visits to find a place to live, & talked to fellow German colleagues living in the States as well as American colleagues who had already moved ...

See How a Medieval Castle in Heidelberg Makes for a Festive German Christmas Market

Amanda & I were looking to visit a local Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market) this past Sunday afternoon, and we had not visited Heidelberg together during December. Since Heidelberg is only a 20 minute drive, we headed out at noon, as a thin layer of fog filled the Neckar River Valley. Arriving somewhat early for the Market ...

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We Have an Announcement – InterNations.org Has Recommended Our Site for Expats in Germany

Exciting news from the home offices here at WorldThruOurEyes.com.  Okay, it is just my desk in my apartment overlooking the Rhein River....but exciting news nonetheless!!! InterNations.org is an international community of 1 million+ Expats worldwide that was founded in 2007 by Expats for Expats.  It is a great networking organization for Expats in various communities ...

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