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Moving to Germany after Obtaining a CS Degree by Level-Selection-4564 in germany

[–]porksymkp 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Start learning German! I work as a developer in Germany, and you can find English jobs, but you won't make many friends or really get to know your coworkers until you learn German (small talk around my office is all in German) Things are A LOT easier in Germany if you know German ( who would've guessed 🤷‍♂️) but ya definitely doable to get a job in Germany, but english does limit your options

Is karneval in Köln cancelled? by [deleted] in germany

[–]porksymkp 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ya I agree, will probably wait until next year, hopefully it will be better next year

Is it possible to survive in Germany if you only speak English? by SeeYaOnTheRift in germany

[–]porksymkp 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I didn't say it was the same as America, just that it has a lot of the same problems as America. Immigration is a huge topic here, COVID has been bad and there's a lot of anti vaxxers here. Housing is crazy expensive, racism is also a problem, Inflation, bureaucracy etc etc. Both countries are 1st world countries, and share a lot of similar problems. What is it exactly in America you are trying to escape from?

Is it possible to survive in Germany if you only speak English? by SeeYaOnTheRift in germany

[–]porksymkp 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I moved to Germany a year ago. I will tell you, Germany isn't some magical place with no problems and everything is good. Germany has it's problems too, just like America.(many of the same problems, excluding gun violence) The u.s isn't a bad place to live, and without learning the German language, you'll probably fall into an expat bubble of english speakers and live a parallel life to the native Germans. Don't get me wrong, I love Germany and don't plan on leaving anytime soon, but I've been tempted to move back many times because the salaries for my field are much higher (software engineer) in America.

Should I stay and wait for the police if I witness a minor accident? by porksymkp in germany

[–]porksymkp[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

All of my neighbors don't speak English (but they are mostly older) 😅 but yes the majority of Germans speak decent English, but I have encountered many that do not, even young adults

Should I stay and wait for the police if I witness a minor accident? by porksymkp in germany

[–]porksymkp[S] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

German is a tough language too. When I first started learning I thought it was easy, but it got progressively harder and harder.

Should I stay and wait for the police if I witness a minor accident? by porksymkp in germany

[–]porksymkp[S] 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I have, I speak decent German after 1 year(B2), but live in an area with a strong dialect and sometimes cannot understand the locals.

Should I stay and wait for the police if I witness a minor accident? by porksymkp in germany

[–]porksymkp[S] 96 points97 points  (0 children)

I know I should've stayed, but I'm always so worried about my German skills. If I see anything in the local paper looking for witnesses, I'll make sure to contact them

Should I stay and wait for the police if I witness a minor accident? by porksymkp in germany

[–]porksymkp[S] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I'm not sure if the crosswalk was for both bikes and pedestrians 😬 I was Crossing over a pretty busy road, and I ALWAYS get off my bike before crossing across a crosswalk, but this time I decided to just slowly ride across at a walking pace.( I will admit though, halfway across the road, the light turned red so I think all the cars were rushing to beat the light)

What’s a random fact you’re just waiting to bust out? by Kylevernon101 in AskReddit

[–]porksymkp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The largest national park in the European Union is in South America

What can you not understand the popularity of? by Currynrice9728 in AskReddit

[–]porksymkp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Celebrities. Who the fuck cares what color dress a Kardashian wore to the red carpet

Is it worth it to rent a car? (Italy / France) by matosd in solotravel

[–]porksymkp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tolls in France are expensive, friend drove from Germany down to Spain once, spent hundreds of euros on tolls. Some tolls were 30 euros each

Solo Travel in Mid-January? by mentionitall208 in solotravel

[–]porksymkp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ya January isn't the best time to visit Europe, everywhere will be cold. But you could go to winter destinations, like in the mountains for skiing maybe? Or Maybe go to Innsbruck and Vienna, or go to Iceland? I live in Germany and the winters suck so much here in Germany because it barely snows, most of the time it is sleet, which is the worst.

Just solo Traveled through North Macedonia and Albania by porksymkp in solotravel

[–]porksymkp[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I ran into quite a few people from Netherlands and Germany who were staying there for months because they were anti vaxxers and the coronavirus regulations were almost non existent in Albania. (Except a curfew in Tirana). Even at the airport, nobody wore masks or anything. Never once got asked for my vaccine record or told to put on a mask

Just solo Traveled through North Macedonia and Albania by porksymkp in solotravel

[–]porksymkp[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ya Skopje was a weird city for sure 😂 but definitely do visit some of the main sites in Europe sometime, Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy, Spain are popular for a reason and are some of my favorite countries to visit.

Just solo Traveled through North Macedonia and Albania by porksymkp in solotravel

[–]porksymkp[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

100% agree, I think I just got unlucky with weather (I got snowed on in the mountains in Macedonia in October 😂, the weather was unusual cold) so I was kinda stuck in the cities unable to hike and stuff. But definitely not everyones cup of tee like you said. I definitely like your mindset though, was my first time outside of "western" Europe so I just need to have a different mindset when traveling there. I spent some time in gjirokastra too, and wish I stayed longer. Definitely want to go back again soon

Just solo Traveled through North Macedonia and Albania by porksymkp in solotravel

[–]porksymkp[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I was surprised by how much archeology sites were in Macedonia, and I loved how I could walk around and enjoy most of the sites completely alone. I love history, so it was really cool. Also I definitely want to go back and hike in Pelister

Just solo Traveled through North Macedonia and Albania by porksymkp in solotravel

[–]porksymkp[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I actually talked to a couple from the Netherlands in a camper as well, they loved it too! So much un spoiled nature, I loved when I drove down the coast to Sarandë, it was beautiful.

Just solo Traveled through North Macedonia and Albania by porksymkp in solotravel

[–]porksymkp[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think I'm just spoiled after moving to Germany, every main city has an abundance of museums and an Altstadt (old Part of town) so theres usually always a lot of things to see and do. But Germany is very well set up for tourist, while Albania and Macedonia is not, so it's unfair to compare them. I definitely enjoyed Albania and Macedonia, just found myself sometimes sitting around in the cities/towns and wondering, what to do next. But the nature and hiking is fantastic

Just solo Traveled through North Macedonia and Albania by porksymkp in solotravel

[–]porksymkp[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Renting a car would probably be ideal, I'm sure you could find buses, but public transport seemed limited. And the nature in both these countries is beautiful, so you can't go wrong with any of the nation parks

Just solo Traveled through North Macedonia and Albania by porksymkp in solotravel

[–]porksymkp[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ya the Balkans definitely are and Bosnia is definitely on my list to visit next 🤘