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Certain projects will be kicked off in various places and offered to the public domain for others to join in and have fun with.
After thirty odd years in the country, one day I decided to do something I had obviously never before attempted. We had guests staying and out I trotted with the dog to purchase some goodies at the baker I frequent. They have friendly, chatty and certainly
The Germans are said to be respected yet not shown affection. Since its creation, modern day Germany has enabled its inhabitants to develop stronger character and higher ethic values. On the whole, the people in Germany have a high standard of living.More...
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At last the shift from an unhealthy angst of nationalism to a tentative yet open patriotism has been accomplished. Waving the flag has become acceptable and widespread. The Germans have arrived home. For some, an insignificant step, for others and important ongoing phase of development.
When someone in parts of Germany means three thirty, they say half before four (halb vier). In cross-cultural meetings, time can be more than the position of the hands of a clock. Check both time and language; a crucial amount of time can separate destinies.More...
Germany's Great started the first Smile Days project in Düsseldorf 2007. Debate was stirred about the health value of a smile. A chance meeting with an English speaking foreigner led to a student design challenge in Berlin and the Du project was raised a level. More soon.
Germany had long come home in 2010, that's why we suggested turning May 1 and October 3 into smile days. We watched surprised, that few official events and even less individual initiatives took place so decided to show that a feel good factor can be developed and promoted with a smile.More...