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11 posts, 14:56 hrs
I feel that 15 years is generous for expats to vote! If you are no longer resident and not paying taxes, then maybe there should be a timeline when you can no longer vote. After 18 years here, then…
39 posts, 14:37 hrs
I had a guy ask me for "change for the bus" and I gave him a ticket. Half an hour later I walked back past that spot and he asked me again. Living in Canada made me mean. By the time I moved here…
13 posts, 14:35 hrs
How do you know that? Didn't complain ≠ didn't notice. The taste of the beer depends on many factors, in particular on what have you eaten or drank before. So, people well might have noticed, but…
35 posts, 12:21 hrs
Stealing air-bags and navis from BMW's is very popular here in the south west. I think, I read that more than 100 BMW's around Heidelberg were affected. Average damage: 10000€. The same in…
154 posts, 11:55 hrs
Friday playgroup for English-speaking parents and young kids from 10:30-12:30. All are welcome! The playgroup is located at Kidlerstraße 15 of the Himmelfahrtskirche in Sendling. Walk through the…
242 posts, 10:43 hrs
The next meeting of the book group will be on Wednesday, 14th June, at 7:30pm. Depending on the weather, the meeting place will either be Monbijoupark or Oranium (Oranienburger Str. 34). I will…
80 posts, 10:42 hrs
Hello, I will apply for Kindergeld and there is one item in the application form which I didn't well understand, and kindly request your help. In the appendix form under the below link, I am not…
19 posts, 10:37 hrs
Now I'm not a fan of Ryanair nor of O'leary but I have to admire him, he is so switched on: "Ryanair's chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs was on Today to discuss the firm's financial results.
21 posts, 10:13 hrs
i recommend relocately.com (based in berlin, but service all of german). best price for shipping boxes/luggage. they can do furniture too, of course, but then they are not too much different than the…
4 posts, 09:29 hrs
Sorry Uncle Nick, but you have no idea about the situation in Berlin, 2 hours before opening brings you nothing. Since at least 10 years you had to go there at least at 4 am to queue up. Now in the…
287 posts, 09:13 hrs
Sorry, Spanish is my first language so I would read these kind of things in Spanish, plus this is more or less common knowledge in Latin America. But you can go a simple Google search to get more…
2 posts, 08:26 hrs
Think you need to check when the summer holidays are in Köln, VHS runs the same term times as the schools so there might not be a course available. schnelle-online.info/sch...
7 posts, 05:22 hrs
I suspect you might be faced with the same problems if you were planning to enrol 3 children for just one year in any school in most large cities in Germany at this time in history. ^^ For good…
5 posts, 00:01 hrs
I once ordered a bed through the ikea website but they were temporarily out of stock -- that wasn't obvious when I ordered it. Luckily I also chose the pay on delivery option. Unfor... I still had…
686 posts, 23:32 yesterday
Actually the clip leaves out the funniest moment, of the little elephant pulling the hapless keeper Archie around the Blue Peter studio whilst taking a major dump (poor creature!), John Noakes…
8 posts, 22:37 yesterday
Hi all, I'm a Huddersfield Town fan, based in Duisburg. I'm looking for somewhere to watch the game next Monday, perfect would be with other Terriers but failing that, does anyone know anywhere…
22 posts, 22:18 yesterday
No woman, no cry (I know the song has a different meaning) In 1980, two-thirds of 25- to 34-year-olds were already married. One in eight had already been married and divorced. In 2015, just two…
120 posts, 22:00 yesterday
Thank you john. If he must come back as a cat, I certainly hope that's how it pans out  It's funny that you say that, though, as often when I think of him, I tell him "Void sweetie, if you EVER…
12 posts, 21:29 yesterday
But that's in the heart of Munich... @DagnyTaggert is in the Stuttgart area. St. Catherine's and Church of the Nazarene have been mentioned. There is also the IBC in Vaihingen, with English…
15 posts, 18:59 yesterday
I hardly think a land dispute is akin to someone breaking into their apartment, but hey ho, I stand to be corrected and wish the op good luck in a costly court case that will likely be thrown out…
942 posts, 15:40 yesterday
OK, but what happened? I thought some online 'wallet' holder of bitcoins managed to lose all or most of what they were holding for people? At the time this loss sounded more like a scam to me.
10 posts, 14:37 yesterday
Sorry Razorsandroses, I totally misunderstood you. Thanks everyone, I was afraid that would be the case especially since the consulate told me due to a recent change in German law they can no…
3 posts, 14:21 yesterday
Hello, My name is Chris and I'm an English trainer who lives in Wuppertal (near Cologne). I am originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and I have been teaching English for several years now. I would…
1 posts, 13:13 yesterday
Hi, I am from the US and planning on moving to Berlin to study German. Ideally I would like to study for a year and have saved more than enough to support myself during that time. I would like to…
1 posts, 13:08 yesterday
Hello. We are considering building our own house with a prefab house because it seems to be faster than conventional construction. Price wise, not sure if it is cheaper since the offers we received…
5 posts, 13:06 yesterday
Great tips, thanks! I never know where to go or what to recommend for cafés... so will be trying both of these ASAP. I particularly love the "About" text on Mókuska's website: @amforss…
1 posts, 12:02 yesterday
I moved here in January with plans to marry my German partner - I posted the story in another thread, we had met when we were young and then reconnected 42 years later on Facebook. Finalizing his…
2 posts, 11:28 yesterday
Cafe Albatross on Kiesstrasse sees a lot of meetup activity from the various board game groups. I assume they're open the times you mention and they're pretty quiet and laid back.
1 posts, 10:51 yesterday
Hello, We are moving out of our flat, and going on a working nomad summer from the 'road'. I can use my work's mailing address as a place to receive mail, but I do not live there. After 3 months,…
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