How I took a break from my family… and from the blog

How I took a break from my family… and from the blog

I always struggle to find good topics for the blog during the summer. Or Spring break. Or Christmas time. My children are off from school for these holidays, and time becomes a spare commodity. I’ve tried with sharing other’s articles, […]
Immigration – How does Germany Compare to the US?

Immigration – How does Germany Compare to the US?

Immigration – How does Germany Compare to the US? In a 2014 OECD ranking, Germany was the second most popular migration destination in the world, just after the United States. But how does Germany compare to the US in term […]
Do All Americans Live Like “Time is Money”?

Do All Americans Live Like “Time is Money”?

Do All Americans Live Like “Time is Money”? Washingtonians hurry all the time. It’s the same in big cities like Miami, Chicago, and Los Angeles. New York is famously known as “the city that never sleeps.” After 3 years of […]
Comment vivre avec le Time is Money Américain?

Comment vivre avec le Time is Money Américain?

Les habitants de Washington courent sans arrêt, de même qu’à Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, etc… New York est connue comme la ville qui ne dort jamais. Quel choc en arrivant aux Etats-Unis ! Mais aujourd’hui, ma vision du “Time is […]
Hidden Fees On Your Purchases In The United States

Hidden Fees On Your Purchases In The United States

Hidden fees in the United States? I recently had an experience with AT&T that is very common in the United States. Here, sellers provide very little information about the price. It’s therefore up to you to ask them about any […]
I’m Quite Shaken by the Attacks in France and Germany

I’m Quite Shaken by the Attacks in France and Germany

I’m Quite Shaken by the Attacks in France and Germany I’m struggling to find my words today. Once again, France and Germany have been the sites of new attacks , and these events leave me feeling helpless, depressed, and sad. […]
Durement secouée par les attentats en France et en Allemagne

Durement secouée par les attentats en France et en Allemagne

J’ai du mal à trouver mes mots aujourd’hui. Les attaques se répètent en France et en Allemagne, elles me laissent désemparée. Abattue. Triste. Ce matin, je suis tombée en larmes dans les bras de mon mari après avoir lu ce […]
Doing Laundry in America vs. Germany

Doing Laundry in America vs. Germany

Doing Laundry in America: Little Day-to-Day Differences Between Germany and the US Doing laundry in America is a real nightmare. Washing machines don’t wash clothes thoroughly, and dryers permanently damage them. I didn’t expect this challenge when moving to the […]
Wäsche waschen in Amerika: Alltagsunterschied

Wäsche waschen in Amerika: Alltagsunterschied

Wenn es eine Sache in meinem amerikanischen Alltag gibt, die nervt, dann ist es Wäsche waschen! Wäsche waschen in Amerika ist ein Albtraum. Dass amerikanischen Waschmaschine und Trockner oft Kleider kaputt machen, habe ich schon vor zwei Jahren berichtet.  Was […]
Unrivaled National Pride in the US

Unrivaled National Pride in the US

Unrivaled National Pride in the US compared to France or Germany After two weeks traveling through Canada and Québec, I can’t help but notice that there is a notable difference compared to the United States. The Americans have unrivaled pride for their […]
Cette incroyable fierté pour le drapeau américain !

Cette incroyable fierté pour le drapeau américain !

Toujours en ballade au Québec, je ne peux m’empêcher de noter une différence notable avec les Etats-Unis. La fierté de ses habitants pour le drapeau américain n’est comparable à rien de ce que je connais au monde. En tous les […]
My Biggest Culture Shocks

My Biggest Culture Shocks

My 10 Biggest Culture Shocks in the United States After spending three years in the United States, I think I get used to the differences. I have incorporated them into my everyday life. But some of them are still surprising when […]
13 Chocs Interculturels aux Etats-Unis

13 Chocs Interculturels aux Etats-Unis

Mes 13 plus grands chocs interculturels aux Etats-Unis Je suis là depuis trois ans, on pourrait croire que l’effet surprise est passé. Et bien non, parce que ces petits ou grands chocs interculturels aux Etats-Unis me poursuivent tous les jours. […]
German success stories – Aldi vs.Trader Joe’s

German success stories – Aldi vs.Trader Joe’s

Aldi came in the United States in 1976 but it was the 2008 financial crisis that increased its visibility. Aldi has been rewarded in 2014 as the 3rd most appreciated retailer in the US. Number 1 being Trader Joe’s. Both […]
STIHL is a German Brand. Period.

STIHL is a German Brand. Period.

Is STIHL an American or German brand? Last year, Stihl, the worldwide market leader for chainsaws, published a ten-page special advertising section in BusinessWeek. Impressive. But did you know that STIHL is a German brand? In the ads, STIHL presents itself […]
9 Tips for Working with European Companies during the Summer

9 Tips for Working with European Companies during the Summer

How To Work With Europeans in the Summer It’s not easy for Americans to work with Europeans during the summer months. Paid vacations slow down the pace of work significantly, leading to misunderstandings on both sides of the Atlantic. How […]
Comment travailler avec des Américains… pendant l’été ?

Comment travailler avec des Américains… pendant l’été ?

Comment faire comprendre aux Américains la baisse de rythme en été ? Il n’est pas facile de travailler avec des Américains en été. Avec les congés payés, le rythme ralentit sensiblement et conduit à beaucoup d’incompréhension de l’autre coté de […]
The Huge Business of Summer Camps in America

The Huge Business of Summer Camps in America

The Huge Business of Summer Camps in America Summer is just around the corner. A week from today, my children will be on vacation—and back to school isn’t until August 29th. In between, I have to keep them busy for […]
Riesengeschäft Summer Camps in Amerika

Riesengeschäft Summer Camps in Amerika

 Summer Camps in Amerika In einer Woche ist es soweit: Ferienzeit in Maryland. Erst am 29. August gehen die Kinder wieder zur Schule. Dazwischen zehn lange Ferienwochen. Letztes Jahr hatte mein Post über Summer Camps in Amerika viele Besucher. Zeit also, […]
Changing careers in France vs. in the United States

Changing careers in France vs. in the United States

Changing Careers in France vs. in the United States Since I’ve been living in the United States, I have been fascinated by Americans who have changed careers entirely. I know an experienced translator who does fundraising for an NGO, and an […]

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