Okay, we have to admit it now: The title of this blog is probably not accurate anymore since we decided to leave London a year earlier than planned. Most of your friends and colleagues know already (or at least should know). We haven’t been quite as happy in London as we should have been. There … More Who mentioned something about „two years“…
Although living for 8 months in this country and having gained quite some insights into the British culture, there are still some new aspects we discover and which give us reason for having second parts of certain blog posts. In this case, we’d like to continue the British Theatre Habits. As part of our cultural … More British Theatre Habits -Part 2
Regular readers of our Blog are well aware of our struggles with banking and call centre ending up just too often without the right answer or any help at all. Today, I have been told a story compared to which our past experience seems to be just ridiculously unimportant. A colleague of mine and his … More Sorry, we are closed!
Although the title might indicate it, this article is not about former Eastern Germany, where queuing and sharing was part of daily life. This article is rather about cultural differences connected with queuing and sharing. Although the event as such was not enjoyable, we were able to experience almost missing a flight due to problems … More About queuing and sharing
As it seems, I am not quite lucky in my interactions with banks. The story started when I was going to open a second bank account. One might think, why would they need a second bank account. But when you are getting paid in Stirling and have to pay certain costs in Euro, you soon … More Another story about banking
Follower of our blog may remember that we unsuccessfully planed to see a ballet on Valentine’s Day (see blog entry of 14 Feb). Just to let you, we finally enjoyed the ballet on 14 March. This Blog entry, however, is not about the ballet but about British Theatre Habits. Firstly, Brits do eat in an ordinary theatre … More British Theatre Habits
To start with: I have been so naive, when I have thought there wouldn’t be much differences between the UK and Germany. Although the differences might be smaller than to other countries in the world, they are still significant. Not yet arrived, I had my first cultural shock when dealing with call centers. Getting things … More First cultural shock