Phyllosophia

Telling stories about living abroad, student struggles and cultural encounters

Tag: life abroad

Starting over-again

Sweat is dripping down my back as I struggle to push and pull my two suitcases and my backpack though the fifth coach of the train to Frankfurt. “I’m sorry” I say with an apologetic smile as I bump into the third handbag of a stranger.

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How to survive long low-budget flights and sleeping at the airport

I don’t know about you but about 95% of my past flights were “the cheapest option I could find”.  “The most convenient” regarding service or layover times are usually in the lower category of my priority list. My rule is: if I can get to my destination whilst saving a couple of hundred euros, I happily chose the smaller seats and the lack of service on and off the plane. When I then get on that low-cost plane, however, I often regret my choice.

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#01 Get to know me with a twist and uncovering Japanese stereotypes | with my best friend Itsumi from Japan

How I learned to speak and write in English like a native

“Wait… what? You are German? No way!” I love seeing the surprised faces of people when I tell them that I am whether British, despite my slight British accent, nor from any other English speaking country. Until today, it fills me with joy and excitement that I am able to speak English almost as well as German.

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