HHayrider

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  1. HHayrider added a post in a topic: Buchholz and Harburg districts   

    Well, when I lived in Hamburg, everything thing on *that* side of the Elbe was considered Southern Germany...

    Nowdays, I would just as soon live there as here. And yes, comparing Harburg to New Jersey is a pretty fair comparison. (more like Rahway and Carteret, but yea...)
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  2. HHayrider added a post in a topic: Seeking the best hamburger in Hamburg   

    There used to be a place in Altona somewhere, called the Hollywood diner. They had good stuff. Keep in mind, my advice about HH is many years old by now... Your mileage may vary.
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  3. HHayrider added a post in a topic: Shopping and things to do in Berlin...   

    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.

    Thanks to all!
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  4. HHayrider added a post in a topic: Shopping and things to do in Berlin...   

    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!
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  5. HHayrider added a post in a topic: Shopping and things to do in Berlin...   

    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.

    Thanks!
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  6. HHayrider added a post in a topic: USN Civil Service, getting the German fever...   

    Thank you for that. Looks like Im gonna be busy for a few days.

    It does kind of suck that they want to rotate people, but it seems fair enough.
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  7. HHayrider added a post in a topic: USN Civil Service, getting the German fever...   

    Hi there, thank you for the response.

    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
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  8. HHayrider added a post in a topic: US Army bases   

    Too bad they dont understand that there is more to Hamburg than the Reeperbahn then.
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  9. HHayrider added a post in a topic: USN Civil Service, getting the German fever...   

    Greetings all!

    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.

    Thanks all!
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  10. HHayrider added a post in a topic: Zombie Attack near you!   

    Hehe, something along the lines of the castle from "Where Eagles Dare"...
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  11. HHayrider added a post in a topic: US Army bases   

    I would like to add something that was lightly touched on earlier.

    American bases add to the local economy, and build many strong relations. One of my coworkers while stationed in Germany, married a German National. He would love to go back over there.

    As far as that goes, as a Fed Employee, Im trying to get back to Germany as well. The obvious downside is that there are no bases in the Hamburg area.
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  12. HHayrider added a post in a topic: Zombie Attack near you!   

    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...
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