I would like to thank everyone who responded to this thread. We tried the Hbf, but believe it or not, only some of the clothing stores were open, and none of them had childrens jackets. So, as per Black Roses' suggestion, we went to the Potsdam Platz Arcade, and found a childrens clothing store there. Also too, it seems that kidsfest was going on.
Also, I would like to thank the lady on the S bahn at Gesundbrünnen that chased me down, when I left MY jacket on the train as we were getting off. Between a camera bag, back pack, umbrella, wife and child, it got left behind.
Thank you, I will have to check that out. Where is that store located? Street level, or down in the main part of the station? We were hoping to get out somewhere yesterday, but the wife was tied up with business all day, and I neglected to get out. We are still trying to overcome jet lag from Thursday!
Its been many a year since I was in Germany last. I know that most things are closed on Sunday, so we figured we would do some public sight seeing stuff around town. However, my daughters jacket didnt make it in her bag before we left home. So, I need to know if there is anywhere in town today that I can buy her a jacket? Either the Hbf or the airport come to mind. I could wait till tomorrow, I just hate to kill today doing nothing because we are leaving on Tuesday. We are staying in the Wedding area of town, and were hoping to go to the Zoo or something today.
I am DOD (Navy). My wife was former DOA (IRS). I have looked both at USAjobs and Navy Charts, and my quals are workable, but also limited. I put in for a position in Stuttgart, so we shall see. I dont remember seeing anything about moves. There is a position in Italy does pay relocation, but has a period of 36 months with help of job placement back Stateside at the end of the tour. We are thinking more along the lines of a permanant move to Germany/Europe.
I guess after our visit in September, we will know more about if it is something we really want. (I do, but she just recently developed a desire to move)
Again, thank you for the reply. I am sure I will have many more questions1
I am an American in California, working for the Navy. I have been getting the itch to go back to Germany, as I was there as a young man, 18 years ago. I dont know, or dont remember all of the terms that I went through before, as I was a civilian, and had to get a residency and a work permit from Hamburg to get a job. (1990-93)
Now, as a civil servant, if I was able to find a job, what is the process? I see terms like TESA, LQA and what not, and do not recognize, or understand what they are. In some of the discussions, it seems that TESA is associated with contractors. Could I just transfer locations, and would not be subject to German taxes and such?
My wife is interested in going, and has a degree in Green technologies. We are coming to Berlin and Hamburg in September, but unfortunately, there are no bases in the North.
Im kind of at a loss, and need to know some info before I just start popping out the resumes. I understand that likely, moving costs would not be paid, so it looks like renting a 40' container and shipping the stuff myself.
Any one of the WWII flak towers would suffice, as long as you had access to enough food and water. Thick concrete walls, few or no ground level windows, and steel doors. Unless they learn to climb walls, you are pretty much set for at least 28 days...