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13 posts, 23:10 yesterday
Do you not need to have part 1 and 2 of the car papers to get red plates? And i was not informed before that car was not registered. Yes I am stupid to buy a car based on what seller told me but it…
7 posts, 21:45 yesterday
Hi guys! I now have a proper and shiny Toytown Germany ad for my man with van moving services within Berlin and to and from all Berlin to other European cities. Please feel free o check it out…
1 posts, 10:40 yesterday
Do you need a 'man with van' service but you are concerned about the type of MAN that might turn up with a grubby VAN to handle your valuable personal items? Well, it is time to meet GentleMan With…
2 posts, 06:13 yesterday
Hey Guys, Bit of newcommer here. I am coming to Berlin 10 September to start my German job search for the next few months. I'm looking for any meetups or networking events. Looking to hit the…
124 posts, 22 August
Friday 23rd August 2019, 20:30 Holzmarkt Pampa Holzmarktstraße 25, 10243 Berlin goo.gl/maps/lhvcqt1xqrbs... Look out for the red inflatable and Meetup sign. I will comment with a more…
16 posts, 21 August
She was 38 and would have had no trouble getting another job. She just wasn't thinking outside the box. Some of my dreams have solved problems for me. Last night I had a dream that involved two…
2 posts, 21 August
hello, I commented on the other post yesterday, Regarding English speaking doctors or how can you hire an interpreter to go with you or to book an appointment for you. I came across this similar…
9 posts, 21 August
Resurrecting this thread as I'm trying to figure out what I need to do to get my tax status changed after getting married a couple months ago. My husband and I got married in the UK and I'm not…
159 posts, 20 August
Hello every one, after reading all of your comments and with my experience I know how difficult it is to find an English speaking doctor in Germany. Last week I was very sick I could find a doctor.
18 posts, 18 August
I am have been thinking about this elterngeldplus issue for sometime. Suppose, I am working for 30 hours in my current job after the birth of my child and mutterschutz , is there a threshold on how…
3 posts, 15 August
Are you aware of this thread? toytowngermany.com/forum... I purchased this book: amazon.de/gp/product/306... I found it to be very helpful and useful. The exam was exactly how I…
55 posts, 15 August
I was in a similar situation before my company opened a German subsidiary. There were several of us though, so the company hired a company (Steuerberatungsgesellsc... to take care of payroll and tax…
6 posts, 14 August
I can whole hearted recommend relocation and apartment rental agency Expats In Wonderland. They specialise in apartment rental in Berlin as well as helping those from outside of the EU secure working…
2 posts, 13 August
Hi! My name is Megan and I'm starting a new English/bi-lingual baby and toddler play group in Reinickendorf, the "Church Mice". It's an offering of the Ev. Luthergemeinde Alt-Reinickendorf parish…
2 posts, 13 August
Hi! My name is Megan and I'm starting a new English/bi-lingual baby and toddler play group in Reinickendorf, the "Church Mice". It's an offering of the Ev. Luthergemeinde Alt-Reinickendorf parish…
1 posts, 12 August
Would you like to experience the calming, meditative practice of Yin Yoga? Or the balanced sequencing of Yin and Yang together? In this busy, hectic world we live in, we are usually going / pushing /…
3 posts, 12 August
No, your boss should not be reading your emails and definitely should not answer emails for you with your name on them. Emails and chats CAN be monitored but following some basic rules. Show your…
25 posts, 10 August
totally correct observation - because I spent those years left side of the pond, and found another forum more suitable for that living arrangement. Now I'm back in Germany, so this TT forum maybe…
4 posts, 8 August
Hello! Is anybody using the FitMit AOK app? You can receive vouchers and get cash back by exercising, donating blood, etc. What confuses me though is if the cashback is taxed or if it will affect…
8 posts, 7 August
Hi, some time has passed since the message you quoted, so some things are a bit different now, but I still can't answer all the questions. The refugee crisis happened, so nowadays there is an…
7 posts, 5 August
Maybe a bit late, but I was on holidays. There is more good news for parents with small kids in Berlin, from now on the lunch is for free for all kids in all primary schools, just like the BVG…
27 posts, 4 August
@PandaMunich Thank you so much 😇 you connected the dots in a way I wasn't able to! Here is a post you made where you gave 3 examples 3 examples of Healthcare costs in retirement
16 posts, 2 August
@JohnG Sorry for gatecrashing thread OP/John - I am on my husband's health insurance/have been for 12 years but I am deregistering and moving back to the UK next month. Husband is staying here…
1 posts, 28 July
Hi, if you're looking to improve your photography skills in a fun way, this upcoming course at Volkshochschule Tempelhof-Schöneberg might be perfect for you! "Other Ways of Seeing: Improving your…
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