My weekly ramble no. 31 On the last day of our 3-week Christmas visit at home, I finally got to take a short walk through my hometown, Monheim am Rhein. It was one of the few times, when it was still bright and did not rain. I walked about 2 miles in total and took […]
The capitol of my country was divided when the Berlin Wall was built in 1961. I wasn’t born yet. People of West Berlin were separated from the outside world and could only get to West Germany on the road or rail transit. People couldn’t see their friends and family anymore. People got killed when they tried to climb […]
Germans and Americans are different, just as Chinese and Argentinians or Indians and Mozambicans. As a German expat living in the US I’m always interested in cultural differences between our two nations. I already wrote about it in my post “pineapple vs. coconut”. These differences can affect communication in business or social environments like the German honesty […]
Words of the day
Tell me, what you will do with your one wild and precious life?
— Mary Oliver
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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