Grounded Traveler

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Grounded Traveler
A blog about living the expat life in Germany. Cultural observations, tips on coping and travel inspiration in Germany, Europe and the wider world.
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  • Five Ways I Deal with a Fear of Flight 1 month ago I have written a number of things over the past few years about being afraid of flying. The blog name of Grounded Traveler echos to that as well. I do now fly when I must. It is not at all my favorite activity, but I do it so I can see things and visit people […] Five Ways I Deal with a Fear of...
  • Brain Dump : Health Insurance in Germany 3 months ago This is what we have learned from experiences and asking questions related to our situation around health insurance in Germany. Definitely ask your own questions, but this might give you a basis of understanding. Laws change and every situation is different, as such I make no guarantees for this...
  • German Efficiency is an Illusion 5 months ago One of the oft mentioned hallmarks of the German culture is its efficiency. After living here for 6 years, I think this is an illusion. The illusion is not malicious or even intended. It is just a misinterpretation. German society is based on planning and setting expectations. This gives an air of...
  • Guide to Experiencing a German Christmas Market 5 months ago European summers are well known for wine festivals and partaking in local parties is one of the joys of travel. Winter (at least up until Christmas) is the time for Christmas Markets. This is especially true in Germany, though they are extending across Europe. For those that have not had the...
  • German is an exacting Language 6 months ago Ragging on the German language is hip. Though it has been hip for several hundred years (looking at you Mark Twain). It is not lyrical or even friendly in its tone and can come off very harsh almost rude. Many of the linguistic constructs seem to make little to no sense, especially to English...

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Jennifer
18:08 PM December 11, 2012

I love Andrew's blog, one of my regular reads!

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