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23 posts, 17:08 hrs
I agree currency is important, IF you have savings to convert, and somehow the currency is favorable against the one where your cash is stashed. If you don't plan to live off of savings, you really…
1,205 posts, 17:01 hrs
In developed democracies nothing changes quickly. That's why British pound, US dollar, euro are freely convertible currencies everyone is willing to buy. Nobody is willing to invest in Russian ruble…
93 posts, 16:34 hrs
In the same sense, would setting a wrong photo as a profile picture considered dishonesty? And your answer to the people carrying the map in the street, as in Keleth example, really shows your…
24 posts, 16:13 hrs
nope. anwalt.de/rechtst... Think about it... You report a burglary... You expect them to show up ASAP, but without alerting the burglars of their imminent arrival, right?
7 posts, 16:07 hrs
So I can feel assured everyone saw this. Calling someone a pouf or a fag or a dyke is not funny social commentary. No rest or respite for people who do not publicly apologize when they publicly harm.
2,624 posts, 15:35 hrs
one other thing about the fish: I found several places online to buy balacao, but since I can't see what the cut looks like, I haven't gone there yet. I would be really pissed to get a package of…
134 posts, 14:34 hrs
For anyone that doesn't know it, one stop english news lessons are the bomb. The subscription is €42, and it easily pays for itself very quickly. print and go. What are some other websites you…
14 posts, 14:15 hrs
She does understand English and can read too , only thing is she isn’t confident in speaking ... and about SIM card , it’s bit late now she is travelling on coming Monday.. we have already activated…
920 posts, 13:53 hrs
Translation: a fireman (ie man ) is a " fighter " (a man? Stereotype?). Can no one see what would be a more logical/sensible approach? If you´re a woman, you´re a firewoman, if you´re a man you´re…
4 posts, 13:52 hrs
You have posted in the NRW thread but your location is not in your profile. Where are you exactly? You have made a decent offer, I'm not saying that it isn't. Good luck!
6 posts, 13:23 hrs
No, it isn't always full. There are days when those containers are emptied, and you just have to be there to fill'em up right on the day when they're empty. It might take 3 batches to get rid of your…
26 posts, 13:17 hrs
NY Times article : 36 hours in Hamburg '... As Germany’s largest port and traditional gateway to the world, Hamburg has always been outward-looking, but also self-possessed enough to keep its…
4 posts, 12:29 hrs
Phone your nearest Kinderarzt, explain that you don't have insurance yet and would like to pay cash for the check-up. Paying privately does not mean that you have to go to a private clinic, unless…
1 posts, 12:20 hrs
Hi all, I've made this guide to buy a pre-paid sim in germany thought of sharing the same with all. Please like, subscribe to my channel. Comments and improvements will be…
8 posts, 11:39 hrs
A few years ago I had both big toenails removed from the root as they were ingrowing and subject to fungal infection. The op was carried out under general anaesthetic just as a day procedure by an…
3 posts, 10:38 hrs
I myself had a casual interview here: arts-and-boards.de... the food is really good, and refreshingly different. atmosphere is funky but not flaky. I really enjoyed it and it worked quite well…
621 posts, 08:41 hrs
Here's a link (from June 2016) explaining what you can do: anwalt.de/rechtstipps/de... There are two possibilities. Either apply for German citizenship without delay, or apply for an…
213 posts, 08:10 hrs
What about substantiating your claim - rather than loooling it? Even if you were right (which you´re not) all that suppposed benefit would have been wiped out by 2 world wars. My hometown of…
34 posts, 07:26 hrs
My son is currently at an airbnb in Berlin for a week. He says it's a great place. He has one room in the flat, shared bathroom and kitchen with the host. Apparently the host has so many bookings it…
15 posts, 04:30 hrs
Jeremy... You say that I have written nasty shit about you... then you call me a cunt.. I dont think that I have said any "un truths" about you... ever,,, Just 20 minutes ago, you said you…
21 posts, 23:41 yesterday
Your children will learn vocabulary fairly quickly once you're in Germany, but they'd be a lot better off if they already have the rudiments of grammar in mind. There are lots of threads - search…
6 posts, 22:51 yesterday
Any of the accredited colleges or universities are acceptable, but the sponsor must be able to demonstrate that the child is a full-time student. Taking one class per semester will likely not qualify.
155 posts, 21:08 yesterday
I don't think they did send a bailiff - did they? At the very least, I'd hope the clerk at the court who told the OP how much they "owed" the landlord gets investigated (if there is no proper…
5 posts, 21:07 yesterday
Thanks everyone! I ended up filing my taxes for 2015 only because my Steuerberater sent me an email this year to say that I didn't file my taxes. I then forwarded him the email I had previously sent…
4 posts, 20:47 yesterday
Hi all! The show is coming up fast! This week we got posters and more flyers! If you want to print some to give them to your friends or hang them up in your office, you can download them…
5 posts, 20:42 yesterday
Most likely the balcony door is "Gemeinschaftseigentum",... i.e. it is part of the common property of the flat owners association. So these repairs will have to be carried out by the landlord in…
6 posts, 19:56 yesterday
Yep. You can overpay, the overpayment will be calculated for future bills. Basically, every single bill they send includes previous debt, so just pay the last bill. Wrong!! You are not obliged to…
15 posts, 19:54 yesterday
It really depends on the workplace culture and the expectations of management, but one does have to be sensitive about not giving the impression that you're talking about co-workers in another…
6 posts, 19:04 yesterday
One positive thing about netflix: you can "pause" your membership at any time, so if you just want to watch Saul, or other movies/series they offer, you can do that for a month or two, then…
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