How to recycle in Germany

Our clients at some point, usually at the hand-over of their apartments, stand at the rubbish bins looking baffled.  The questions, “Can you explain the bin system, and how do I manage the recycling?” usually follow.  It quickly becomes clear that there is a strong system in place for dealing with your household rubbish. Germany......

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Culture Shock & the Expat Adjustment Curve in Berlin

Expat adjustment

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”. The expat adjustment curve can be described by different phases of adaptation, frustration, anger, resentment, and even depression.  Regardless of the expat’s disposition,......

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