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5 German Traits I Lost After Moving To Thailand

Being German by birth (stop making fun of my accent while reading this!) I do come with a few typical German traits attached to my personality. I think most of you can relate in this regard. Not necessarily with being German but with having some traits that we might not even notice when living at home but that become obvious once we leave our cultural comfort zone. When thinking about those traits and how my personality changed ever since moving to Thailand I realized that I, more or less, lost…

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How to piss off a German expat

We have seen a lot of ‘How to piss off someone from…’ posts (I even wrote one: How to piss of someone from Bangkok) but not many of those posts actually covered how to piss off a non native living in a certain area. This might be the case because as an expat you are thought to be careful and blend in and adapt to the culture that you are ‘invading’. Nevertheless, especially considering that it’s 2014, not only expats should adapt to local culture, locals should also understand that expats…

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Germany offers work for qualified Thais

Being from Germany and having worked in vocational education in Thailand before I was quite happy to read news about a new rule that now allows Thais (and other nationalities of course) to search for work in Germany more easily. To more precise it’s about the recognition of ones obtained qualifications. That’s now easier than before and hence enables qualified job seekers to find corresponding work more easily. According to Labour Ministry permanent secretary Jeerasak Sukonthachart Thais will be able to enter 18 occupations in Germany if their qualifications, including…

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German Restaurant in Bangkok - Bei Otto Living 

German Restaurant in Bangkok – Bei Otto

After 2.5 years it finally was about time, I simply had to do it. After so many of my friends already did it I had to find it out myself and went to that famous place. The German Restaurant. Bei Otto. I did have some self-made German food since coming to Thailand – but i mostly was some improvised self-made food in my home kitchen (which is not a real kitchen). So I was quite eager to finally eat some ‘real’ German food again. Schnitzel, Sauerkraut, Kartoffelsalat….I heard a lot…

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