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37 posts, 09:07 hrs
I think this generalization is only valid for countries whose currency is either Euro or another strong currency. If a person comes from a country whose currency is weak against Euro, then he can…
1,957 posts, 08:39 hrs
Sheer ignorance, hoops..jeez. I think you´ll find a certain percentage of younger Brits who think Churchill was an American President and that World War 1 was between Japan and Argentina if you…
5 posts, 08:03 hrs
If you are going to be importing vitamin supplements from abroad then make sure they are from an EU country. I had a similar problem with buying NAC (liver supplement) from a UK site however it was…
62 posts, 08:02 hrs
German courts determined in 2015 that if you as an employee are fired effective immediately (Fristlose Kuendigung), the employer has to pay out all vacation days not taken yet. Read here (German):…
8 posts, 05:31 hrs
Some points to ponder before entering a provider branded store or store-in-store facility. Excepting some legacy (former Stadtwerke) local gas and electricity suppliers stores, all brick and…
1 posts, 04:25 hrs
I will start my master's degree soon and I worked in 3 different companies. From each of them I got an Arbeitszeugnis. I will also apply for internships outside Germany (to companies in various…
7 posts, 01:42 hrs
In the end only the ABH can tell you under what conditions they will allow you to switch to a generic residence titl... based on a job (where they must make a decision). However, there is one…
30 posts, 01:34 hrs
> How the law stands on that and would the car insurance company have a case to decline the claim if there was an accident while she drove outside of Germany? The German laws would not apply in…
6 posts, 00:34 hrs
This does sound like the case, because the noise quality changes but the tune stays the same. If it was quiet during Ruhezeiten, I wouldn't have a problem with it, but as it is, it is unacceptable.
1,513 posts, 00:27 hrs
When emptying the dishwasher, always empty the lower shelf first. Upper shelf remains tucked away. That way, any rogue drips wont dampen the already dry crockery still in the machine.
49 posts, 22:35 yesterday
I love your final sentence, Imanuxuf! Great advice and I subscribe to that! PS: couldn´t resist looking at your profile...Dutch, Portuguese and Brazilian! What a great mixture!! By the way,…
1,036 posts, 20:09 yesterday
The UN has just announced the death at home after a short illness of the former, 7th and two-term, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan who had held the post from 1997 - 2006. Following the US…
2 posts, 19:54 yesterday
Details Is there authentic Chinese food in Munich!? Yes!! What's Chinese food? Join us and find out ;). Each time we will meet at a Chinese restaurant, learn & discuss Chinese food &…
15 posts, 19:46 yesterday
Heey Guys Our Next Tuesday Chinese German English Language Exchange event will be 19:00-21:00 at Chinese tower in English Garden, please find the beer table with a yellow umbrella around the…
5 posts, 19:25 yesterday
NB: for the short answer scroll down to the === Yes and no. It is certainly possible to hire a lawyer to advise you on the administrative procedures or to tick the boxes on the relevant forms…
3 posts, 18:21 yesterday
Do you mean internet usage per month, or internet bandwidth (speed). Internet usage is normally measured in GB. And for a normal person 50GB would more than enough. Only if you stream very…
15 posts, 18:11 yesterday
I watched the last two F1 races on my own in the bar at Frankfurt’s Hotel Amadeus, so if anyone has any better suggestions on where to watch it that is accessible from Fechenheim? I haven’t yet got a…
22 posts, 16:03 yesterday
I used TW just recently for the first time which was for a DE €1800 to UK GBP transfer. It was much cheaper than using my bank, also quick and fault-free. So even though I only used them once I…
13 posts, 14:14 yesterday
@Jeremiasz, just wanted to update you that I did visit Yvonne Reichelt PT for Trigger Point Therapy & would recommend it. If you want really intense strong TPT, see Luca (terribly painful, but…
7 posts, 14:04 yesterday
Hi, I live in Rüngsdorf, so basically Bad Godesberg. There are nice parts and not so nice parts, just depends on where you are looking and your budget. I will say that you shouldn't necessarily…
9 posts, 18 August
I think you are worrying far too much. Insurance carriers are obligated by law to diligently seek to limit economic losses when settling damage claims. This is indended to limit or reduce…
12 posts, 18 August
You are funny. Let someone who can read tell you what I wrote: "If you want to use it in public areas/road traffic you need a "Strassenzulassung", third party liability insurance and a…
1,110 posts, 18 August
She should write to all those 7 people and ask if any of them paid that thing. If nobody has paid for it (she should assume that if nobody answers) she should go ahead and pay for it. Then write…
98 posts, 18 August
It is, I'm sorry I haven't been updating this as much as I should. This Sunday (Aug. 12th) we fight, next Sunday there is no fighting here because everybody will be at Battlevaria!
53 posts, 18 August
I've been with 1&1 for many years now; 11 at this house and about 5 in my previous (after I cancelled the Telekom contract). In all those years I had just one outage which lasted a few hours,…
3 posts, 18 August
at the very least you could probably claim a rent reduction while the construction is going on. You should also contact the Hausverwaltung AND the Landlord to notify them of these shenanigans -…
9 posts, 18 August
I don't know about vattenfall but I was told by my internet and strom providers that if they are unable to provide service to your new apartment them you are allowed to leave the contract. If they…
43 posts, 18 August
Yes they carried on. They went to the police and told them that we had written a letter saying we would murder them unless they paid us €3000. The police dismissed this as garbled rantings with no…
390 posts, 18 August
“When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that…
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