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“It’s a German thing…”

Moving to America made me realize how German I really am. Things that were just normal before are suddenly “German”. My American husband has to explain sometimes my German traditions to others.  It is interesting how moving far away makes you see your own culture and traditions more clearly. Here are my top 10: 1 – The…

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Snowdays in Charleston, SC

When I moved from Germany to Charleston, SC I did not expect to see this place covered in inches of snow. The sunny, subtropical city is famous for beach vacations not for ski adventures. But last Wednesday, January 3nd, 2018 Charleston turned into a winter wonderland. This is very rare and is comparable to a winter…

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Merry Christmas! Frohe Weihnachten!

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope all of you have happy holidays, no matter where in world you are. I am currently in Kentucky and experience my third American Christmas. However, I still notice differences between German and American Christmas traditions… #1: Vorweihnachtszeit (The time before Christmas) Germany: Beginning of December German kitchens smell like a…

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