Reconciling American and German takes on political correctness

Reconciling American and German takes on political correctness

 How do you find a balance between fairly absolute convictions about what is appropriate and what is not with acknowledgements that you are interacting with a different culture with a completely different history and relation to these "racist" ideas? 

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Berlin from A to Z

Berlin from A to Z

Berlin is a huge, incredibly diverse city. As part of my continued efforts to somehow encapsulate this city and make it more accessible to those who are maybe less familiar with it (not that I'm any sort of expert), I present to you: Berlin from A to Z. For each letter, I have chosen a word, place, or thing that somehow relates to life here in Berlin. 

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POZNAN: Escaping Berlin to dine like kings in Poland

POZNAN: Escaping Berlin to dine like kings in Poland

For Pfingsten this year, my friend Luke and I wanted to travel to somewhere new to both of us. Given its relative proximity to Berlin, we settled on Poland as our destination of choice. We had heard that it was supposed to be pretty and cheap, and what more do two twentysomethings trying to live frugally in Europe need?

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