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20 posts, 15:33 hrs
I think I can. The entire creative process belonged to me. I also hoped that so. Right, it shouldn't be this difficult to start earning couple of bucks. Thank you so much for taking your…
5 posts, 12:05 hrs
Here's wildlife conservation around Berlin - all approved by the Nature Conservation ministry: theguardian.com/environm... On the other hand, a more positive view of wildlife sustainability…
20 posts, 15:53 yesterday
It's in landlord's interest to charge because - aside from it being entirely reasonable to ask for the money - contracts also need that thing called "consideration": something to flow between both…
282 posts, 13:18 yesterday
Let us see if we can this meet up back on track. It was sometimes vey good to meet on a Thursday night, so let us see if the interest is still ther. The bar is Eure Kneiper. It is a good German bar.
11 posts, 09:33 yesterday
I tried explaining this already back in October. If you do not book a plan with them, you are paying 24 cents per MB which means that your 15€ would buy you something like 62MB, not GB and 30€ would…
66 posts, 9 December
(Wasteland) The wheels are coming off in Berlin. Not only in Berlin but in the rest of Germany and western Europe. German guilt is at a high level and with it the wish to self-obliterate.
6 posts, 9 December
I came across the following US 'internet resource' several months ago. I had forgotten about it until now, didn't even bookmark it, but I found it was still in my history despite routine purging.
12 posts, 7 December
This is not going to work how you imagine it. Once they deregister they lose that status. The residence permit/status cannot be maintained through visits. Either they live here or not.
7 posts, 7 December
My mother, who lives in Munich, did that very thing with a rental property, so not sure why it would be a problem with an owned property as long the changes are structurally sound.
45 posts, 6 December
Darmstadt also had that sort of renaming recently and I didn't really understand why...until now . Lots of familiar numbers replaced with ones you had no idea about but, again, the frequency etc did…
16 posts, 6 December
I'm not in Berlin but I was located in Germany working for one of the major global IT manufacturers in Global Hardware Service (supposedly important to the company). In the 8 or 9 years until I…
1 posts, 5 December
Looking for somewhere to get the party started this New Year's Eve in Berlin? Join us at Belushi’s for our NYE Pre-Party, where we’ll be priming the night right with GREAT TUNES, FREE ENTRY and…
2 posts, 5 December
I will be staying in Berlin for 1 month and I don't want to stop working out during this period. Do you know please if there is any gym that allow me to train only one month or by number of sessions…
13 posts, 4 December
Because banks, health insurance companies, pension insurers, etc. will not have their annual summaries ready before the beginning of 2019 anyway. And because legislative changes often only come into…
251 posts, 4 December
The next meeting of the book group will be on Tuesday, 15th January, at 7:30pm. We will discuss "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi. The meeting place, as usual, will be Grand Bar (formerly known as Oranium;…
6 posts, 2 December
Thanks everyone for your replies. We will write them by registered post as suggested, asking for a new account information, and wait for a reply. I want to believe that they might be rather young to…
4 posts, 1 December
It's on the left of the main month ticket page (the size of the copied text indicates just how prominently): vbb.de/tickets/monatskar... The English version of the site just talks about…
16 posts, 1 December
I've just been to the game I mentioned and really the Union experience is about as easy as football gets, and saying that as an away fan. Easy to get to, and in and out of, very pleasant staff, the…
2 posts, 28 November
To answer own question for benefit of others: We were eventually able to petition the school successfully to move our child to another class. It was essential to enlist the help of the school's…
3 posts, 28 November
To answer own question: in depends case-to-case and is specified in the Teilerklärung (Partition Declaration). In our case, the Gemeinschaft was responsible for part of the repairs and we were…
3 posts, 27 November
I've been training with Lavash for about 3 months, and I'd also gladly recommend her. She's great at tailoring sessions to my goals, very reliable, and extremely friendly and fun to work with, while…
13 posts, 26 November
The alternative would possibly be to hang it with a wire through it and attach it to the wall with hooks, if there's something to attach them to. (There is probably proper name for that equipment).
1 posts, 25 November
Our 7 year old daughter, who is half English and half German, has mentioned that she would love a friend who is in the same situation as her: going to a German- only school, but speaking English at…
2 posts, 24 November
Looking for some partners to start playing music together. Anything that could be fun, from blues and rock'n roll, to heavy metal, power metal, symphonic metal, or folk with different influences. I…
5 posts, 23 November
This might be interesting regarding Gigacube speeds. I'm slap bang in the city, but surrounded by concrete jungle, and apparently in a weak spot, so reception is bad, though other side of street…
11 posts, 23 November
But Maybe there is another Option. My device Shows 2 PYUR Connections. What is PYUR? Do I Need all the stuff that may go with it? E.g. router. And I am Pretty sure there is no phone Access in my…
24 posts, 21 November
The Booker Tea Reading Group meets the third Sunday of each month over a potluck brunch to discuss contemporary world literature. A different member of the group hosts each month; we meet in…
14 posts, 17 November
Thanks for all your responses! I swung by the US Shop in Tempelhof on Saturday and they actually had a couple of cans of Coors Light, albeit without the "Silver Bullet" moniker. Also picked up…
10 posts, 16 November
It means profit before tax. The German tax year is the relevant variable. Yes, because you whole worldwide income is taxable in Germany and with the information in the questionnaire, the…
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