CONTRIBUTED BY LUCY B. When we first arrived in Germany, I struggled to find a community I could relate to. I worked hard to meet other parents in our neighborhood and at the kids’ school, and I struggled to eke out a few sentences of German to the other moms on the playground whenever I … Continue reading Children’s English Library Stuttgart
Shared with permission from Insurance4carhire - Click For Source Need to know more about traveling on the Autobahn? Check out these Germany Ja articles: European Driving – What Is Required? Fuel Cards German Road Signs Note: This is the newest photograph in our Photo of the Week category on Germany Ja! Do you have a … Continue reading "Photo" of the Week: Autobahn Infographic
CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH FORTE Holidays are supposed to be happy times - Norman Rockwell-esque gatherings with traditions, smiles, and people who love each other. But for those of us living continents away from our roots, holidays can be hard also. More than once I’ve spoken to someone who truly enjoyed living overseas, but struggled with … Continue reading Holidays Away From "Home"
CONTRIBUTED BY: AROUND THE WHEREVER Are you looking for a lovely and traditional gift that's actually made in Germany? In Kindsbach, a suburb of Kaiserslautern, shoppers can find just that at Galerie Wagner. It's a delight of German handicrafts with everything from cuckoo clocks to doll houses inside the store. The highlight there is the … Continue reading Galerie Wagner, Kindsbach
CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER LIDOWSKI Soon after arriving in Germany, I realized that I would need to go shopping. My new house, while beautiful, lacked closets in the bedrooms and cabinets in the bathroom, which is pretty typical for German homes. I was actually a bit excited about needing to shop. This meant that I finally had … Continue reading Ikea for Newbies
CONTRIBUTED BY LY TAN One of the important things to do in Germany once you have passed the first trimester of your pregnancy is to engage a midwife, who is going to be your best friend in antenatal care. My first child was born in Singapore where midwifery care was available but not extensive. As … Continue reading My Experience with Midwives in Germany