What Americans notice about Germans…(part 4 of 4)

Here is the final segment of what Americans notice about Germans, which was first published in die Zeit in 2002: Was Amerikanern an Deutschen auffällt, oder Fünfzig Wege die Amerikaner gewinnen den Deutschen Aufmerksamkeit (50 ways the Americans attract Germans attention).

What to expect when your an expat…

Really, you should expect anything and be open to as much as you can. Being an expat is sometimes tough, very tough and sometimes seems completely normal and common, especially since the majority of people you will either come to know are natives or expats themselves.

What we say, what we mean and what you hear…

When I was younger, the one single place I ended up meeting many of my random girl friends was in the line to the toilet. We were having a shared experience, especially when we seemed to be on the same wee cycle. It’s just  what we do, we chat whenever given the chance, we’re justContinue reading “What we say, what we mean and what you hear…”


Supermarket in California by Allen Ginsberg What thoughts I have of you tonight, Walt Whitman, for I walked down the sidestreets under the trees with a headache self-conscious looking at the full moon. In my hungry fatigue, and shopping for images, I went into the neon fruit supermarket, dreaming of your enumerations! What peaches andContinue reading “Supermarket”