germany

Berlin squat eviction

I need to rant.

I’ve had enough of Germany. I know, I know, it’s given me opportunities that I could never expect in my homeland of Poland, I’ve spent amazing three years here, I married the love of my life here... But now it’s not time for good stuff. Now it’s time for a complaint.

Here’s (some of) the reasons why I want to move out from this country.

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I’ve been to so many weddings in my lifetime! Yet only one of them was not in a church, and not a single one was same-sex or performed in Germany. My first one is gonna be my own.

And I’m kinda scared...

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To those living in technologically advanced countries it might sound strange. But yes, here in Germany people do have a noticeable fear of PayPass.

I moved here two years ago and during that time I’ve witnessed a huge revolution in the field of payment methods. A revolution that is still way behind where Poland (Poland!) was already five years ago!

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Me at Halensee

Ich liebe, wie die Deutschen nicht prüde sind, wenn es um Nacktheit geht. Sie haben sogar eine Dating-Show, wo man ein Date nur darauf basierend auswählt, wie es nackt aussieht – und es gibt fast keine Kontroverse deswegen. Sie haben die Nacktheit sogar zum eine Art der Kultur gebracht – es nennt sich zwar FKK, Freikörperkultur.

Ich habe es immer genossen, nackt zu sein, sei es mit anderen Leuten oder nicht. Und von dem, was ich gehört habe, für einem FKKler gibt es nur wenige (oder keine) besseren Länder zu leben als Deutschland. Aber trotzdem gibt es einige Dinge, die ich nicht mag...

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Me at Halensee

I love how the Germans are non-prudish when it comes to nudity. They even have a dating show, where people choose their dates solely based on how they look naked – and it sparks next to no controversy at all. They’ve even created a kind of culture around being naked – that’s actually how they call it in German: FKK, Freikörperkultur, Free Body Culture.

I’ve always enjoyed being naked, be it with other people or not. And from what I’ve heard, for a nudist there are very few (or no) better countries to live than Germany. But still, there are some things that annoy me about it...

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I’ve lived in German for only about a year. Next Sunday, I’m already gonna vote in German elections. All thanks to my UE-citizenship.

There are four levels of elections here:

  • municipal (in case of Berlin it doesn’t mean the whole city, but its 12 districts)
  • country (one of 16 Bundesländer, including Berlin as a whole)
  • federal (Germany)
  • European (EP)

Thanks to the Article 22 of the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union, I can vote in the elections on the first and the latter level. And that’s, obviously, awesome. But it’s not enough.

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The Chancellor of Germany has given an interview recently, where she managed to fit two sentences that totally contradict each other. What a shame for the Empress of Europe to lack in consistency so much...

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Niemiecka Kanclerz udzieliła ostatnio wywiadu, w którym zdołały się znaleźć dwa totalnie sprzeczne zdania. Aż wstyd, że u Cesarzowej Europy takie braki w konsekwencji:

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