Oddities and Ends

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Oddities and Ends
Stories from my life and travels as an American expat in Germany. I use humor to talk about the cultural differences, challenges, and language difficulties I've faced since moving to Germany.
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  • Outdoor Lifestyle for Apartment Cats in Germany 1 month ago If you’re renting an apartment in Germany, chances are you have neighbors with cats that regularly go outside. While that might seem perfectly normal to your average German, I personally found it to be one of the strangest aspects of life in Germany. In the USA (at least, where I’m from) you...
  • The Customer Isn't Always Right 3 months ago If you’re preparing yourself for a move to Germany, or even just a visit, you may have come across complaints about customer service. Or, more accurately, the lack of customer service. I certainly did, which led me to dig a little deeper into the subject before our 2015 visit. Sure enough,...
  • How Rude! Are Germans too Direct? 2 months ago If you’ve done any research into German culture, you’ve likely come across blogs, articles and forum discussions on the subject of German directness. Less politically-correct results may even simply state that Germans are rude. It’s a topic of discussion as old as time; or, at least, as old...
  • Whose Bike Path is it Anyway? 3 months ago My husband and I are planning to do a bike tour of Bavaria this Summer. It’s not my first choice for a vacation, but it’s a good compromise since I want to see Bavaria and he wants to cycle. So, I’ve been “training” for at least a half hour every day, with the intention of… Continue...
  • Fakebook: German Privacy Concerns 4 months ago As many of you with an interest in Germany already know, privacy is a big concern for most Germans. The first time I added one of my husband’s German friends on Facebook, I didn’t realize he was using a fake name. He had split up his first name, so that it appeared on Facebook as… Continue...

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Website Reviews » There are 6 reviews on Oddities and Ends

Karen Smith
21:18 PM September 13, 2017

Very astute observations into daily life. An excellent read!

Jennifer Nissen
21:44 PM September 13, 2017

Insightful and very funny!

Liz
02:17 AM September 14, 2017

I've known Jessie since she lived in the U.S., and her observations in her blog are always funny and interesting to read.

Torsten
16:05 PM September 14, 2017

Always fun to read about her daily experiences!

Ashley
18:15 PM September 14, 2017

Jessie's insights and views on the world are not only unique, they also remain relevant to the lives of people living in and out of the United States. I would highly recommend this blog for those already in Germany, people thinking about living in Germany, and for those who have just heard of Germany. Everyone should give it a read!

Rachel Quinlan
18:45 PM September 15, 2017

I love Jessie's blog! Always a fun read.

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