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An Expat Talks about Living in Berlin, Germany

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Berlin

How long have you lived there?

10 years

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

I would recommend the British Council in Berlin as everyone is great especially Eileen and Len and Paul from the cafe always welcome and also a great information place www.brotcoun.de

Also try the British Pub Sanmariter Strasse for a great atmosphere and good beers and sometimes real fish and chips. www.queenvic.de

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In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

Berlin is a modern city with a lot of diverse people although most places are segregated i.e Turkish people mainly in Kreuzberg and wedding it has recently become more open with tentative steps although cliches are still rife here.

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

The Maon sector is the public sector most people find work via word of mouth or by joining some kind of agency or through newspapers.

In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?

People here think that work is very important even to the point where it becomes the ultimate ptiority.

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If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

Don't unless you have enough money to support yourself or a job ready.

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