The Germany Experience

Life in Germany, as seen through the eyes of outsiders. Featuring the stories of foreigners who moved to Germany - either temporarily or permanently - and tips and advice for life in Germany. Get an inside view of the joys, the frustrations, and the quirks of adapting to the culture and learning German. New episodes every Wednesday.


episode 12: Through the Eyes of a Newly-Arrived Expat (Sarah From Syria, Canada, et al)

I first interviewed Sarah back in July for a bonus episode, because she'd almost been caught by a scam. We had such a great discussion that I wanted to have her back on the show, and here she is.

Although Sarah is new in Berlin, she is by no means new to the expat way of life: she has lived in Syria, Canada, Dubai, Malaysia, Japan, and now, Germany. She discusses how her international background has made adapting to new cultures easier, and how she views her identity.

She also gives her initial feelings on Berlin, Germany, Germans, and contrasts life here to life in Japan.

Follow Sarah on Instagram: @slikko

For the blog post about the episode:


 2019-08-12  38m