All too often, when we think about other countries, it is the big things that stick in our minds. The liquid tragedy that is wrongly called English weather; the elegance of Italian style and fashion; the extraordinary size of American food portions. Basically, things that we can see on the television everyday.
When we travel and live abroad, though, it is the little things that stay with us longest. The stories that we tell our friends are more likely to be about the fact that German people will stand still for what seems like hours at the side of an empty road, waiting patiently for the pedestrian light to turn green in fear being the first to ‘break the rules’, rather than how expensive the latest model Mercedes is, or how the national football team played in a very disciplined manner.
That’s what this blog is all about. The little things. Written by members of preStep and former guests, if it is your life’s ambition to know the answer to the age old chocolate spread dilemma, “Nutella vs Nuspli”, (Family wars have been waged over that one, friendships irrevocably damaged) or why it might be wiser to pack an umbrella than a pair of sunglasses in your suitcase when visiting the west of Germany.