AMSTERDAM: Effortlessly charming, endlessly rewarding

AMSTERDAM: Effortlessly charming, endlessly rewarding

I haven't gotten out of Berlin much these last seven months, as the city itself has more than enough to offer me for weekend explorations. But, when presented with a 4-day weekend for Easter, my co-worker Luke and I decided to venture beyond the city limits and try something a little different. We set our sights on Amsterdam, a city neither of us had been to before

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How Germany has changed me

How Germany has changed me

Although the chasm between American and German culture is not as wide as, say, the chasm between American and Chinese culture, there are still many areas where it's clear that Germans just operate a little differently from us Americans. And, inevitably, after spending so much time in Germany, some of my habits have begun to change to mirror the German way of life, for better or worse. Here are a just a few of the ways that living in Germany has changed me

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Making it in Berlin: My journey toward becoming a Berliner

Making it in Berlin: My journey toward becoming a Berliner

I recently hit a very important milestone in my move to Berlin: I have finally received my Aufenthaltstitel (residence permit) as well as my working permissions. I am now free to take up gainful employment in Germany! It's been quite the journey since I arrived in Berlin in mid-September. Here is a breakdown of all of the major milestones I had to hit to make it to this point, as well as some tips that could prove helpful if you ever find yourself making a similar move. 

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The top 4 misconceptions American tourists have of Germany

The top 4 misconceptions American tourists have of Germany

Germany is a country thoroughly well loved by Americans. We glorify their beer, we admire their economy and industriousness, and we think Angela Merkel should run for U.S. president (just kidding). But just because Americans tend to love Germany doesn’t mean they actually know that much about it. Here are four of what I would say are the top misconceptions Americans have about Germany and its inhabitants.

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