Category Archives: 5 Things

A list of anything, from German cultural quirks to airport hazards.

3 Things I’ve Learnt About Myself During The Past 7 Weeks

Whilst I’ve always said that travel is one of the best forms of self-discovery, I had stopped thinking about this long ago, as I figured that change just happens gradually, and you noticed it down the line. But nothing has … Continue reading

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5 Weird and Wonderful Things About Poland

I am currently on my way to my new home after about 6 weeks on the road, and have decided to get back to blogging after a moderately deserved break. I’m on a bus from Krakow to Warsaw, which will … Continue reading

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5 Minor German Inconveniences That I’d Forgotten About

Having recently made a return to Germany, I’ve noticed a bunch of little things that I’d forgotten about which I really don’t appreciate in this country. I’ll spare you all the attempted eloquency of my introductions and get right into … Continue reading

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Wait, What’s Up? – 5 Sweeping Generalisations Based On A Week In The US

I recently landed in Iceand after spending a bit of time in the United States of America, or ‘Murica, as I like to think all the Yanks call it. I’ve always had strong opinions when it comes to the US, … Continue reading

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It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane – 5 Weird Things That Go Through My Head At An Airport

Whenever I’m at an airport or on an aeroplane, there are a few things that always seem to cross my mind. Being sleep-deprived thanks to a mere 4 hours of shut-eye the night before this flight (and almost never being … Continue reading

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5 Reasons To Go On Exchange – Part 2

So in Part 1 I covered travel, friends, and being open-minded, next is……… 4.      NEW STUFF!! As obvious as this may sound, exchange is the best place to start something new. There’s a mentality that comes with exchange, and it … Continue reading

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5 Reasons To Go On Exchange

If you’ve ever held a conversation with me for more than five seconds…

…you probably know that through 2011 and 2012 I spent a year on exchange in Freiburg, a little city (by German standards anyway, Australia would never dignify it with anything more than ‘town’) at the foot of the Black Forest. It was the best year of my life so far, and I was able to branch out and do a lot of stuff that I just wouldn’t have imagined was possible even after having travelled solo through the same country. So I figured I’d give you a few reasons as to why it’s a great idea. Continue reading

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Was Zum Teufel? – 5 Obscure Differences Between Germany and Australia

Part 1 – Nudity and a Non-Factor There are so, so many cultural differences between Germany and Australia, most of which one could write an entire book on, let alone a silly little blog entry. But what the hey, let’s … Continue reading

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