Tag Archives: Deutschland

Weltmeister

When I traveled to the United States for the first time ever, a year and a half ago, I thought that I have never seen a country more obsessed with its national flag. Everywhere you threw your glance, it was … Continue reading

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The awful German language*

“I hate German!” That was a Russian teenager next to me on the train, who was trying to gossip with her friends and kept getting the grammar wrong. My first thought in response to hearing that was “Why?!”. My second … Continue reading

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A day and a night at the opera

One of the greatest things about Germany is how the Germans cherish, preserve and celebrate high culture. One the most baffling things about it, is the Germans’ ability to enjoy it under any and all conditions. Any German town that … Continue reading

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Germany votes

The German federal elections will take place tomorrow, September 22nd, and had I been a German citizen I would have been as much at a loss as many of my friends who do partake in the process. If there is … Continue reading

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Biermeister

In 2009 I was taking a train somewhere in Bavaria. It was early afternoon, and I was sitting by the window, watching the sunny scenery of outstretching fields and forests outside. An elegantly-dressed, slightly overweight man of about 60 came … Continue reading

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Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome

Also, добро пожаловать and ברוכים הבאים.* You may have come across my name before – I’ve been a journalist for nearly 10 years now. Somewhen in that time I managed to graduate from a Bachelor in Political Science and Mass … Continue reading

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