Digitization, WG living, and coming to Germany on a scholarship (Alex from the USA)

Alex is originally from Nebraska, USA, but is now living in Hamburg. She joins me to discuss, among other things, her love for "zu verschenken" culture, how scholarships offer a world of opportunity for coming to and staying in Germany, and how living in a WG has given her an insight into German life that she might not have had otherwise.

She also talks about the German things that fascinate her: the lack of digitization, strange opening hours, and Kirchensteuer (church tax). And I discover that there is something called "Kinderlosenbeitrag", or "childless fee", which she has to pay because she has no children.

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