After 3 months here in Germany I have a list of things I like 🙂
1. German health care is awesome.
2. Everything is orderly. Well most of the time. The trains run on schedule, the trash is picked up and recycled, all the children go to school and get their check ups. Cars and trucks are kept serviced and everyone pays their taxes and takes care of their registered pets. The streets are clean and every yard has a gnome.
3. Germany takes care of it’s own. No German has to be homeless or without their basic necessities. That’s pretty great.
5. Groceries are better. We can get cheap locally grown organic produce whenever we want it. We can go pick our own if we have time. Even processed foods here have less chemicals and hormones.
6. Most people speak a second language sometimes a third and fourth.
7. A lot of Germans like to travel. Traveling generally makes people a bit more open minded and aware of the world around them. Travel to other countries is so easy, cheap and quick.
8. People are on time.
9. Everything is inexpensive.
10. The clubs don’t close until it gets light outside. .
11. There are no open container laws in Germany so you can enjoy your wine or beer wherever you want. They passed some laws about drinking on public transportation since I’ve been here but it’s nice to take a bottle of wine along with your picnic to the beach or the park.
12. Germans are helpful. The best thing about Germany is the German people. They are kind, humorous, polite and straight forward.
13. Children are accepted in public places.
14. Most working people get at least a month of paid vacation plus lots of paid public holidays. Add this to a little bit of overtime and most Germans only work about 10 months out of the year.
15. Disability and sick leave are much, much better than in the other countries.
16. The nature is natural. There is little urban sprawl, lots of forests and fields and beautiful unfarmed and undeveloped land. Germany is a very beautiful country.
17.I’ve met so many interesting and amazing people. I never stop being thankful for the wonderful people I’ve gotten to know!
18. Old buildings – It’s amazing to walk through history as you go about your day-to-day activities. Even in bigger cities like Stuttgart and Munich, there are buildings that are hundreds of years old and are still in use.
19. I love that Germany has so many bike paths and that everybody uses them all year round.
20. You have so much places to visit, to see, to have fun … You can`t be bored.
I hope you like this and I think I will be writing more about my life in Germany because there is so much things to say and share with other people …
Love , Jenn