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Biddy Early's is right near the center of the city on the Sophienstrasse. Well that's where it is located but it's near the corner of Marienstrasse, and that seems to be their official address http://www.biddyearlys.c...
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BAMF changed the test last year. Until 2009, immigrants had to do the "Zertifikat Deutsch" (B1), now they have to do the "Deutsch für Zuwanderer" test (A2-B1). This is actually to your advantage - as far as I could make out, with the "Zertifikat Deutsch" it was "B1" or…
Then hop on a plane & visit it for at least a long weekend!
In you list you did not mention the language. They speak German here (comes as a surprise to some people) - do you rattle the lingo?
Oh yes - and make sure you study the TT Wiki on insurances, in particular Health Insurance.…
No way you can! Look at the cost of housing, the crazy high taxes in Germany, and the excessively expensive health insurance!
Gas costs twice as much as in the US, and probably multiple times as in South Africa, and consumer goods are overpriced!
Better stay where you are .…
As a general rule, reckon on paying 45%-48% total deductions (tax, social security, health insurance) from your net to get your in-pocket gross income (there are plenty of websites with calculators). Reckon on paying 30%-50% of your gross towards rent/services/internet etc. depending on your…
Göttingen is a small university town. It's got a high floating student population.
If you are going to stay here only for 2 years, then i think renting a furnished apartment will be a better choice cost wise. But then you have the downsides of having to live with furnitures…
You shouldn't get bicarbonate of soda (Sodium BiCarbonate: NaHCO3 or in German Natron) mixed up with washing soda (Sodium Carbonate: Na2CO3 or in German Waschsoda). I know both can be used as household cleaners, smell removers etc., but, as the name implies, Waschsoda is the one better…
Sorry I couldn't go hunting yesterday on foot. But I have just gone hunting online and this is what you find if you go to the Schall und Rauch website:
However, there is an active website for the Focus Musiclounge at the same address: http://www.focus-musiclo...
Welcome to Toytown, Quelconques
It's a shame such misfortunate circumstances have brought you here, although I am sure you've come to the right forum to find empathy, understanding and moral support. TT, as a community, is great in that respect. Unfortunately, or otherwise, my personal…
What do formal qualifications do you have? How many years experience?
I wouldn't recommend moving with a family for only 42k/year. For example, the average entry-level salary for German engineering grads is a little bit more than that. How old are your kids? You can't afford private…
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