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1,041 posts, 12:50 hrs
This is where a small difference creeps in. As an American, Brit, French person, the cultural difference is smaller than say from the middle east. For me all I had to do was learn the language,…
140 posts, 12:48 hrs
I love period pieces so I'll definitely watch it when it comes to Netflix. We don't have a hook-up to German television. On Netflix I enjoyed watching Ku-damm 56, also a German series about a woman…
7 posts, 12:35 hrs
Hey everyone, I'm Bart and I've been living in Berlin since last November. As I myself was looking for someone to help me with some things around the house in English and with quality customer…
3 posts, 12:19 hrs
Groose This week we're in Lehel at the Mariannenhof from 6.45pm. We reserved the high tables on the right in the name Johnny Vegas. They have Burgers and Ribs. And it's Ladies night with…
17 posts, 09:42 hrs
I type so slowly! Oh well. Will post anyway... Readers Digest version: German license ok to drive on visits to Canada. Longer story: I was driving a borrowed car on crappy icy roads and got…
3 posts, 08:59 hrs
I was once told by some very knowledgeable TTers that it is illegal to have a satellite dish installed in the Old town of HD... Even knowing this.. I installed the dish... very well disguised as…
14 posts, 08:23 hrs
One of our kids is right now in the class trip in some castle 1.5h from Berlin. 200 EUR for Monday to Friday. But the class trip last year was 160 EUR Monday to Thursday. So it all depends where they…
41 posts, 03:35 hrs
Hi, Germany has some beautiful views and it is worth a few years to hang in here and travel Europe. It is hard to jump through all the hoops again. You seem younger so you may have the tolerance to…
35 posts, 23:52 yesterday
If you can touch the object(s) use 'this' or 'these'. E.g. I pick a pen up off the table and say 'Who owns this pen?' If you can't touch the object(s), use 'that' or 'those'. E.g. I point to…
14 posts, 23:41 yesterday
hi, i have my mitsubishi pajero coming from dubai to hamburg. I have put underglow lights which can be switched on / off on demand. Will it be a problem here in hamburg after TUV registartion. In…
1 posts, 22:35 yesterday
Hey all, I'm new to Germany and new to Toytown! I moved from UK to a village called Dollendorf near Blankenheim in April with my partner - we bought a guest house. I'm looking for clubs, sports…
13 posts, 21:15 yesterday
Hi! My my name is Kate and I am a 26 year old from Canada. I have lived and worked in Munich for the past 3 years at a bilingual kindergarten and have experience as an au pair, Babysitter, as…
11 posts, 21:14 yesterday
Yes, the information is confusing, So for Anmeldung you still need the Vermieterbescheinigung, But the regulation requiring confirmation from the landlord that you have moved out if you are moving…
180 posts, 20:25 yesterday
I passed mine last week as well. Although I did my best to drive as slow as possible, at the end I was warned that I was driving a bit fast  . I also would like to add that cost of this…
6 posts, 20:22 yesterday
Hi I moved to Munich (well, Oberhaching to be precise) about 4 months ago and and hoping to line up some tennis plans for next year. Do you guys still meet and play (not in winter obviously) on a…
780 posts, 20:05 yesterday
There was lots of rumours on Tues that he wasn't dead but was seriously ill in hospital and not expected to survive the day. But just to clear that up... independent.co.uk/arts-e...
15 posts, 20:00 yesterday
Well, I would say because wages are significantly higher in Germany. Even though hairdressers are among the lowest-paid professions, I guess a hairdresser's wage in Germany is more than double of one…
670 posts, 19:46 yesterday
It looks like not many people are around this week, so I am going to postpone for now. Sorry TriniLana, but I would prefer to organise again soon when more people are a available
1 posts, 18:49 yesterday
Hello everyone I've just moved to Friedrichshain, Berlin in the middle of this great weather. Probably the last great week of the year! Would be nice to get some outdoor games before the weather…
1,447 posts, 18:11 yesterday
This reminded me of a story my dad told one day when he came home from work. He had one particular colleague who had some kind of perverse love for Gold Bond Powder. The colleague would apparently…
8 posts, 17:56 yesterday
This week we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Jaipur Palace, Landshuter Allee 55 (corner Leonrodstr) 80637 München. Nearest station Rotkreuzplatz U1/7 also 12 tram and 53, 62, 63 bus.
13 posts, 16:49 yesterday
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…
610 posts, 16:34 yesterday
Maybe someone can help me with a a questions I am having. Now that the Tory party is in Civil war there is a very high chance that there will be no deal and we will all be here illegally in…
12 posts, 15:13 yesterday
I spoke with the Polizei, they said there might be an age wavor for joining (im 33) since I have prior law enforcement experience. Not sure how many years it will take to get to that level of German,…
1 posts, 14:38 yesterday
Hi! My wives parents are here visiting from China and will be staying for three months straight. The plan going forward is that they will visit us more often and probably stay the same duration…
19 posts, 14:25 yesterday
So, one slightly weird person at work and you are in a state. As others said, just ignore, and if this woman starts giving you problems, tell her to back off. This is not unique to Germany. One…
20 posts, 13:59 yesterday
Hello, We are looking for a babysitter 3-4 days a week (Mon-Wed/Thu) to pick up our kids (3 & 4 years old) from kindergarden in Lehel at 14:15, bring them home (5min walking distance) and…
5 posts, 11:09 yesterday
Since you have quite a bit of experience, OP, you should also contact headhunters. Focus your job search on the large international firms with whom your lack of German isn't a handicap.
911 posts, 10:42 yesterday
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…
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