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True Friendship and Mutual Silence

“How was Germany? Did you go clubbing?” Why does absolutely everyone assume that the first thing I do upon coming back home is to go clubbing? Is it because I spent time in Saudi Arabia and am naturally expected to do all the ‘forbidden’ things every chance I get? “No, I didn’t. I was busy with other things”, I replied to my classmate who decided to stat a conversation with me out…

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Berlin Summer Cycling

Sometimes it can be very hard to start something anew after not having done it for a long time. For me, one of these things is cycling. It was a spontaneous idea coming from my hosts. While the sky was still light blue and the sun was shining like there was no tomorrow, each of us took a bike and followed the person at the very front. I have not been on…

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On Berlin’s Cultural Diversity

If I was asked to describe Berlin in terms of weather, I would need only one word. Bipolar. After nine months in steady warmth and sunshine day in, day out, I am back to Europe where the weather changes almost within hours. The day may start clear with a blue sky and sunshine only to turn grey and cold a few hours later. But even on days like these, I can still…

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We Children of Oslo Street

Whenever I board a plane, somewhere, there are parents sitting there with their children. At first sight, this is actually nothing special but when I take a closer look, I see how these kids (maybe 8 or 10 years old or something) are bent over an iPad and play games while the parents are just busy with themselves. And at this point I notice how much society has changed since I was…

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Why German Politics Are so Funny to Observe

My former school in Saudi Arabia had a Model UN club that pretty much everyone could join. At the very beginning I was as keen as mustard (I just looked up this idiom online. Let’s just say I was very enthusiastic) to join this club. I mean it is MODEL UN CLUB! How awesome would that look on my résumé, right? But as I spent some time thinking about the offer, I finally…

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German Bureaucracy 101 or How Polyglotism Killed Boredom

Is there anything more boring than spending hours in a fully crowded room, sitting on a bench that is as hard as a rock, staring at a screen on the wall and waiting for one’s number to show up in red digits, so that one can finally finish the appointment? I guess there are not many things that can be more dull than that but today I realized that depending on the…

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