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Cross country, across cultures.

December 2007

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Shifting Standards and the Center of The World

I have been working on an international survey in the past few days, which is being answered by 11 teams of 11 different countries. And one thing really struck me in the way answers were given to certain questions. It was not so much the Continue reading Shifting Standards and the Center of The World

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The Toilet in the Bathroom

We've just moved appartments. Apart from the fact that we now have double the surface, there is one very important thing to me, French woman, in this new appartment, and that is the toilet. In Germany, toilets (except in restaurants) are in Continue reading The Toilet in the Bathroom

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The Credit Card Hell

I have already tackled one of the aspects that sometimes makes me think that Germany is a backwards country. I mean, don't get me wrong, it's an OK backwards country, but there are a few things that just drive me nuts. One of those is the Continue reading The Credit Card Hell

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