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 […]
When I read this week’s photo challenge cue “security” I did not have to think long about what picture I could post. Security is a very important issue for Americans, it is part of their nature. Safety and security are life skills children are being taught at school. Americans always keep the appropriate safety distance to […]
After my post about the things I love about my life here, the opposite blogpost is now in order. You can’t get a decent “Brötchen”. Not even in a German bakery. No one here seems to have a clue how to bake a tasty “Schrippe”, “Rundstück”, “Wecke”. Traffic sucks. Americans don’t drive, they operate cars and […]
What is great about the US? 7 things that a German expat in California loves about living in this country. #americanlife
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 […]
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Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.
— Oprah Winfrey
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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