Reflection

You can take the man out of Britain…

... but you can't take the Britain out of the man. I've been in Frankfurt for over two years now. There are many things I've had to get used to living here, but there are some things, bar my slight British twang in my German accent, that would make anybody notice a mile away that I'm… Continue reading You can take the man out of Britain…

Reflection, Travelling

What to do (and not to do) in Germany

Including my year abroad in Hannover, I've now been living in Germany for over three years. Woah. Over these years, I've become accustomed to doing things that are accepted and expected in Germany. I've also got used to not doing things that are not accepted and certainly not expected (and I'm talking things that may… Continue reading What to do (and not to do) in Germany

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Frankfurt, Reflection

Typical German reactions to everyday scenarios

Those Germans, eh? Being a Brit, there are some things they do that I don't quite understand, but I still love them. I mean, I wouldn't be here if I didn't love them, of course. And, as I'm sure you're aware if you know me well, I mean in no way to cause offence with… Continue reading Typical German reactions to everyday scenarios

Frankfurt, Reflection

What have I had to get used to living in Germany as a Brit?

Today marks the day that I've been living in my second Heimat for exactly 22 months (I do love numbers). That is, of course, not including the 13 months I lived in Hannover before moving back to England for a year to finish my studies, but nevertheless - 22 months is quite a long time! I… Continue reading What have I had to get used to living in Germany as a Brit?