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From Germany to Mexico, Australia...and back to Germany: Germanymore

06 May, 2019 11:44  Erin Erin

Germany more I’m Dominik, coming from Germany and now living in Frankfurt/Main after having lived for quite some time abroad.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
Due to work I have lived in different countries (e.g. Mexico, Australia, UK and El Salvador). Now I’m back in Germany and try to help foreigners living in Germany to make their live easier.

2.    How do you make a living ?
I work in the aviation industry as a Director for Supply Chain Management. Previously I was working as a Project Manager for Business Development also in the aviation industry and had the chance to see and live in many countries as we have customers all across the globe.

3.    How often do you communicate with home and how?
When I was living abroad I was communicating with home on a daily basis. Thanks to the technology that we have nowadays is much easier to overcome distances.

4.    What's your favorite thing about being an expat ?
Getting to know new people along with new sights on things and ways of working. The possibility to immerse into a new culture.

5.    What’s the worst thing about being an expat ?
Not being able to meet your family/friends in person (or only a few times).

6.    What do you miss most?
Friends/family and sometimes also the German food and beer (I know… a typical stereotype)

7.    What did you do to meet people and integrate in your new home?
A good starting point are obviously colleagues from work but expat networks (like blogexpt.com) have also helped me a lot to connect and meet with locals

8.    What custom/ habits do you find most strange about your adopted culture?
In Latin America (e.g. Mexico or El Salvador where I have lived) it’s quite common to mix beer with tomato juice and tabasco (a so-called Michelada). As a German I really had a hard time in the beginning to accept this…

9.    What is a myth about your adopted country?
Not all people in Latin America are living according to the “manana manana" principle ;)

10.    Is the cost of living higher or lower than the last country you lived in and how has that made a difference in your life?
Compared to Germany it was lower in Latin America and higher in the UK and Australia.

11.    What advice would you give other expats?
Get out of your expat bubble, get to know the locals and immerse yourself in the culture of your new home!

Germany more12.    When and why did you start your blog?
I started my blog back in 2017 when I came back to Germany and my plan was and still is to make the life of foreigners living in Germany easier by providing tips and tricks on how to save money and achieve things easier.
 
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