In my last blog entry I will give my readers an overview of what I differences in culture I have noticed between my home country of Germany and England. A common German stereotype is that they are very direct. Living in Berlin, I can confirm this. On the other hand British people are quite polite but take pretty long to get to the point in a conversation. I noticed this communicating with coworkers and people I met. Another point is that British people are very welcoming and open, I noticed this especially with my host mother, who was also kind to us.
Small talk is also a difference that I noticed. Germans, especially Berliners are terrible at small talk, but Brits, in my opinion, have mastered it quite well. These where some of the differences I’ve noticed while I lived and worked in London for two months. Maybe some people might disagree, but these are just my personal opinion, and what I noticed.