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.
I’ve been in Berlin now for 2 weeks, and I’m happy to be back here, rather than in London. Even though I had a fun time due to the fact that family and friends visited me, I did miss my other friends and family in Berlin. Yesterday my Grandfather turned 77 and the whole family met up and had we had a great time. I was happy to see all of my family, since I hadn’t seen them in 2 months.
On Saturday it was finally time. After a breakfast of cereal my roommate and I made our way to the twin agency headquarters, where we were picked up by a bus. The bus journey to the airport took about an hour, where we arrived way to early, at 3.
Today was our departure day. We woke up at around 10am and started with a good breakfast. After the breakfast, we finished packing our luggage.
We left our house at around 12:30 and went to the agency. We met there the other guys and of course we were a bit early because we should have been there at around 14:00. It took us just around 1 hour to get there, as I already know from my work experience.
We arrived early at the airport so we had to wait some hours there, but better too early than too late.
Berlin – Departure
Starting early in the morning in Berlin I was pretty nervous about the flight and not missing anything. It was my first flight afterall. I arrived at Schönefeld Airport at around 8:30 am together with Kevin and Andy and we later met Florian at the terminal.
Luggage check in and security check cost us almost 2 hours, so we were ready to board just sly after 10:00 am.
In retrospect flying wasn’t as bad as I thought it would. Except the landing was pretty rough.