Posts Tagged ‘Germany’


Germany – the best country in the world

November 20, 2010

by Gibson Hummingbird

I would have never imagined saying something like that but in the past couple of years I tried to find reasons why almost every country was better than Germany however and thanks God, I changed my mind…. I have been travelling to a lot of places lately and believe Germany is by far the best place on earth 😉 Here are just a few reason why I don’t want to live somewhere else…

1 – First of all I love our food…no I don’t mean the German cuisine but our supermarkets and fresh markets….you can get healthy food at a favorable price. Fruits and veggies actually do taste like they are supposed to taste. Every time I am in the US I am looking forward to go back home and get some good food….and speaking of food –  German bread is by far the best bread you can get. I love our bakeries

2 – In Germany you have tons of Street cafes where you can sit outside or inside which are way better than any Starbucks or any other coffeehouse chain.

3 – I really like the fact that stores are closed on Sundays. You do get the feeling of a weekend and you can spend your day with family or friends or just hang out at home without feeling that you could go and do some shopping.

4 – You don’t need a car in order to survive like in the US. Our cities have excellent public transportation and plus you can use your bike as well or just walk 😉

5 – Vacation. Workers get 6 weeks’ or 30 working days’ holiday a year.

6 – Environmental responsibility … I’m not an eco freak but I really like the fact that we do have waste separation

7 –  Safety….living in Germany is pretty safe. I have been to Africa a few times now and yes the country is beautiful and most of the people are really, really nice but I could never imagine living there. Being stuck behind an electric fence and not being able to walk around town on my own would drive me nuts.

8 – Healthcare…Everybody in Germany has a health insurance

9 – Soccer…that’s our sport, especially since the world cup 2006, we have the best team ever 😉

I could go on and on and on with the list  😉 …. Oh there is one point I do have to mention….people in Germany are probably not the smartest in the world but compared to Americans they do have some brain. Each time I’m in the US I go bananas. Yes they do have Harvard, Yale or Georgetown but most of the people there are really “dumb” or at least poorly educated.

I still love travelling and exploring different cultures and as much as I love-hate the Americans they are my favorite country to travel to….I just wanted to say why I love my country ;)….we Germans do not like to appear too patriotic but yes we do love our country 😉



the whim of a moment

June 18, 2010

by Gibson Hummingbird

Ok you guys I know that there is a lot of blogging concerning true blood, planting flowers and jewellery …and somehow I am not into one of them, at least not at the moment 😉 in the next couple of weeks I am more or less focused on South Africa, cause it’s world cup time and yes I am trying to watch all soccer games…and today was a day I wished I hadn’t been able to watch the match between Germany and Serbia. Btw I’m totally team Germany cause we are unlike a lot of other teams a real “Mannschaft” and we know how to play soccer…and today well it just wasn’t Germany’s day. A lot will be put down to card-happy referee Mallenco, who turned the game on its head when he sent off Klose. I know that I can’t put all the blame on the referee but come on the refs down in South Africa are really weird this time….have a look at the US-Slovenia match. The referee disallowed a goal which clearly had been a goal..what is going on down there???

Well anyway in order to get over this day I’ll just keep in mind that Germany finished third in the last world cup in ’06, two years later second in European Championship and now two years later we have to win the cup.

“It’s better to lose now than in the knockout stages,” said  Arne Friedrich.