Culture Shock & the Expat Adjustment Curve

Culture Shock The Oxford Dictionary defines culture shock as: The feeling of disorientation experienced by someone when they are suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life, or set of attitudes. Culture shock can be described by phases of adjustment, including frustration, anger, resentment, and even depression.  Regardless of the expat’s disposition, previous experience......

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Kindercafés in Berlin

Kindercafés in Berlin have been the saviour of parents all over the city. Especially in winter when it’s too cold to play in a park but the kids need to let off some steam and you need to sit down with a coffee or meet another mum for a chat. We ALL understand the need......

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Easter Traditions in Germany

If you are looking for Easter traditions in Germany to help you celebrate over the period of Good Friday to Easter Monday, you will be able to find plenty of things to occupy the little ones and for you to take some family time. Religiously, Easter is the oldest festival of the Christian Church and......

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Interview with Alex Forrest Whiting – Alex and her family relocated to Berlin one year ago

  Alex relocated to Berlin almost exactly a year ago. She moved to Berlin with her husband and their two children between Christmas and New Years! Yikes! (We’ll hear about that in the interview). The family originally from London lived in Copenhagen for three and a half years before making the move to Berlin last......

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Health Insurance in Germany

Much like registering to live in Germany, securing health insurance in Germany is mandatory whilst you are living in the country. So, apart from the fact you simply have to have insurance in Germany, it’s also extremely worth it, especially if you end up sick, injured in an accident, become pregnant or even need to see your local general practitioner...

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