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Food, Music & Love at SUBWAY – The bizarre Indian marriage proposal

She: Are you married?
Me: No. [smiling]
She [smiles]: Will you marry me?
Me, slightly confused, just smiling back. In the meantime a quite old-looking priest fully covered in white enters the shop.

Male employee [laughs and forms a plane out of his hand to show how she’ll fly with me to Germany]: Very good, Sir.
Me, just keeping the smile. Continue reading

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Chalo Karthikeyan, Chalooooo – The tragic life of Karthikeyan

It’s Thursday, the day of the week to start off into our holidays to Nepal during Durga Puja break. In order to to not miss the bus, we skipped our last class of today – obviously a very German thought … Continue reading

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Cross-cultural dialogue – Stereotypes Clash

A bunch of European students enter a small Indian shop to check if their SIM cards they purchased yesterday have already been approved. Indian: “Sorry Sir, the Airtel Office informed us that your father’s name is missing. Please note it here.” … Continue reading

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Unexpected problems with the weather

Okay guys, most of you should know that I usually don’t have any problems with heat. Well this time it’s different: I do. BUT to be specific, as expected the heat doesn’t affect my body that much, it does affect … Continue reading

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Welcome to India: Lesson I – getting some cash

– ATM #1: accepts no VISA cards – ATM #2: out of money – ATM #3: time out – ATM #4: out of service – Money exchange #1: sells only foreign currency – Money exchange #2 & last available option … Continue reading

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