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23 posts, 08:51 hrs
The bolded part is absolutely correct. I am in the publishing undustry, have published books through a big publisher, a small publisher, and self-published. I also have an agent. I have written an…
7 posts, 08:51 hrs
Hey withers It is never a good idea to post your e-mail address, where it will remain forever, on an open forum page, unless you welcome the spam and scam mails from the folks who buy lists of…
9 posts, 07:29 hrs
Thanks for the link! (And yeah, the explanation might have been silly, but I have no way of knowing if whoever reads my question knows what I'm talking about or not. Instead of just assuming they…
145 posts, 07:02 hrs
I'm sure you can go to special places for good beer, but at your average restaurant/bar, the beer in Berlin is generally awful, and the selection is very limited. One of the biggest surprises about…
29 posts, 03:56 hrs
An interesting discussion which is developing on more avenues than just tipping. Just for the record I'm a limousine driver for one of the limo companies around Munich, I have my P-Schein (as 2B…
1,717 posts, 23:25 yesterday
If you fly on Lufthansa and notify the flight attendant that it's your birthday, the flight crew (including the Captain) will pour flour on top of your head and make you drink Schnapps for the…
5 posts, 22:20 yesterday
We should make a Heilbronn Sticky or something here, every 'X' months someone wants to meet people, the answer is the same Atleast she found the group. Is it that we aren't visible enough on FB or…
2 posts, 21:42 yesterday
This is just a legitimate way for english viewers to view their favourites whilst holidaying abroad like coronation street but comes with a subscription. With regards to credit cards you…
9 posts, 21:26 yesterday
Speedports haven't been based on Fritzboxes for many years now, only very old models can be flashed with a Fritzbox firmware even though the W724v Typ B has similar hardware to Fritzbox 7490.
103 posts, 21:12 yesterday
My german considers that the epitome of American short-cutting. When it's this hot though, I prefer to forego the cheesecake and go straight to the fruit topping with whip cream (American style,…
3 posts, 21:08 yesterday
Hi again, matthewg On the other thread you posted on several posters already advised you how you should deal with this situation legally so why don't you just follow that advice? This is a…
1,207 posts, 18:31 yesterday
Gwaptiva, so many people are wondering, just like you, what Lochte was thinking when he fervidly lied like that in Rio while he was on the world stage at the Olympics? I'm happy he's been now dropped…
10 posts, 18:13 yesterday
Sorry folks, the last couple of days were a bit hectic for me, so I only post the pictures from our Aiplspitz now. Thanks everybody for joining! This was a very nice trip and a very nice company to…
446 posts, 17:59 yesterday
This is terrifying, but also really pessimistic about the world we live in. That being said, it's plausible enough to scare the bejeebus out of me. Idiocracy was a truly prophetic film.
4 posts, 16:12 yesterday
So, you will continue to pay Health care coverage? But, maybe you have an International travel insurance? The main issue might be- if you leave the country for more than 6 months, then your visa…
36 posts, 15:57 yesterday
Farmers when selling ground for building houses on always charge the maximum price they can get. We have to live on our salary so it´s normal to look around for the cheapest goods.Who will guarantee…
24 posts, 12:31 yesterday
Quick reminder: the deposit for this hike is due on Saturday 27th of August. You can pay by PayPal or bank transfer (please send me a PM). Please select “Friends and Family” when paying by…
43 posts, 11:49 yesterday
Ganesha on Rosenheimerstr. is our family favorite. The food is great and we always get top service. My aunt can't eat onions and we had trouble finding restaurants that could or would adjust their…
38 posts, 08:05 yesterday
Hi Gen, good to hear from you- best wishes from all of us. Yeah, US English, but I've also watched Masterpiece Theater as a kid, studied with a couple of UK universities and read a whole lot written…
16 posts, 06:41 yesterday
Worst case it would have smelled a bit rancid. I´m still occasionally (once in 3 months or so) using some corticoid on my face which expired in 2011 - and it still works fine.
2 posts, 00:24 yesterday
Offering private one-on-one swimming lessons for adults and children of all ages. Basic learn to swim through to advanced stroke correction. Friendly and motivating former professional swimmer…
11 posts, 27 August
Hello nannies, due to unforeseen circumstances our nanny had to return to Canada. We are therefore looking for a replacement as soon as possible. we are a family of four with a boy, age 5, and a…
114 posts, 27 August
A playgroup for English-speaking parents and young kids. All are welcome!  The playgroup takes place every Friday from 10:30-12:30.  The address is Oberländerstr. 36, in one of the buildings…
533 posts, 27 August
What: Walk along the Isar and then lunch When: Wednesday, Aug 24th at 10:30am Where: Outside Cafe Wassermann, by the Fraunhoferstr U-Bahn station elevator 1. Lydia 2. Renhui 3.
4 posts, 27 August
You will get back all overpaid tax with your tax return. It does not depend on when you register, the Finanzamt's criteria for "unlimited tax liability" in Germany, which is the condition for…
3 posts, 27 August
I hope The Bard will forgive me for this: Is this a Maß I see before me, the handle towards my hand? Come let me clutch thee, I have thee not yet I see thee still Art thou not fatal vision…
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