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12 posts, 12:35 hrs
Just heard from a Brit friend here in German that you Brits expat have no right to vote on Brexit (and neither at general election). Wow, was really shocked. I am old enough that I learnt long time…
3 posts, 12:25 hrs
I doubt if you find something cheaper in Hamburg. Check Meininger : meininger-hotels.com/... sometimes it has offers starting at 25 euro for a double room, but it is a 3 star hotel with free wi…
7 posts, 12:08 hrs
"You really want us to write here an essay about all the international schools? " Honestly that's not at all what I wanted. Apologies for how the thread was started and if it was unclear or…
1,394 posts, 12:07 hrs
There are countries where straight guys kiss each other on the cheek when they meet (i.e. Argentina), there are countries where straight guys walk on the street holding hands (i.e. India), there are…
101 posts, 10:58 hrs
@sluzup: I would ask that teacher if the "native" German kids are getting extra homework, and separate tests from the Deutsch teacher? That would be the only way to justify what she's doing to your…
142 posts, 10:32 hrs
Since I'm not a big fan of beer I just gave them a call They have 3 beers on tap but they are a little pricy for the area. €3.80. No hard feelings if you wanna suggest a different place
8 posts, 10:28 hrs
Ludicrous. So instead of adding a hyperlink to a high res image hosted elsewhere (which takes up none of TT's space), you are forced to download the image, rob it of its very essence by resizing it…
9 posts, 07:12 hrs
Your lawyer might be referring to this ruling, but I think you've misunderstood what he told you. In this case the Bundesrerichthof ruled that "a clause that effectively acts as a blanket ban for…
3 posts, 04:18 hrs
Am is a contraction of an dem, which roughly translated into English means on the. Dem is the dative pronoun for masculine and neutral nouns. A day is a masculine noun, der Tag. And an is a…
36 posts, 01:39 hrs
I knew quite a few people in Canada living in roommate situations. Some were young, some were on benefits, some were working poor and some were divorced. I had a coworker in his 50's, divorced who…
131 posts, 00:53 hrs
This'll probably sound weird, but I'm curious to know how this picture was taken... It looks like it should be taken by the person who's legs are in the picture, but that's obviously not the case, as…
21 posts, 23:56 yesterday
HI I am about to relocate from Berlin to Munich where I am planning to let my twins start the Grundschule. Thery are bilingual (tri..actually) but we are looking for a English German school.
16 posts, 23:42 yesterday
I am still active. The best place to look is Meet up.There are 2 regular meets ups. One is Tuesday evening and the other is Sunday morning at 11. Quite a few people turn up but the standar is…
1,011 posts, 23:39 yesterday
In any country you will find that having a residence and work permit before seeking work will greatly facilitate getting work. Few employers will want to go through the trouble of helping you do this…
14 posts, 23:18 yesterday
It may seem like a joke, but it's definitely not. These days a lot of people are making very good money specializing on the subject of emotional intelligence because for many organizations it's a key…
142 posts, 23:05 yesterday
Was quite a twist... They hinted about it earlier but it opens up a lot of things. The old king was mad, heard voices.... Who could that have been... If he can affect that past, he can change…
88 posts, 23:00 yesterday
Call me old fashioned but I think that importing 1.3 million migrants in a single year with hardly any security checks isn't exactly insignificant. It would have been 10 million by the end of 2020 if…
16 posts, 22:56 yesterday
Hello, I am working right now as a nanny. I have a lot of experience with Kids, ranging from the age of a newborn to Teenagers. In the summer I have a break of 6 weeks from work from July to…
25 posts, 22:23 yesterday
Thanks Leon. Problem is the forest is protected I have already asked for a copy of the report as I felt that their insurance was pulling a fast one as I could not see any damage from my side by…
27 posts, 21:31 yesterday
Why are you trying to confuse me with waffle ? Waffle this, waffle that, I actually have no idea what you are trying to say. If you worked in the UK and the US and the German companies wanted…
7 posts, 18:01 yesterday
Yep, its a good idea to block the parking spot. Keep in mind the signs are heavy, so you'll pretty much need a vehicle to pick them up, and the need to be in place some days/weeks before the moving…
270 posts, 18:00 yesterday
The ticks are very bad so far this year (in Munich). We take at least two or three off our dog every time we come home from walking her. Luckily we have only had three attach, not counting the one…
1 posts, 16:59 yesterday
Looking for the best sports bar in Berlin to watch the European Champions League Final 2016? Belushi's is home of football and The Champions League in Berlin and now we’re gearing up for the…
2 posts, 16:33 yesterday
Listen Very Carefully I shall say this only once! This Friday I will get my Pink Stonker out for the first time this year and erect it at The Kongress Garten formerly known as Augustiner Zum Alter…
2 posts, 16:18 yesterday
Hi there Michael, Maybe you could ask on this Facebook group : facebook.com/groups/1... I'm sure you would get lots of reply. Otherwise, good ol' MeetUp can help you : meetup.com/cities/de/...
12 posts, 16:10 yesterday
Hello dear families!! I am working full time as a nanny. But have a Long break in summer, and was wondering if there is somebody looking for help during the Holidays. I am free in between mid…
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