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Hi, I'm considering registering in Berlin soon for multiple reasons. I'm hoping there is a way I can keep using my swedish small business as my source of income, and not having to start a new…
2 posts, 23:57 yesterday
It sounds like a lot of running around. The first trauma surgeon sending you to someone else might make sense if they were not a specialist for that type of injury or if they were simply too busy but…
95 posts, 23:51 yesterday
American mid-20th century poet Delmore Schwartz had serious mental problems. His girlfriend said to him once, 'Delmore - you're such a paranoid!' Schwartz responded, 'Even paranoids have real…
4 posts, 23:08 yesterday
Sorry.. couldn’t resist, MadAxe.. I saw executor and your name and I thought...đŸ™đŸ» ( my worst thoughts..) You might, seriously now , be better off talking to a Notar or specialised lawyer rather…
32 posts, 19:27 yesterday
Did I not say that was a good thing ? Also just because they`re better off than before doesn`t mean it`s good being where they`re at. You and your experience again.The disconnect again. A…
16 posts, 16:44 yesterday
Why? Isn't half the caution your flatmate's money? I don't know. If you are really worried, you can call the town hall where she resides, or the Police. You can search online for relatives via…
65 posts, 16:43 yesterday
If she takes out a pair of plyers and a blow torch or decides to opt for slicing him with a Samurai sword, I understood that she might face criminal charges. Okay. And if you pulled the AK-47 out…
4 posts, 15:17 yesterday
I've lived in Berlin for many years and the city has become a second home to me. There’s so much that I love about it, however as is true with any relationship, you have to acknowledge the problems…
29 posts, 13:50 yesterday
Hi all, Yes, I know this thread is pretty old. However, I have just used up my last Blu Tac supply and I was looking for - and couldn't find - a German equivalent. ant3269 mentions above…
54 posts, 13:28 yesterday
yes, i also thought buying some of those plastic covers and offer them next time. Then there shouldn't be any professional excuse unless the guy doesn't want to cooperate personally! :D
30 posts, 12:04 yesterday
As I seem to have answered the security question "what was the colour of my first car" incorrectly, although I can't imagine how. I was very glad I had given them my mobile number as an alternative…
5 posts, 11:30 yesterday
I'm not sure I'm following your logic here. Surely a better option would be: remain at your paid job and take some training on the side (evenings, weekends, that sort of thing). Then once you're…
128 posts, 09:59 yesterday
This is why I mentioned proof. As john g. pointed out, some legal insurances cover this sort of thing, but apparently not if the crime committed was done so wilfully and/or deliberately. If the…
40 posts, 09:39 yesterday
and there's me working in the IT dept in a hospital in Hamburg. (nothing of significance happened either) The project leader had confirmed that the Y2K project would be ready (meaning all PRE…
4 posts, 09:38 yesterday
This week we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Namaste, Rosenkavalierplatz 12, 81925 München. We plan to sit outside on the terrace overlooking the square.  namaste-munic... Nearest…
9 posts, 02:33 yesterday
FWIW, Google Translate indicates this is Romanian So there seems to be a basic misunderstanding. Bună @cami - nu este vorba despre o ofertă de muncă, ci despre o întâlnire pentru mamele de…
1 posts, 11 August
Hi all! I signed a contract for beiladung with a German transport company, for moving my stuff from Munich to Maastricht. In the contract it stated: Abholung in München: Mai 2020…
6 posts, 11 August
It's probably a misunderstanding. It's not easy on the telephone if you're not a native speaker. Due to Corona you need to make an appointment at the Rathaus even for simple things like getting poo…
26 posts, 11 August
Yes, Prora was very interesting. There is a section currently being used by the German Youth Hostel association also. The architectural critic Jonathan Meades had a BBC series on surviving Nazi…
45 posts, 11 August
So what happens in Portugal? The OP may wish to give thought to what happens in his crumbly, past-his-best old age which one day may come - sooner than he thinks - should he be lucky. The only…
1,067 posts, 11 August
Hi all! Just checking in if the meetups are always Wednesday evenings? Catrina here and just wanted to put it out there if any one wanted to meet up for a coffee or wine anytime soon? Wednesdays are…
2 posts, 11 August
Get Rechtschutzversicherung and join the Mietverein - yesterday if you haven't already. They will argue with the lawyers. You are allowed to reduce your rent until the problem is fixed. Money is…
57 posts, 11 August
yes. It was exactly because of her 2019 questionnaire that prompted me to revive this topic. If it took the previous 18 month period from before, maybe I could have hoped that I’d get it before my…
2 posts, 11 August
For information, in France the married couple are taxed as one unit. If you are married you cannot be taxed separately. So logically the couple will be taxable in France from 1st October... however,…
189 posts, 10 August
To be honest, I was still a bit unsure about whether to place the order, so I dithered for a while and kind of forgot about it... I think it's probably still sitting in my basket.
1 posts, 10 August
We are looking for a young native speaker of English (preferably male, 12+ years old) to speak with our daughter once a week (S-Bahn Bellevue) starting this week. If interested, please, email Olga at…
11 posts, 10 August
I always recommend, if you don't speak good German, to get it from an English speaking agent so that you can ask for help when submitting a claim. For example I had a backpack stolen in Barcelona and…
8 posts, 10 August
It will be Friday night / Saturday morning, which is why I'm worried that the station and surrounds might be a zoo. I used to love that sort of thing, but after a long train journey I don't think…
14 posts, 10 August
The landlord can normally increase the rent by max 20% in a period of 3 years as long as it does not go over the normal rent in the area but in some cities, this is limited to 15% and in Berlin,…
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