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3 posts, 01:29 hrs
I always go to Haarwerkstatt. Costs me 15 EUR, and most Mitarbeiter are able to speak English even though I do my best to use German.   It's on a first come, first served basis (no appointments).
1 posts, 00:01 hrs
Note sure if this is the right place for this question, but I'm not sure where else I can ask.   I recently returned from a trip to Thailand where I met some wonderful people and taught a few english…
2 posts, 00:01 hrs
II lived in Rosenheim for ten years, back in the 70s/early 80s. Loved it. A perfect size, good schools, a concert series. This summer I was there for a few hours: it's changed, of course, but it's…
191 posts, 23:51 yesterday
The Wachowski siblings remind me of M. Night Shyamalan's career history. His career peaked with his third-directed film The Sixth Sense and then it went downhill from there; the Wachowskis career…
2 posts, 23:29 yesterday
I'm looking for an in-person course in English or German here in Berlin. Tips to where including reports on prior experience with such courses here in Berlin would be very appreciated. Thanks!
1 posts, 23:27 yesterday
Hello, I have the possibility of renting a flat from the BVK (http://www.bvk-immobili... While I'm not in a desperate situation, the main reasons why I want to move out of my current furnished…
6 posts, 22:30 yesterday
Yep, gonna be huge. Your chance to tuck into kangaroo burgers and kangaroo bratwurst!!! Also of course the usual favorites such as lamingtons, anzac biscuits and pavlova will be available and you…
2,310 posts, 21:18 yesterday
NEXT BADMINTON TUESDAY 07.07.2015 19:30-21:30 The closing time for reservations is the Sunday Midnight. Booking: Please sign up below. Please note that all names down at the deadline are committed…
5 posts, 20:07 yesterday
Are you still in Berlin? In Germany? If not, then please change your profile info. As others have said, if you haven't deregistered, then how do you expect the authorities to know you're no longer at…
28 posts, 19:24 yesterday
probably worth a visit to a lawyer, but I'd enquire first as to the costs, I would think it wouldn't be 250 to 300 Euros (including a letter) but make sure you ask first.    Did the landlord include…
3 posts, 19:10 yesterday
So sorry to hear of Sahitya's situation. Unfortunately, as Airwave said, the strict German data protection laws will preclude anyone who is not immediate family, or the Indian consulate on behalf of…
23 posts, 18:35 yesterday
Glad to hear that you did something. I would still suggest that you change up your routine a bit and honestly, pay attention to your surroundings in case he tries to do something.     
261 posts, 18:32 yesterday
We play our next game Wednesday July 1st at 6:00pm. We will be at location 1 near Chinese tower. As always, please bring a light and a dark shirt. Map to location 1: http://goo.gl/maps/K... See you…
507 posts, 17:01 yesterday
I went ahead and made the reservation as there have been quite a few responses already.  Reservation name Toytown.   If you cannot come for whatever reason, please note it here so that late comers…
24 posts, 16:00 yesterday
Secondary school (Realschule, Gymnasium, etc): child does not have to live in same area as school – §88 (4) Schulgesetz Baden-Württemberg. Primary school (Grundschule), child is supposed to go to…
5 posts, 15:51 yesterday
I used to live in Oftersheim from late 1991 to December 2007. It's a dormitory town with about +/- 10,500 people but in good reach of both Heidelberg and Mannheim.   If you want somewhere a little…
5 posts, 15:34 yesterday
Thanks everyone for your help!    So far it's looking like the best option is to catch the train in daily. CincyInDE you are right, there is a monthly pass for Traunstein - Munich which is very good…
17 posts, 15:31 yesterday
Hi all,   I am due in end of October'15 and just came across this meetup group. I would love to join in the next meetup (if it happens on an evening or weekends, as I am working on weekdays).  …
850 posts, 15:29 yesterday
--- The games group is a group of English-speaking people getting together to play board games (either with a specialized playing board or a specialized card deck). You can bring your favorite games,…
31 posts, 14:29 yesterday
It's Quiz time again in The Keg bar starting @‌ 7:30pm tonight and what better way to escape the heat than to join us in an air conditioned bar with a cold drink. Teams can consist of up to 5 people…
23 posts, 14:11 yesterday
What does your invoice say? The snack platter is set out on the table, not served to each person individually. The amount of food on the platter depends on the number of seats at the table. Hence…
3 posts, 13:35 yesterday
thanks Spider P  i have seen this make before on amazon it is one on my watch list but it is difficult to make decision when purchasing online thats why i thought recommendations are the best i am…
20 posts, 13:27 yesterday
Welcome, little_hat - add yourself to the signup list when you're sure about coming. And if real life gets in the way and you have to bail out, please post it on the thread. Thanks! Venue will be…
11 posts, 13:10 yesterday
Another question for you madzientist - does he actually live there at the shop also? I mean, is that also his apartment? If it seems like he does, ask the landlord and the Meiterverein. It may be…
2 posts, 13:08 yesterday
Nope. No such regulation. But there isn't anything prohibiting it, either, so if he writes it as a condition and you sign it, it's valid.   Therefore, you can take all that "in between us" stuff with…
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