Category: Life As an American Expat

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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 ...

See How German I Am Now After Living in Germany

After two years of living in Germany, I wonder to myself how 'German' have I become versus my American culture? The last time I visited home in the States was at Christmas last year, and I could already notice a difference after my first year. So, this got me thinking -- How German Am I ...

See the Differences of Celebrating Birthdays between US & Germany

So, with October 3rd being my birthday, I thought it would interesting to post the differences in traditions associated with birthdays between the US and Germany.  Obviously this post provides general differences, but these can vary depending on the region of each country as well as the origin of the people involved.  In other words, ...

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