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9 amazing things about Germany

In recent years, I have spent quite a bit of my time in Germany, both in a professional and a private context. And in that period, a number of things have struck me as anything on a scale ranging from “a bit awkward” over “amazing” down to “simply too baffling for words”.

Buckle up for a list of the most striking ones:

  • The obsession with privacy, and the resulting tendancy to make things twice as complex as they could be – nicely illustrated that time when I specifically requested to Continue reading

Quote of the day #55

“The British are too polite to be honest, whereas the Germans are too honest to be polite.”

Henning Wehn (a german stand up comedian – he did
not come up with the expression, but I heard it from him)