Since I’m planning on moving to Germany next year, of course I had to be very observant about everything during my time there. That way, I can take in all the details, and experience less culture shock when I move (although oddly, I find foreign countries a lot more comforting to be in than home in Toronto).
To be honest, I’ve been delaying my posts about Germany because I’m not exactly sure where to start. I mean, I loved it. Everything was better than I expected, and I always have really high expectations. But before I venture into some really exciting blog posts in the next few days, here’s a list to get everything started….(also, making lists seems like a very German thing to do)
Top 5 Differences Between Germany and Home
1. Germans have really big pillows. Like, huge. They’re these massive squares that are about three times the size of the rectangular North American pillows. I quite like them as they’re very good for pillow fights.
2. German buses are very clean. HUGE improvement from home, where I’m forced to sanitize my hands anytime I touch one of those bus poles in fear of contacting some incurable disease (Buses also always arrive on time – it’s a miracle!)
3. It’s hard to find a place that sells just regular bottled water, as everyone seems to like drinking the carbonated version, which I strongly dislike. Actually, everything seems to be carbonated and bubbly. Even apple juice (horrible invention).
4. Cobblestone roads, while very pretty, can be very difficult to walk with heels in. I must master this talent by taking long walks in Montreal before moving to Europe.
5. German doors can be very complicated. Further details can be quite embarrassing so I’ll leave it at that.
So now I’m fully prepared to move.
Just have to, you know, find a job there and learn the language.