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What Is The Etiquette For Tipping In Germany?

  What Is The Etiquette For Tipping In Germany?   Usually one of the first considerations of cultural awareness when just arriving in a new country for the first time, tipping in Germany falls into this bucket and has an etiquette of its own. It can often...

Dealing With German Parking Fines And Speeding Tickets

  Dealing with German Parking Fines And Speeding Tickets   At some point, most of us who own cars here are probably going to get slapped with a speeding ticket or a parking fine. The latter are especially common with often confusing signs and parking...

Why German Punctuality And Planning Is Serious Business

  Why German Punctuality And Planning Is Serious Business   Germans are known for being organised, methodical and rigorous in the way they plan their work day and personal lives. This extends to the notoriousness that German punctuality plays in their...

Which Types Of Insurance In Germany Are Really Necessary?

  Which Types Of Insurance In Germany Are Really Necessary?   Insurance in Germany is a HUGE industry. Germans seem to love their insurance almost as much as the British enjoy talking about the weather. I often joke that given half a chance, a German would...

Another Expat Survey – But Does It Tell Us Anything Useful?

  Another Expat Survey - But Does It Tell Us Anything Useful?   InterNations have this month published their Expat Insider 2017 Survey, an annual survey of the global expatriate community. An annual expat survey which they have published since 2014, this...
James Meads

James Meads

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Born and raised near Birmingham, UK, James moved to Germany in 2006 for a job opportunity. Fluent in English and German, since living here he has figured out how to submit his own tax returns, been hired for 3 different jobs, bought 2 apartments, encountered and solved endless random bureaucratic issues, and has helped many friends do most of the above! This gave him the idea to start Live Work Germany, originally as a blog, and now expanding as a business offering online services to the expat community.

Most favourite thing about Germany: Wine festivals
Least favourite thing about Germany: Everything is closed on a Sunday

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