Santitas

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About Santitas

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  • Location Mitte, Berlin
  • Nationality American
  • Hometown New York City
  • Gender Female
  • Year of birth
  • Interests languages, reading, writing, movies, music, cooking/baking

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  1. Travel to the US and back.

    Yeah, it seems like this summer won’t be happening. They bought tickets that they can change for free, thankfully.    Americans 🤦🏿‍♀️🤦🏿‍♀️
  2. Travel to the US and back.

    Wow, okay. Did she at least get her money back?
  3. Travel to the US and back.

    Ah, ok. Let me rephrase the question then. Anyone planning to have family from the US come visit this summer once the borders open? Were they able to buy tickets normally? Did they have to do anything else?
  4. Travel to the US and back.

    Has anyone had family from the US come out to visit yet? 
  5. Online German classes

    I’ve found that it really depends on the teacher and not necessarily the school itself. See if you can get a recommendation for a specific teacher. Good teachers often teach at multiple schools. 
  6. Pregnant with a job offer

    You would receive Elterngeld based on your earnings independent from him, and he would receive Elterngeld based on his earnings from the last twelve months, independent from you. 
  7. Personalausweis for BVG e-tickets

    I’ve been buying my tickets with the app for years now and have never been asked to show ID when tickets are being checked. They simply scan the QR code to make sure it’s a real ticket, and that’s it. I wouldn’t worry about it.
  8. I’m not German, but I have been paying taxes here since 2010, and I don’t feel screwed. I’m happy to hear that someone who was really struggling was able to get help when they needed it. Life is so very unpredictable, and you never know when you’ll be in that exact situation. 
  9. Combating severe dry skin

    I know this is an old topic, but seeing as how we’re all washing our hands every five minutes (hopefully), I thought I’d share a great product that has really helped my skin. I already had really dry skin from having to wash my hands all the time whilst pregnant, and then Corona cane along, so it’s gotten even worse.    Anyway, we found this product at Denns, and it’s amazing. I don’t even have to put cream on immediately after using it! It’s 9€ for a big ol‘ bottle so not too expensive. Even my husband who could care less about skin softening products has been raving about it 😅   *i can’t figure out how to turn the pic right-side up 🙄🤷🏿‍♀️  
  10. Germans don't know how to queue

    Nah, I’m sure you haven’t turned into one of ‘em. It’s probably just due to Corona 😂
  11. Uhh, you do realize that the post you’re responding to is from four years ago, yes?
  12. Rundfunkbeitrag when not having any wohnung?

    We’re talking a total of 17,50€ here, right? Seriously??
  13. Ordering from Amazon with Amazon Prime

    I have to say that Amazon Prime has saved us so many times since having had a baby during Corona. It’s so hard to predict and buy in advance, and when you finally figure out what you do need and in what size, you can have the item either the same day or the very next. They haven’t missed a beat in Berlin even at the height of Corona, and we’ve made at least 20 purchases in the last three months, if not more. 
  14. Surrogacy law in Germany

    Only if you’re married and under the age of 40 though.
  15. Best hospitals for natural birth

    Yup, I don’t care what anyone says. Get a Hebamme who has children herself. This is not an experience that can simply be studied or hypothetical at all.