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581 posts, 21:38 hrs
I don't believe you are a natural English speaker but I don't know where you are from. Different things mean different things in different cultures. A.N.Other's comment is interpreted by me…
42 posts, 20:51 hrs
What would today's Scully say? Keeping an open mind, and considering in 2019 we now have direct visual evidence of a black hole that scientists laughed out of hand a decade or so ago. And given the…
20 posts, 20:43 hrs
Hi there, I am currently looking for archaeology vacancies within and somewhat out the Munich area. I have 3 years of commercial experience in England and Ireland. I have this experience in both…
28 posts, 18:40 hrs
Again thank you for the meaningful response. I agree with your first statement. I am going to process my tax returns for 2018 ASAP and then send the Bescheid to the Elterngeld people
23 posts, 18:06 hrs
Indeed. Local is the tricky bit as then you also need local sheep, shearers and knitters. Some fake news along the line of 'Joop/Lagerfelt etc starting odd sock show in Milan' may help sales…
5 posts, 16:26 hrs
Sorry for the late posting, I forgot I am organising this week as Paul is away. We have a table booked at Satluj, where we can sit outside, if the weather is good. As usual, please copy and add…
903 posts, 15:50 hrs
Hello all, Our next meetup will be Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30 at one of my favourite rooftop terraces in Munich - hopefully the weather will play along! Ruffini's Orffstrasse 24 Ubahn: Rotkreuzplatz…
13 posts, 14:43 hrs
this is a possible wrong topic, still, dare I ask would anyone tell me what is the average charge (all of the fees included) in MIS? I reckon it is something in the area of 25K per year before…
151 posts, 14:31 hrs
Jeez dude. I was just thinking that it isn’t uncommon, especially at fests, for the cleaning lady to come in the men’s room while the men were peeing, yet I wasn’t aware of anyone harassing them.
54 posts, 13:52 hrs
I don't think you will find them, most I've seen all open like mine. They are big and over a meter long when fully opened but I always plate the fish at the grill and serve so it's never a problem.
12 posts, 13:09 hrs
I've found that Speculatius cookies make good substitutes for graham crackers. But, as they're not to be had in summer, here's a recipe for Graham Crackers: smittenkitchen.com/2009/... I've…
4 posts, 13:04 hrs
There are plenty of posts on the difficulties of finding a place to live for newbies.! If you are new to Germany, you will not have a Schufa, so advice is to bring documents from previous landlord,…
1 posts, 12:55 hrs
Well after relocating to in Hamburg for a while now I thought I would start up another English/German Langue exchange kind of meeting over on the westside of Hamburg (because I live in the area) So…
5 posts, 12:32 hrs
Best bit about southern Germany is the Alps...skiing, biking, hiking. Then when you tire of Germans the Brenner is 6 hours away, to France, Italy and Croatia. Tons of money down here also!
5 posts, 11:46 hrs
Some addition to the excellent info already given: It is normal to go to different midwives for preparation classes, Rückbildungsgymnastik and Nachsorge. In my view, the most important one is the…
9 posts, 11:00 hrs
"uh...except for ensuring the legal ownership of the property is as you had intended." - that's not the job of this notary. That's the job of another notary which will confirm the purchase of the…
57 posts, 10:42 hrs
Nothing good from KLM, their customer service is very poor and no valuable response. Can you imagine that the baggage that they wrongly identified as mine is still laying in my apartment with no…
120 posts, 10:19 hrs
My recommendation? Go to a Repair Cafe. mohr-villa.de/programm/k... hei-muenchen.de/unserang... etc. Learn to do it yourself. Bike repair is much much much easier to learn than Auto repair…
161 posts, 09:25 hrs
Incorrect. You sure? Because you seem to be having a brain fart. Umm... I admit that I dont see a need in this day and age to be so stuck on the first (or the middle) of the month. But…
9 posts, 08:57 hrs
I think Katie is being extremely unfair here.... For the past 4 years she has not had any complaints about paying far too little for her insurance.... But now she has experience an issue with…
31 posts, 08:07 hrs
Riding a non-approved e-scooter is 70€ and 1 point. The e-scooter will be confiscated. Riding a e-scooter without the insurance plate is the same as driving a vehicle without driving license and…
11 posts, 23:24 yesterday
Could it be that you would have a central location where you would leave your stuff and receive post, even if you don't plan to sleep there every night? If you would have that – congratulations, you…
120 posts, 23:12 yesterday
Whoa, way to reopen an old topic. But it's all still true. I have an American-style deadbolt on my German door. But it was a super-special unusual thing for the guy building the door and the…
50 posts, 22:24 yesterday
No update to add, but I explained how I did it in a message much further up the thread. You'll just be freiwilling versichert with AOK. If your employer is very kind they might even be willing to…
114 posts, 21:51 yesterday
The last band I got hooked onto was last year. They're called Týr I came across them on spotify and like a few of there songs. My favourite I think is "Hold the heathen hammer high"
7 posts, 19:41 yesterday
I do. But you have to push it/stand up for your rights. It's not as simple as a 2 minute call to the Hotline. They advertise this option right on their website. If you call them before the 13th…
91 posts, 19:15 yesterday
I haven't seen anything in writing about that but since the end of the month means including the last working day of the month I would assume that to the 15th would include the 15th.
168 posts, 18:44 yesterday
Well, Robert's your mother's brother, or in this case, my delivery guy. 3/4 of an hour later and I am now in possession of a Caol Ila 12 Jahre Islay Single Malt and a trusty Laphroaig for the…
6 posts, 18:11 yesterday
Thanks for the input, guys. I understand it's a no-thrills Arbeitszeugnis, but as I said, since I started including it in my job application the number of interviews I'm invited for has dwindled.
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