Three Word Thursday #24 Yesterday I found an interesting facebook post in a group of “Germans in San Francisco and the Bay Area”. Someone posted the question: “Are here any Germans who came to came “for ever” but eventually moved back home anyway? Which reasons have convinced you in the end? My husband and I […]
Read about my recent meetups “Fun and Support for Expat Women San Jose”
Ex-repatriate: Moving back and forth. This time I talked to Susanne, ex-repatriate, a German who lives in California for the second time in her life. My interview with Susanne is the third one in my series of repatriate interviews. Here you can read #1 with Cordula and #2 with Simone.
Collaboration with Expatmamas A few weeks ago I got a “new like” on one of my posts on facebook. Jonna from “Expatmamas” found my blog and since then we started connecting. I joined her facebook group and found other German women living the expat life and some of them are sharing their stories on a blog, too. […]
I’ve read an interesting blog post about the benefits of Expat life and I realized once more that I am not a huge fan of the term expat. It sounds a bit pretentious sometimes. For me expats often are these mid-twenties who go to Hongkong, Shanghai or Dubai, work a cool job, earn shitloads of money and […]
Plan ahead. Book your flights well in advance. Different people have different strategies though. I personally prefer to book my flights at least three months in advance since we have to travel in the busy summertime. But it is definitely worth to watch the prices for a while. This year I could have saved $ […]
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 and delights. I relish every moment with […]
Visitors and Fish Two days ago was the last of 33 days in a row having people visiting us. At the beginning of October our friends for almost 8 years from Switzerland arrived. They used to live here in the Valley with us and we had 4 fun years together exploring the American life, the beauty of California […]
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Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risk, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun.
—Mary Lou Cook
I’m Kathrin, a German who’s been living the last 9 years in the crazy world of Silicon Valley. Even though I love our life in California, I’m still missing Köln (Cologne) and the German lifestyle a lot. On this blog I share some of my stories and ruminate about what home really means. I’m a mother of two girls and the wife of an iSlave, a teacher, a social introvert and very passionate about the things I do.
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