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Category "Comparing Life"

Christmas — in Summer???

It’s Christmas in Adelaide, and my German soul is longing for ice and snow, darkness and the glitter of the lights at real Christmas trees, the hot and spicy “Gluehwein”, just “Weihnachten”.   But here I am — down under, in the summer heat of the Southern Hemisphere.  True Aussies around me enjoy these Christmas temperatures in the low and mid-30s … be aware, we are talking shade in some remote corners of a weather station somewhere around here, i.e. the temperature I feel are much higher, and this is definitely true out in the sun.

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4 X 2 – Comparing Australia with Germany

Travelling in another country, or migrating into a different nation, seem to be two very different pairs of shoes.  A traveller always intends to “go home” again, thus returning to his or her place and familiar customs.  However, migrating means to leave “everything” behind, not only the “things” I may easily say goodbye to, but also all non-material patterns, which determine my way of life and the relationship to the people around me. [Read more »]