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Where I’m At – A Series of Vaguely Linear Thoughts on Life in Aachen

As some of you may know, I am now living in Aachen, a small town in far West Germany (seriously, you can’t get any further west, it’s just trees and then France). I’m completing a German language course here, as … Continue reading

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Christmas in Europe

I left Australia on the 24th of November, in a mad dash for pastures not necessarily greener, but certainly a different shade for inspection. Brown-ish in Germany, I guess. Barely visible in Iceland under a ridiculous layer of snow. I … 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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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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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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Shall we generalise? – Ze Curious Case of German Manners

Fine. Let’s talk about the Germans. Be forewarned; this is a blog in which some people may find a few ideas they disagree with, Germans and Australians alike. There are going to be a few generalisations, which I might discover … Continue reading

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Pause for Propaganda: Solar Energy & Germany

I’m not going to do this too often, but I did promise myself that I’d get stuck into environmental issues from time to time. So here’s the first of a series of commentaries on articles which highlight the different attitudes … Continue reading

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5 Things I Will Miss About Melbourne (Part 2)

See here for Part 1. 4.     The Melting Pot Melbourne is still the most multicultural city I’ve ever been to. Though I’m told cities like New York and London may have a larger ethnic population, there’s no city … Continue reading

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5 Things I Will Miss About Melbourne (Part 1)

I have a tendency to whinge. Any friend (or passer-by) who has seen me in a bad mood, or hungover, or simply having missed out on a vital three extra minutes of sleep will be able to tell you this. … Continue reading

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Oh Hello

So for the first time, I’m heading into the unknown (minus 5 points for cliché). As a brief explanation, for my entire life I’ve know exactly what I’d be doing the next year. My transition from high school to University … Continue reading

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