Berlin Vs. Bavaria // Podcast Showdown

In one corner is our special guest who has years of experience in Bavaria, and in the other, the two of us who have called Berlin home for the past decade. Who will win?? – Americans in Germany Drinking Whiskey 🇺🇸 View this post on Instagram A post shared by Aspen | Digital Storyteller (@aspen.abroad)…

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Connecting to community during covid

Not only does being trapped at home mean that you’re staying safe and you’re helping save other people’s lives by not spreading the virus – it also means you have a new opportunity to reconnect with yourself, your friends and family, and your interests. -Nicole, The Expatcast The 2020 pandemic has been a tough situation…

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You can Du me; the formal or informal guide

Many European languages make linguistic distinctions based on interpersonal relationships. For example, a language can have two forms of the word “you”, and a speaker would use one or the other version depending on how well they know someone. In German this is the case with “Sie” and “Du” (“Sie” being formal and “Du” being…

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Moving Abroad or Running Away?

“Moving to a new country also means leaving another country behind. What if the situation you’re leaving behind is messy, full of problems and stress? Is your choice to move abroad a healthy way to improve your surroundings for a better future, or is it in some way a very elaborate method of running away…

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Filing taxes as an American abroad

Being an American abroad comes with a lot of responsibilities and challenges that you will face in your new country. And often times as we get wrapped up in those, we start to forget certain responsibilities that still exist back in our home country…or at least I did. And that responsibility happened to be filing…

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10 things Americans learn when they move to Germany

For an American, traveling away from home can be scary. Especially when it’s abroad. But, truth be told, there is not much to fear, I have here for you  the top 10 things us expats must encounter when we enter Deutschland. 1. Personal lives are meant to be personal Coming from America, the land of…

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How to handle culture shock

What is it Culture shock is one major aspect of moving abroad that not alot of people go too much in detail to. It is “the anxiety and feelings (of surprise, disorientation, uncertainty, confusion, etc.) felt when people have to operate within a different and unknown culture such as one may encounter in a foreign…

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Going to the Hairdresser in Germany

Pre-PS– *If you’re keen for more details, a little story or additional visuals, check out the Youtube video I’ve linked at the bottom of this post* A big topic not alot of people adress in expat life is the day to day routines, this including lifestyle routines and today I am talking about hair. For…

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