Cute and warm - impressive

This "What I Know About Germans" list, discovered through überlin, is about as dead on as a 100-point list can get. If you're living in Germany and looking for a laugh, or interested in learning what my life amongst these well-dressed, well-educated, heavy-drinking people is like, check it out.

Some of my favorites:

  • They have excellent winter wardrobes (I suspect this has something to do with the fact it’s what I would classify as Winter, ten months of the year).
  • They speak English better than most English people I know.
  • They have unexpectedly wicked senses of humour. 
  • Germans don’t tend to jay-walk. And they judge those who do.
  • Germans can drink. And not just write themselves off, vomit in the bath tub at 2am, wedge in a kebab and back it up the following night, a la American/English/Australian binge drinkers … I mean drink. While the rest of the world is vomiting in the bath tub, the Germans are calmly ingesting their 57th shot and washing it down with a beer, their cheeks a little rosy, their eyes a little glazed, but their livers working as smoothly as a German made automobile.


  1. So thrilled you like both this list and the blog. Thank you for your kind comments - hearing/reading about people getting something out of my own writing-therapy makes me very, very happy. It is a tricky thing you have chosen to do, and it helps to know there are others out there too, flailing around in new cultures and languages. Good luck with everything and I will be sure to keep reading here. -Liv

    1. I'm so glad I stumbled on your blog - it has already been (to use a word I kind of hate but is totally fitting here) an inspiration to me. Thank you for writing and reading here! xo


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