It’s 4:44am and I’m clearly struggling with jet lag. Staying up until 1:00am ordering new bed sheets online, instead of going to bed in my old ones at a reasonable hour, likely didn’t help. So instead of tossing and turning in bed and keeping Mogly awake by petting him, I decided to get up and … Continue reading Absence can make relationships grow stronger
Expat in Germany
How y’all doing?
Returning back to Canada for a visit after being away for close to 14 months, I have become aware of a big cultural difference between Germany and Canada: the customer experience. Folks in Canada possess a natural ease while interacting with strangers in a service setting. In Germany, you will politely be greeted when you … Continue reading How y’all doing?
We have now survived, thrived, lived in Germany for two years. Why is it, that some days and weeks seem to drag on, but a big chunk of time (like 2 years) can go by in a blink? They say, the “rose-coloured glasses feeling” of living in a foreign country wears off after about 2 … Continue reading Two Years
Yesterday, Hubby and I were thrown into a big pile of BureauCRAPsy . Without going into the details, the end result is to the tune of 3,000 Euros for something we had no knowledge of. Apparently, Germany passed a law back in January 2009 that residents could only have Private Medical Insurance from a German insurance company. And, if … Continue reading Bittersweet