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If a German 'gets on your cookie', it's probably because they have 'hair on their teeth' – but is it really worth making an 'elephant out of a mosquito'?
Learning German fluently is about integrating it into your daily life but without making it a chore; Germany-based expat Meg McFarlane shows us how.
Texan expat Alexandra shares her tips on how to stretch your euros and 'do as the Germans do' to discover a cheap and authentic Germany.
Do children use the teacher's first name, surname or just 'teacher' – and what does this reflect about local culture?
Should foreigners avoid joining 'expat bubbles'? Blogger Karen McCann considers the pros and cons of mingling with expat groups when living abroad.
As an expat it's more about memorising foreign irregular verbs or visiting that landmark you keep putting off, rather than slimming down or saving.
Maria Foley explains why family rituals are so important for giving expats some much-needed familiarity and a sense of belonging, particularly during festivities.
New Year's Eve in Germany brings parties, raclette, glühwine and fireworks. Michele Carloni recalls New Year's Eve in Berlin and what to expect for a German New Year's celebration.
There's no better time to mix the best of our cultural traditions than at Christmas. The Expatica team shares personal favourite Christmas traditions, as we reflect on the best of Expatica 2015.
Europe is about incorporating diverse cultural values, free movement and sharing ideas – would you vote for 'European' nationality?
There are certain idiosyncrasies in this lovely, and somewhat strange, country to get used to, says South African expat Charlotte Otter.
Anne Caborn of 'Make It And Mend It' offers a short guide to Thanksgiving, with tips, recipes and decoration ideas for non-Americans out there.
American expat Eric Asp does some soul-searching and asks why Thanksgiving is, for him, one of the hardest days of the year to be living in Europe.