2021-03-02

CULTURE: Recycling in Germany

I have briefly mentioned the comprehensive recycling system in Germany in a previous Culture Shock post. Here’s a more in-depth look at it! Why so serious? Recycling in Germany is serious business.  And in 2021, I think we can all agree that recycling is a good thing, right? Climate change is the biggest problem we […]

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2021-02-22

How Germany changed me: I will never wear heels again

I am not a fan of fashion. That is to say, I am not good at fashion. Never have been. But I have seen The Devil Wears Prada enough times to understand that I still very much buy into fashion as a concept and therefore I must, on some level, care about the clothes I […]

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2021-02-07

Culture: Smoking in Germany

Smoking in Germany is still very popular. So popular, in fact, that a study conducted by the RKI in 2017 showed that 20.8% of women and 27% over the age of 18 smoke at least occasionally. There has been a strict smoking ban in public spaces in the UK since 2007. Over the following ten […]

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2021-01-29

10 German words you already know in English

Wanna know a secret? If you’re a native English speaker, then you can already speak some German! There are actually lots of German words used in English. Let’s take a look. We are family. Buckle up kids, time for a history lesson. German and English both come from the same family – the Germanic language […]

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2021-01-02

Personal: inversions, TBR & languages – 2021 los geht’s

Dare we? After the shit show that was 2020, is it wise of anyone to make any goals or resolutions for the twelve months that lay before us? Probably not. And yet, here we are. But we’re all going to walk into this year really slowly, okay? Be quiet. Don’t make any sudden movements. Don’t […]

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