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Oh God, My Wife Is German
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Expat adventures from a German-American couple living in Hannover, Germany.
Expat adventures from a German-American couple living in Hannover, Germany.

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Until recently, I assumed people came to our blog for a quick laugh. Maybe to read one of my wife’s Denglish quotes, or perhaps to read about the culture shock I’ve experienced as an American expat in Germany. What I did not expect, however, was the sheer…
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Seeking a Change of Scenery: My German Wife Orders Tickets for the 'Phantom of the Opera' in Hamburg, Germany

I am a huge nerd. I sit in front of my computer every day designing logos, making websites and creating original illustrations for my clients all around the world. My hobbies include reading, writing and avoiding social interaction at all costs. Given the…
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Best WhatsApp Messages: The Top 10 Funniest Messages Between an American Expat and His German Wife

You’ve probably already heard of WhatsApp Messenger — the free instant messenger app for smart phones — but you may not fully appreciate it for the worldwide savior of long distance relationships it is. (After Skype, of course, but nobody likes a smart…
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Why American Expats Like Me Should NEVER Become English Teachers in Germany

As I’ve said many times before, my wife is German and she is a Gymnasium teacher here in Hannover, Germany. As such, she teaches two primary academic subjects, but she is also required to conduct elective classes. These classes are usually fun things,…
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Rehydrating After the Gym: Why Popular Sports Drinks Fail to Impress My German Wife

As you probably know, I’m an American expat and freelance graphic designer working from my home office in the city of Hannover, Germany. Like a lot of self-employed creative types, I am a spiteful little shut-in with introverted tendencies and a general…
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Wedding Tips for Marrying a German: 5 Things to Know Before 'Die Hochzeit'

I am American. My wife is German. We got married in the States and it was awesome. So awesome, in fact, I was inspired to write this blog post for the benefit of every American who has married — or is about to marry — a German person while in the United…
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The Top 5 Weirdly Specific, Totally Irrational Fears and Phobias of an American Expat Living in Germany

We’re all afraid of something — spiders, heights, confined spaces — these are all common phobias. And while they scare the everloving shit out of me too, I have an additional set of fears which are far weirder and less rational than the rest. Fears I have…
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Ungrateful Little Sh*ts: What It's Like to Plan a Field Trip for Teenage Students in Hannover, Germany

As you are probably aware, my wife is German. She is also a Gymnasium teacher here in Hannover, Germany. This means she teaches students between the ages of 10 and 18 — or 5th grade through 12th. That’s a lot of teenagers, man, and if you’re anything like…
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How One American Expat Celebrates the 4th of July Outside the United States

How One American Expat Celebrates the 4th of July Outside the United States An interview with the author of ‘Oh God, My Wife Is German,’ conducted by ParcelHero.com – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 1. Why are you a resident in Germany? Where in […]
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Fashion Tips from My German Wife: Choosing the Perfect Tie for Any Occasion

My wife and I have attended a few weddings here in Hannover, Germany — like 3 or 4 — so you’d think by now I would have my wardrobe all figured out, but I absolutely do not. I wore my dad’s old, gray, 1970s suit (with suspenders) for every formal occasion…
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