„Life in Germany is quite different to life back in Australia. In Europe, I find that a much greater importance is placed on enjoying life rather than squirreling away to save for a deposit on a house and then drowning in a pool of debt for the next twenty years. I also find that Europeans have a much healthier work-life balance than Australians, who can get caught up in the daily grind. The efficient and extensive public transport system in Germany also means that I don’t have to rely on a car to get around like I did in Australia. Living in Europe also made me realise how consumer-based and materialistic Australian society is, which I definitely don’t miss! What I do miss about Australia is the beautiful weather, the wide-open spaces and the quality of the produce, which is unparalleled anywhere in the world.“
Rachel Bale is Australian, living as an Expat in Berlin. She has the amazing Blog departmentofwandering. It’s all about discovering Germany and Europe through the eyes of a person from overseas. For me as a German it is always interesting how foreigners look at Germany.
Photos: Rachel Bale