Re-entry Blues

Re-entry Blues
Re-entry blues is expat reality.  Coming back to California after visiting Germany is always a challenge for me. No matter how long I was gone, it takes me at least a few weeks to re-adjust. The time in Germany is always characterized by many reunions and by enjoying long missed rituals...

66 things I know about Californians

66 things I know about Californians
Californians have white teeth. Californians are relaxed, helpful and positive people. They smile a lot and it’s not odd to get smiled at by a complete stranger. Tons of Californians are actually from somewhere else. Californians are more tolerant of other lifestyles and cultures than the average American. They have...

Intro

Ich lebe seit fast sieben Jahren in Kalifornien, genauer gesagt im Silicon Valley, das  ja vielleicht bald schon ein selbstständiger Bundesstaat wird... Unser Umzug hierhin hat sich eher zufällig ergeben, als mein Mann vor sieben Jahren einen Job beim Solar-Startup Nanosolar angeboten bekam. Damals wollte das Valley “grün” werden, was aber bis...