Category: Cultural Differences

“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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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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