When I moved from the Lone Star State to Germany in 2009, the lack of sunshine wasn’t the only change that took some getting used to. Six years later, these quirks still get to me, and they blow the minds of friends who hop the pond for a visit.
1. EVERYTHING is closed on Sunday
That includes Aldi and the mall. Stock up now because come Sunday, villages are post-apocalyptic ghost towns. But it’s not all bad; Sundays give you the chance to focus on neglected chores, like the three loads of laundry that will take two days in your “energy saving” LG washer and dryer.