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Dating in Deutschland

Recently, I convinced a good friend of mine to hop on the bandwagon and try out online dating. He was having trouble finding the right kind of girl, but as a young german male, that was the least of his worries. That’s because the Germans do not have anything like the well-defined rules and rituals for […]

Un-understandable Misunderstandings

One of the most challenging aspects of living abroad, I believe, comes not from loneliness or the struggle to fit in, but from the many clash encounters that will leave you mystified, long after you have returned home. Such encounters are the ones you experience where, despite your best efforts to make them positive, they […]

Pronouns

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Of Humor and Heart

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Trouble

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Unsafe at Any Speed

Everyone knows about the no-speed limit autobahn in Germany, a favorite place for sport car owners the world over. The promise of limitless speed is so great, that some auto manufacturers, like BMW, will offer perks to take advantage of it, such as free shipping from Germany to the United States after a period of […]

Gift Giving Etiquette

What to do when you are invited to a European’s home for dinner: gift giving etiquette and customs from around Europe. France Flowers should be given in odd numbers but not 13, which is considered unlucky. Some older French retain old-style prohibitions against receiving certain flowers: white lilies or chrysanthemums as they are used at […]

A Student in Italy

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Critical and Complimenting

Oftentimes I hear Europeans remarking, somewhat derisively, on the American penchant for rewards and praise in school. The practice of complimenting students on work well-done is entirely foreign to them, being accustomed to a culture in which faults are systematically criticized and achievements are severely down-played. To a European, it is extremely important not to […]

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