48 hours in Berlin

November 1, 2013 at 6:48 pm

According to legend, Berlin’s residents take pride in being blunt to the point of grumpiness. The phenomenon even has a name: The Berliner Schnauze (“Berliner snout”).

Are the Berliners hard done by? Or is the reputation deserved?

Either way, Berlin … Read more

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Five European national stereotypes that aren’t (entirely) true

August 21, 2013 at 8:08 am

It is much easier to have an opinion about people if you don’t actually have to meet them before forming that opinion. That’s just being efficient. Like a German.

Most stereotypes have some foundation in truth, but not all. And … Read more

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