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9 posts, 06:21 hrs
Looking for my original Aufenthalts crap from Germany, where I am still registered, amongst the chaos here in the office in Greece. I have it somewhere. Have already found my dad´s death certificate…
19 posts, 05:57 hrs
There are websites which allow you to see the coverage for the various providers, but this might not be helpful because: For the major cities it will most likely show complete coverage for…
3,562 posts, 03:50 hrs
Today I cooked some over roasted (read: burnt) brussel sprouts (that I had to peel down after roasting to get the scorch off), steamed some cauliflower that's been in the fridge forever. Finally…
5 posts, 21:53 yesterday
This week we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Goa, Thiersch Str 8, 80538 München. Nearest station: Isartor all ... 16, 17 Tram. goarestaurant.de/... 1. ex-essex (Paul) 2.
634 posts, 21:32 yesterday
I was only ever a once or twice a year customer, but FWIW here is an update from "Broken English" in Kreuzberg, about to re-open at their new address (copied verbatim from their FaceBook page).
38 posts, 20:52 yesterday
And the Lord said unto John, "Come forth and you will receive eternal life." But John came fifth, and won a toaster. Puns make me feel numb but math puns make me feel number How do you find a…
56 posts, 18:25 yesterday
No doubt the prospects are quite many in Engineering and Compsci and the German language level required is low or even zero. However, the low wage issue exists even for Engineering and Compsci…
34 posts, 17:05 yesterday
Yes, hoops. I am a massive believer in freedom of speech re opinions. But abuse against an individual is a different issue. Then there are times when it becomes, basically, a hate crime. We…
19 posts, 16:01 yesterday
Under UK law an insurance policy falls under the doctrine of "Utmost Good Faith". Given that most would feel that it is not advisable to withhold information that the other party (the insurance…
6 posts, 15:48 yesterday
Now that we've all recovered from the unrestrained revelry of the German national day last week, it's time to focus on the date for our next meetup. Sign-up list for the next DUMB, on Thursday,…
1 posts, 15:37 yesterday
Hello all, I will try and make this brief. I am seeking legal help and advice. Yesterday, myself and I assume a large number of customers of Berlin-based company Relocately GmbH (relocately.com)…
31 posts, 14:04 yesterday
That is not a complete switch, but gaining some software skills, and combining them with my existing experience in my field. I tried to put some light on my concerns with regards to my…
1 posts, 13:27 yesterday
Eat Drink & Be Scary: Join Democrats Abroad Germany for Halloween Costume Party and 2020 Fundraiser. Halloween is not as scary as a second Trump term, so please come out and support our…
3 posts, 11:44 yesterday
Surely you need to ask Spotahome directly, although I am wondering if something has got lost in translation. If the guy simply pocketed your money and you never moved in, did you report that to the…
20 posts, 08:57 yesterday
Depends who wrote this. As an Eastern European I can joke like this. However, you can walk to any police station and get statistics about "specialization" of certain nations in crimes. Following…
17 posts, 01:26 yesterday
i leaving Germany and landlord represent from mr.lodge company refuse to return my caution i need to close my bank account and all the payments will be done in time how to resolve this situation…
5 posts, 20 October
Elterngeld is only during the first 14 (or 12 if only one partner goes) months after birth! Only if you take parttime i.e. Elterngeld Plus it can go beyond month 14 of babies birth..
978 posts, 20 October
Hi - are there any similar men's groups? I'm probably a little more unusual - I'm a 'Hausmann' - I've left my work in Boston and moved here for my wife's job (she is German) - I will start working,…
1 posts, 20 October
Hi all, I have been in Munich for about a week now, stayed at a hotel for my first week and now moved to another one for 10 more days, before getting a temporary apartment. I am still viewing…
2 posts, 20 October
Beware: Your "main job" is only your "main job" as long as you earn the most income there. If you earn more as a self-employed person, you must also insure yourself as a self-employed person.
1 posts, 20 October
The Seagull (trans. Stoppard) by Anton Chekhov. Adapted by Tom Stoppard Directed by Bogdan Tabacaru Produced by Katrin Fegert Synopsis “It is life itself onstage with all its tragic…
3 posts, 20 October
If you want to know exactly, contact customs with concrete information about the individual products you want to import. If you just try, you risk the seizure and investigation and if it turns out to…
33 posts, 19 October
Hello, everybody. We're looking for a woodworker/furniture maker/furniture shop to supply us with some quality hardwood furniture, specifically a bookcase for now. Definitely want something…
238 posts, 19 October
These people would be unhappy and laughed at throughout the non-English speaking world, Tor. First they came for the pronouns, then the gender-fluid pronouns, then the non-gender-pronouns. Then the…
1 posts, 19 October
The NEW Stand-up Comedy Show of the Comedy Club Munich in English and German presents international comedians with their NEW programs 2019. Mell Kelly is the Host of the Show and Comedian in this…
154 posts, 19 October
Jassou, Alex! When I was a boy, there used to be a TV series in Britain called „ The Saint „ and the good guy was Simon Templar, played by Roger Moore. It ran on Sunday evenings, just after my…
7 posts, 18 October
Another one to watch out for is being told verbally that you can cancel under such and such circumstances. If it's not in the written contract, its null and void. You can reverse charges made to…
88 posts, 18 October
Thomas Cook has collapsed leaving 150,000 of its customers currently abroad relying on the UK’s biggest ever peacetime operation to get them home and its 21,000 staff with no job this morning.
11 posts, 18 October
Id just like to add that this isnt quite true. The research shows that some people who are lactose intollerant may have a worse reaction to caesin, but in general as long as the person in question…
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