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106 posts, 10:23 hrs
Your timing is impeccable - it looks like that is indeed the case. According to a Tagesspiegel report today TÜV Rheinland has found "grave defects in technical systems", particularly in those for…
8 posts, 18:22 yesterday
Yes, I asked about meals and if it was a problem that my children were vegetarian. They said all the lunches are vegetarian and that on Wednesdays we pack our own. This notion of sharing was never…
23 posts, 13:47 yesterday
Any other reviews of relocately? I've been speaking with them but before agreeing want to make sure there are no horror stories. Good reviews on google but don't put too much faith in those...
1 posts, 21 November
At Belushi’s Berlin on Thanksgiving we’ll be thankful for two things Football and Turkeys! We'll be roasting one sorry turkey to succulent perfection and serving it up with cranberry sauce, creamy…
8 posts, 20 November
@Wasteland I did not know that about a complete new build on top of an existing building?! Aye well learning something new is always good now that you mention it about the pipes replacing I do…
21 posts, 20 November
oh no! I feel that way too these days I have a super-fit, 30-ish coworker who always laughs and teases me when I groan as I get out of my chair to go pee or get a coffee...I tell him "one day,…
15 posts, 19 November
The JobCenter is responsible for determining welfare eligibility and its workers are not specialists in immigration law. Blue Card holders are entitled to spend 3 months looking for a new job…
10 posts, 19 November
Just don't go to a Med. Fußpflege place instead of a doctor like we did. The one we went to (5 stars on google plus) sniffed at my son's toe, said it smelled of lots and lots of bacteria, and then…
1 posts, 19 November
Are you the competitive type of guy that’s looking to have fun on the field but you are new in town and no friends to play with? Do you enjoy team play and have some pretty cool skills with the ball?…
2 posts, 17 November
Welcome to TT! I think you should be happy to be out of this WG - if the main tenant isn't capable of having just a little chat with you about cleaning the place, then this is not an ideal person…
6 posts, 16 November
I believe Massage Tables Now can ship to Berlin, although they primarily do business in the states. Oaksworks and Earthlite are good brand of massage tables. Here are some pictures of what their…
18 posts, 16 November
Thank you for all your responses. I got a confirmed reply from the real estate agency that my deposit will be refunded, and they wrote in unequivocally that they are asking/requesting for payment…
1 posts, 16 November
Moving to Berlin is making me feel not as smart as I though I was, and I'm hoping for some more excellent advice. In trying to figure out health insurance (well on its way - thanks to…
1 posts, 16 November
It's essentially Winter, brrr. Get warm by getting your drink on! Come join us and other English speaking XPats at Bar Marienhof for stiff drinks, free shots, and a round of fun! Bar Marienhof is our…
4 posts, 15 November
They don't want a certification of your citizenship but a certification of the copy, that's all. In German it is called 'Beglaubigung' and if the Bürgeramt doesn't do it, because it's no document…
19 posts, 15 November
Well, some people do not begin the sentence with capital letter, and do not end it with the point. Because, as mentioned correctly, this is pain in the ass on a phone. Even typing a comma is pain in…
17 posts, 14 November
@FreelanceFamily Don't ever assume that health insurers will give you the right information. They often don't because: 1. The rules are so complicated the KK employees don't understand them…
9 posts, 13 November
Hello @grzanka Thanks for this link. I just contacted them to ship from Munich, Germany to Southern California and got a quote for $1100 for one pallet or $1500 for 2 pallets of boxes. Would you…
3 posts, 13 November
Yeah, Christian is a great host. He really knows how to work a room. I'm told there are still tickets available for Wednesday's show, so if you're looking for something to take your mind off the…
1 posts, 13 November
Hello, I'm selling a snowboard never used. It's the new K2 Wildheart 146cm from this new season 2017-2018. Original price is 500€ and I'm selling it for 370€. More details here on ebay…
16 posts, 12 November
Wow, nice shoes ... let's hope for a colder winter so you can put them to great use. Just remember that since you've chosen GTX stuff, keep the waxes (like Sno-Seal) away from them so you maintain…
2 posts, 12 November
First of all, it is unlikely that you'll receive a card in Berlin; Berlin issues the stickers on the spot. No, you don't need to panic. Just collect all the necessary documents and go to your…
3 posts, 12 November
I need a permanent home for my daughter to finish the high school year. She is in a boarding house but would be happier with a nice family. Can anyone suggest how I could search for someone?
5 posts, 12 November
Thanks for fixing the URL, is that a bug in the forum software? At any rate, we're planning to go again this evening, very pleasant atmosphere last week and surprisingly full...
33 posts, 11 November
AFAIK he's not allowed to ask you for a "reference letter" from your previous landlord, only a confirmation that you've paid your rent in full - the "Mietschuldenfreiheitsbe... (say that 5 times…
74 posts, 10 November
It is. I think most of the reasons that made me choose this city are the same if not for most of (foreign) people around here at least for some of them: 1) in this city/country I got a good job…
1,815 posts, 10 November
Gentlemen also don't wail online about not getting enough sex. Bashing just about any minority is bad form, too. *wanders away from the thread* *back to real life, work and music!*
9 posts, 9 November
Isn't that only true for rented property? Buyers still have to pay nearly 6% commission. I have heard that in Bayern, the seller does have to pay a small amount of commission and the buyer pays the…
12 posts, 9 November
Just bumping this thread. Im thinking of becoming a tour guide too, though my niche would be as a running tour guide. Currently Im learning German but its definitely not good enough to give tours…
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