Words on Germans & their Culture

There’s a Tea for Everything

Why Aren’t Germans Fat?

In the Nature

How to Do Good Weather Like a German

Small Talk and Saying No

Getting Gemütlich

There is No Such Thing as Bad Weather …

Of Kale, Childhood Food, and Pinkelwurst

An Encouraged Habit

A Tale of Two Santas

A Less Commerical Christmas

Of Rubbish Systems

The Deutsche Bahn and I

Baking Kitchens for my Childrens

Dopamine & Vitamin D


The Curse of the German Biscuit

The Breakfast Debate

Cautionary Tales

The Hilarity of Compounds

Greener Pastures (apartment hunting)

I Love Europe in the Spring Time

Bist du Blind?

What Makes Greece & Germany so Different?

Cats & Dogs

Language Battle

Somewhere in the Middle

Tut Mir Leid, Mein Dialekt ist Nicht Sehr Gut

Of Pickled Fish & Weißwurst

Germans and their Campervans


  1. Lauren Beckwith

    28 November, 2013 at 9:32 am

    I seriously might have to come to Weiden just to meet you. I am an American from FL and you are describing every thought I have ever HAD during my time here (4 years). I’ve been to Weiden (taught English at Nexans which is in Floß…ever smaller) and it was… an experience. Haha, I would love love to email you and find out more about your life there. Maybe if you’re ever in Munich we can get a coffee or something. Also I have a question about your English teaching situation. Did you say it was hard for you to find work? I feel like I might have read that somewhere, but I really dont understand why! You have a BA and an MA! English language schools fall all over themselves trying to get qualified teachers! If you need some help with that, let me know.

    1. Liv

      28 November, 2013 at 9:35 am

      Absolutely shoot me an email!

  2. cmperna6710

    25 January, 2014 at 1:40 am

    I just moved to Munich a few months ago as an Au Pair from the US and someone showed me your post of what I know about Germans. I’ve read a few more posts now an absolutely LOVE what you have to say and your writing style. It doesn’t take long living here to agree with everything you’ve said…the jay walking thing is exactly how I feel, it’s unreal!! I am looking forward to reading your other posts about Germany and the other places you’ve lived. Cheers!

  3. Pat

    3 April, 2014 at 4:00 am

    I am a German living in the US for 13 years and I absolutely love your website. Your observations are so true, so funny and a great read. Often I sent links to friends to “explain” Germany and the Germans to them. Thanks for making me laugh!

    1. Liv

      5 April, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      Thank you so much, I love hearing that. I am glad I can be of translation use!

  4. Chelsea

    8 February, 2018 at 4:43 am

    Hi Liv,

    I’m an Australian girl from Newcastle, NSW and have loved stimblinh across your blog. It’s hilarious! I’m very close now with a German boy and will be visiting Germany for a second time this Christmas.

    I have just read your post about the tea drinking saga and had to stifle a laugh as I read in my work lunch room. When he was visiting Sydney he had a sore throat, and made me run with him all over the city because he INSISTED he needed sage tea to cure him. Also avoided Air Con like the plague and wore a scarf to bed. The best! 🙂

    Keep up the great work, you bring joy to many people’s lives.


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