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136 posts, 06:50 hrs
Thanks for the answer Thai. I didn't document being offered or turning down money, as this was done over the telephone. I think first I will check with the real estate agent and see what she says. I…
3 posts, 06:04 hrs
Ambroxol isn´t a decongestant but a secretolytic. It can only work if you drink enough and will basically decrease the viscosity of your phlegm so that it can be expectorated more easily (or be…
14 posts, 05:50 hrs
No. A "Verrechnungsscheck" is a cheque you can´t get cash for, but which can only be credited to a bank account. Can be a hassle as you have to go to your bank and ask for it to be credited (or…
93 posts, 05:42 hrs
When political parties appease far-right memes, all they do is confirm that the underlying thinking was correct. The discourse slips further rightward. If it's right to be a little upset by…
9 posts, 23:33 yesterday
For those of you who are wondering, this isn't a Berlin-only event. Most of Germany will be able to see the full transit, I think, but all of Germany will be able to see part of it. If someone…
2 posts, 23:00 yesterday
I'm sorry to hear that happened... terrible feeling I'm sure. I don't have kids myself but I just visited my family and learned that the kindergarten my niece attends has only certain hours at which…
19 posts, 22:32 yesterday
Hello, I am contacting you to ask if you there is some baby sitter/nanny available immediately to start with us. Let me first introduce myself. We are a couple from Pakistan with a 2 years…
32 posts, 22:29 yesterday
What about butt implants? Very popular at the moment with Afro-American women. Some butts are so big, you can use them as a coffee table. Normally, I would attach a picture, but its not Friday yet.
67 posts, 21:00 yesterday
I mean that if she were caught doing this, she would be in trouble from the German authorities for working without a permit. She would have to decide for herself whether it's worth the risk, but it's…
4 posts, 20:58 yesterday
No ... I will be the landlord.. not the tenant... I am currently advertising the flat and I don't know if I am legally obliged to renovate the flat completely before renting it out...
11 posts, 20:54 yesterday
Well, you´re always free to change the ts and cs of the contract before you sign it. That´s what I did back in 2007 as I knew I´d be out of the country most of the year. I simply agreed with the gym…
1,077 posts, 20:50 yesterday
I have to smile at your first two sentences! Whoever said George Washington and Co. were terrorists? Even back then??? Rebels maybe. Terrorists ??? Or is that the FBI?  The second sentence: most of…
36 posts, 20:17 yesterday
Good noticing, John! I've never been too good at spelling (much to the frustration and disdain of my oldest sister who has a masters in English), hence why I followed a career in science instead. But…
11 posts, 19:43 yesterday
Great ! Three are needed. So let's do it and play! MadMax and Wahlschwabe, meed the first time in a pub downtown Stuttgart? Paulaner am alten Postplatz, Calwerstr. 45, S-Bahnstation Rothebüh...
32 posts, 18:30 yesterday
Hi, I had previous mentioned Arif as a good tutor. SInce then I've also done a lot of lessons with Dagmar. She has fair rates, is flexible, prepared, and has good techniques. I enjoyed my lessons…
2 posts, 18:20 yesterday
This is the first of our moving sales. We have a variety of items including, but not limited to: Toys, games, puzzles Books - English and German Patio table and chairs set kids bike men's…
16 posts, 17:21 yesterday
Hello all wondering if I could join I am about 20 minute drive from Gottingen, the town is called Northiem. Srau, I play basketball, wouldn't mind playing when my ankle is closer to 100%
8 posts, 17:07 yesterday
Hello to all, I have been in Bremen for 3 weeks now and am seriously sick of my own company...44 years young and living with my man. My german is pretty bad at the moment so everything is a…
7 posts, 15:56 yesterday
I don't live in Duesseldorf and have never lived there so I cannot recommend anything from my experience. Google suggested this one: tvgrafenberg.com/node/17... I keep repeating it - in Germany,…
110 posts, 15:03 yesterday
Time to cal the vote. Tonight we will meet at the Generator Bar. It is right next to Landsberger Alle S bahn. I will be there just before 7 pm to take advantage of Happy Hour. Looking forward to a…
395 posts, 14:53 yesterday
I had a similar phase to the OP (maybe a bit less) due to growing up in a rather dysfunctional family but it's over now. I had some successful relationships and enjoy flirting and life in general a…
28 posts, 14:11 yesterday
Traditionally the top 3 episode involves all triple threat activities, with acting coming more to the fore. Then a recap episode and the live finale. Im not exactly sure what is gonna happen next…
1 posts, 14:11 yesterday
Come see the first ever concert by the Munich String Band on Saturday, May 21st in the Eine Welt Haus. We're playing in the large hall on the ground floor, across from the bar, you can't miss it. The…
4 posts, 14:08 yesterday
Uh, no. More like it's prohibitively pricey to build tracks for beyond 230 km/h. And since DB was privatized in 1994 they can't just spend more of our tax euros if something costs more. The 300 km/h…
202 posts, 14:04 yesterday
That might be a bit of a generalisation. There is at least 1 German to whom this doesn´t apply. I´ve just seen him in the mirror. Just regard this as the lease Australians are paying for using…
7 posts, 13:52 yesterday
Hey everybody. Thanks for your replies. So far i've seen the city is beautiful, the crowd is young and cosmopolitan with a very large percentage of the population being foreigners. The Germans…
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Moving city is no excuse to quit the gym: court

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