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87 posts, 22:50 hrs
what is not clear about the question, is that the answer depends on what the OP has, then figure out what the best way forward would be ! I tried to point the OP to the thread that that discussed…
1 posts, 21:42 hrs
The contract for my apartment will run out on the 1st of April, but I will stay with friends for a while and leave Germany on the 15th och April. Do I need to do something on the 1st of April, when I…
2,901 posts, 21:21 hrs
Wow that is crazy!!! you end up paying the lawyer for nothing and now your parents possessions could be pawned? I have only moved to Germany last year in August, but one of the first lessons here…
5 posts, 20:26 hrs
I am also considering staying longer (July) rather than later (for other personal reasons). As for the 6 months (the short term stay), I am not sure how much extending it a bit more will help. So…
30 posts, 20:22 hrs
I can recommend the glasses that Rewe's sweet spreads (coconut, chocolate, pistachio, etc) come in. Empty, they look/feel like a rocks glass - very simple but satisfying in the hand. I usually…
3 posts, 19:28 hrs
I cancelled my contract. After the cancellation they have offered me the discounted rates (€17 for DSL100). I am not sure if I am a 'new customer' though It is still too expensive. It is…
13 posts, 18:25 hrs
Earth leakage breakers perform the same function as the more modern RCCBs (Residual current circuit breaker) which is to switch off if a person or animal is being electrocuted, hopefully before there…
54 posts, 18:16 hrs
Probably not homework for a three year old. The good news is she's growing and will be off to kindy, school and in the big world in no time. Meanwhile you can be pleased the you don't live above our…
6 posts, 16:06 hrs
I had also signed for the package. When it wasn't collected within a reasonable amount of time, I gave back to the DHL guy who was here delivering another package. Simply not my problem. She wasn't…
164 posts, 14:44 hrs
The "North" covers a lot of areas & so does "South". The "South accent" was certainly more understandable to me (I'd also claim I don't have a strong accent - that statement is backed up by…
29 posts, 14:37 hrs
@sos-the-rope...about 15 days. Maybe the sunshine and end of the windy and rainy days helped? It is a nasty sort of endurance test of a cold. At our house, the worst days of this particular bug…
14 posts, 14:13 hrs
It would also be polite for her to write a confirmation e-mail, e.g. *** Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, vielen Dank für die Information, dass sich mein erster Arbeitstag verschiebt. Ich…
157 posts, 14:12 hrs
I know this is an old thread but I want to share my experience with the highly recommended wzt tax consultancy toytowngermany.com/munic... My situation was a total mess when I asked Armin for…
8 posts, 13:21 hrs
Hi and welcome, soyoungsogone, you did it perfectly! Veteran Zefy forgot to add herself though  The 29th is OK for everyone so I'll fix it as the date. As always, PLEASE PLEASE let me know asap…
10 posts, 12:27 hrs
Hello. I'm the Curry Empress this week while Paul is away. I have made a reservation at a new restaurant, Daawat, in Belgradstr. just next to the Scheidplatz Haltestelle. I had lunch there on…
8 posts, 12:09 hrs
I always bought a blank card, wrote my own message and sent a box of chocolates. I saw that interflora or fleurop as they are called in Germany deliver world wide using their local stores, so it…
23 posts, 10:32 hrs
That's just me then. I am also not a fan of letting a company know that I am leaving and them giving me a counter offer, then the new offer giving me a new offer and then going back to my current…
3 posts, 10:17 hrs
First of, this is no substitute for the advice you will get from your local Ausländerbehörde. As per the §19a AufenthG which deals with the blue card, according to paragraph 6, as a EU blue card…
1,499 posts, 09:59 hrs
Thanks. I've bookmarked the registration page for this test at my local VHS. If I fail the B1 I'll try registering for that. I might end up getting 3 B1 certificates (e.g. Hören, Lesen, Sprachen) and…
8 posts, 09:52 hrs
There won't be trains stopping at the HBF during that time, apart from the Lehrte line, since the main rail bridge is being worked on. neuepresse.de/hannover/m... You will catch a…
5 posts, 08:08 hrs
It's official spring is in town. Softball season coming next. We have still open spaces - specially for women and men for our Slowpitch team. But few spots re available in Fastpitch too. So feel…
155 posts, 07:31 hrs
BTW: This is not the first time that the 737 has had a major design problem which result in multiple accidents and several close calls! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/bo...
1,146 posts, 23:34 yesterday
They better stop going to the supermarket then, as I heard that they also are out to make money! Of course these are the same parents who buy designer clothes for their kids right!
10 posts, 22:56 yesterday
@dj_jay_smith To be honest the only reason I signed up for their DSL was that I needed a new iPhone (actually needed) and was loathe to shell out 700€ as a lump sum for a new one. They offered the…
21 posts, 20:48 yesterday
I have spent a lot of time in Berlin and these might offer some alternative options. Peruvian - Sabor Latino saborlatino.berlin... Steak - San Diego - go to the one on Karl Marx Allee…
2 posts, 17:59 yesterday
I had this when I started here, I am afraid that it is compulsory unless you only work a few hours, I was easily able to show that, as when the man arrived (I received a visit as they thought I was…
43 posts, 13:28 yesterday
Yes, you can't share them with third parties or post them online or publicise them though. Here's the relevant court case With the V9 update ( I think it was V9 ) you can record to a USB stick…
12 posts, 19 March
Ok, well if the overflow is connected, then I would just try to disassemble/reassemb... along the lines @franklan said. Firstly though, put a bucket under the drain, as there will (as a minimum) be…
102 posts, 19 March
Friday 1st March 2019, 21:30 Bryggeri Helsinki Göhrener Straße 5, 10437 Berlin goo.gl/maps/h3pug1djbo52... Probably the high tables opposite the bar. Meetup sign on the table…
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