Category: Opinions

Talking about my beliefs…

What’s different in me after 5 years in Germany

I just can’t believe it when it comes up to my mind. I still remember the first day I came to this country as if it was yesterday. Every single detail of it from the moment I landed in Frankfurt, to how I managed…

Why I left Technical Sales

Yet another step in my professional career which I want to share with you guys. It was during one of those long July days with its typical German weather (guess what is it?) that I decided to give the freedom to my pen during…

This kind of retaining Love I have

March has always been a special month for me. Some years ago, a lot happened during this period of the year. A set of events and decisions which reshaped my life in a different way. Maybe to a better way ? I never knew….

Day 36: Volunteers for Volunteers, forever

It is coming to an end. All this experience, all those nice moments, all those great events are over, or almost. People around have started to feel nostalgic already. I was trying to enjoy those last days the most. I stayed in the village…

Day 21: Why I am doing Paralympics

It’s 11:12 am and it’s the beginning of September. People say it’s Monday of the year but thank God I’m not having this feeling because I’m living a dream with great people here in a parallel world, the world of enthusiasm, positiveness and solidarity….

Day 0: The Departure to the Olympic Games

I made it to the train to Frankfurt airport just in time. My mind started to relax only when I finally sat and realized how close this dream has become. Then I started playing back in my head how my day was… I’ve already…

Life Lessons I got from Traveling

One of those mornings I was browsing some articles on my way to work, and somehow I fell on a video shared on National Geographic. A video about a guy who decided to quit everything and start a 7000-mile bike trip. When he was…

One day at the Festival of Cultures in Stuttgart

Stuttgart, the sixth biggest city in Germany is situated in the South-Western region of the country. It’s not only one of the economy corner stones of Europe with the headquarters of Bosch, Porsche and Mercedes, but also one of the most intercultural and international…

6 tips to increase your net salary in Germany

Taxes are deducted “from the source” in Germany (directly from the gross salary) and the fact to do a tax declaration each year helps you get some money back, if it seems that you’ve paid too much during the fiscal year . Unlike France, for example,…

Steuererklärung for beginners

Germany has the most complicated taxation system in the world. In the country of rules, regulations and law, finance people and politicians went too far with detailing every single case and finding a financial context for it. Now, none can master this taxation system by…

The pursuit of Happiness

You wake up everyday sleepy, confused and not really in the mood to start a new day ? Your daily commutes and your tasks at work have recently become a source of overwhelming routine ? Are you sometimes being too negative and pessimistic ? Well…

Why I left Software Development for Technical Sales

It’s been already 8 months now, since I changed my job for the first time in my career. After my graduation in late 2012, I spent one year in the German-Tunisian graduate program and then got my first job ever: A Software Engineer at Valeo Switches…

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