"Mr. Stoda, Which countries do you prefer to live in?"
By Kevin Stoda, Germany
I was asked this question last week by one of my students here in Germany. Because I was teaching other things that day, I moved on rather quickly when distracted by another query. At the same time,, I had been surprised by the fact that the student, who had already seen many websites and web blogs of mine would not have automatically noted that I do, in fact, enjoy living in his country.
Because I have to do so many things in Berlin today, I do not have time to list down all the things that make Germany an interesting place to live and work. However, I will add that I have moved here to live, work, or study in Germany at least three times, so there must be something to this old world country, which keeps drawing me back. (I have only moved back to my homeland to live, study and work 3 or 4 times since 1986. The USA is a federal state.)