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7 posts, 23:59 yesterday
I dont see why anyone would want to change their name to their Wifes name unluess... 1...You are trying to hide or cover a bad past... 2... You have a head Like a "Pink Lady" apple and your…
6 posts, 22:41 yesterday
As others have said, contact the Mieterverein as soon as possible. If the Mieterverein agrees to handle your case, then all contact will be between the Mieterverein and your landlord. Don't…
211 posts, 21:53 yesterday
Best of luck with the upcoming arrangements John. You will miss that beautiful scenery, but you can visit. And I think your souls will feel so much more at peace when you live each day among the…
13 posts, 21:51 yesterday
Got a flu vax this year although I usually don't (and don't get the flu), but Publix was paying me $10 to get it and I could use the $$$ at the time so why not. So far so good. Hoping my Germany trip…
124 posts, 21:08 yesterday
Dear @Editor Bob, I'm a highly respected member of TT (e.g. I never used the F-word in more than 5,000+ posts, no personal attacks, no drunken posts, etc.) and I never asked you for any favours, but…
2 posts, 21:08 yesterday
Hello Toytown community. Can anyone offer advice as to where I can find workers rights for hotel staff. I have my contract but now need information about what Bavarian or Munich rules are for some…
1 posts, 20:41 yesterday
What's it like finding accommodation at Clausthal? is it safe / wise to use online services to secure accommodation before arriving at Clausthal? what is the average cost of monthly rent and what…
3,739 posts, 19:28 yesterday
As Burns Night and the start of the Lunar New Year start together this year, I totally missed out on this rarified celebration: nationaltoday.com/nation... Could've done this one:…
3 posts, 19:24 yesterday
I may as well post this here... Anyone heading from FFM towards Nur berg, be prepared for delays near the offenbach exchange.. 3 car accident.. One is an electric car that's smoldering... Rescue…
5 posts, 19:17 yesterday
Not just US citizens, but those from: Albania Andorra Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Australia Bahamas Barbados Bosnia and Herzegovina Brazil Brunei Canada Chile Colombia…
24 posts, 18:34 yesterday
Thanks man. Thanks for the reply. I dont know if she was actually guilty or not. What she told me is that she forgot to fetch the trolley from outside, so by mistake she had put one Lindt chocolate…
2 posts, 18:11 yesterday
Hi all! Almost 2 years ago I started using one of those free Fidor online bank accounts, to be able to pay for a monthly subscription in Germany. Then the subscription ended last May, after which I…
7 posts, 15:43 yesterday
Google "skyquakes" "Barisal guns" "Seneca guns". Apparently strange noises are quite common around the world, anyway if you start with those three you will find many others. Possibly around Munich.
2 posts, 13:49 yesterday
I am being asked to vacate my apartment for 6 to 8 weeks as essential repairs are required in bathroom for leaking pipes under the floor. I need advice ..does Landlord have to find the alternative…
26 posts, 00:11 yesterday
We got a parking ticket on our German car in Stockholm as well last year. They said we entered the incorrect number plate into the machine. The problem exactly? We entered a - between the B and the…
41 posts, 23 January
I was pleased with my reconstructed knee and when I went for a checkup with the doctor who pushed me to have the operation, I rang reception to ask about a present for him. Wine of course. No.
4 posts, 23 January
The overtime account is absolutely the norm in Germany. I don't even think you can opt out of it. afa-anwalt.de/arbeitsrec... of Insolvenz geld from Arbeitsamt so talk to Arbeitsamt and see if…
16 posts, 23 January
Are you also on his bank account? If not and if it's possible, you should be added to his account so you can pay bills both now and when your father passes. Although others here might disagree,…
40 posts, 23 January
If you are looking for a factor you can control, add more variety. Use different types of whole grains, different protein sources, different red/green/orange veg, so you never eat the same thing 2…
31 posts, 23 January
In the near-term, yes, but for the future, this statement of the OP is the more concerning: Munich is a pretty big place and if there are few opportunities for you here, then that should raise…
6 posts, 23 January
No, I think he/she is expecting you go out, buy the movie maybe only available on VHS, dig out your old VHS player or buy one, watch the movie - do the translation - and get back to him with an…
6 posts, 23 January
Seemingly, there are 6 plots of land leased by the farmer. My husband's plots are in the middle ...not much, just around 3000sqm his, around 20000sqm total. The farmer apparently does nothing with…
577 posts, 23 January
Turns out the trees were planted on the property (that was already designated as an industry zone) with the intention of harvesting them at some point - whether Tesla built a plant or not.
13 posts, 23 January
Hi all, I'm resurrecting this old thread as I had no luck finding psychologist who is: - an English native speaker, - works in Hannover, - accepts statuatory health insurance (GKV). Any…
141 posts, 23 January
Friday 17th January 2020, 21:30 Clash Im Mehringhof, Gneisenaustraße 2A, 10961 Berlin goo.gl/maps/jky21nswgpbu... Reservation is not available, but we will try to get the standing tables on…
1 posts, 23 January
According to: theregister.co.uk/2020/0... German authorities are waking up to a Windows 7 headache, with approximately €800,000 required in order to keep the elderly software supported a…
7 posts, 22 January
Please copy/paste the last list into the reply and add your name As Soon As Possible, at the latest 5 pm Wednesday. 1. ex-essex (Paul) 2. Farfox Ache (Duncan) 3. Career Break Claire (guess…
2 posts, 22 January
Most places also have a daily rate, which you might have to deep into to find details. For example: apcoa.de/parken/frankfur... Offers 32 Euros/day Some might have different rates for…
21 posts, 22 January
I once had an apartment in a house that was built in the 50's and I could hear my neighbor coughing. It was a terrible place to live. Then I moved to a place built in the 20's or 30's and it was…
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