TOP 10: Spanish Style/Estilo Español

In light of my recent travels over the Easter weekend to León, Spain, here are my top ten cultural observations that may surprise those of you living in the US as well as those of you accustomed to life in Germany.You must always bring tissues with you into a public restroom. Not having toilet paper…

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Celebrate the 5 to 9

Some people think all Americans are workaholics. We are slaves to our jobs, preferring to labor away at work rather than spending time at home or enjoying the company of our friends and families. We feel at a loss relaxing because meaning is found through productivity. God forbid we silence our phones lest we miss…

TOP 10: From Y to Z

In today's TOP 10, we start with the alphabet and end with an analogy.The Z and the Y are in reverse locations on the German keyboard. Once you become accustomed to their swapped placements and then switch back to an English one, you'll end up writing "zes" and "zou" quite frequently.Some of the police vehicles…

TOP 10

The latest TOP 10 observations.Female runners don't tend to wear loose running shorts. They stick with spandex. There are small traffic lights just for bicycles at certain intersections.There are no top sheets on beds, just a mattress sheet and then a duvet with cover. A lot of people roll their own cigarettes with loose tobacco. Weekend relaxation is…

Week Four: Sitzungsfreie Woche

This past week was a Sitzungsfreie Woche, meaning a week during which the parliament is not in session. In other words, it is much less hectic and much more relaxing. I was enjoying myself so much, I got a little behind on my posting! But, better late than never, Here are the highlights of this…