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About kaffeemitmilch

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  • Location Frankfurt am Main
  • Nationality USA
  • Gender Male
  • Year of birth 1983
  1. They are cool looking, but I have not heard that they are now reliable. They might be better, but you'd do well not to get one for a family road trip   To be fair, I would definitely like to have one. Alas, I can't afford to deal with the issues that would pop up. I need proven reliability, and that means I stick to boring.
  2. You think French cars are unreliable, but an Alfa is ok???   Just buy a cheap car that has passed it's TUEV, and keep it basically German (I suggest Skoda, as it's basically a cheaper VW, and as reliable) because everyone can fix it, and parts are easy to get (even used ones on eBay).
  3. Car licence plate different size (Importing)

    I found this: https://www.tuvsud.com/de-de/branchen/mobilitaet-und-automotive/import-und-zulassung/amerikanische-fahrzeuge-besonderheiten-beim-import/kennzeichen
  4. International money order/bank check to renew US passport

    This is what I will try, thanks. If it doesn't work, it'd be easier to go to the consulate in person, I think.   The only difference is that I'd request my check to my US address, as my banks don't have my German address.
  5. It's 2020, but a parking ticket I got in Stockholm didn't get forwarded to Germany (two years ago now).   Having said that, the Dutch are very good at sending tickets over the border, and I have a feeling the Belgians will be too. Keep an eye out for the reminder.
  6. Is it allowed to build a tiny house in your garden?

    I can't seem to quote you, LukeSkywalker.   Coming from a Dutchman, this is cheeky. I had the same experience when I lived there, with higher costs (and fines).
  7. Your Identification Please?

    I have never been stopped by the police in the city, and I am brown-skinned. If you're white, your worries of being randomly checked ought to be nil. Having said that, I never used to carry anything but my driver's license with me (German), but started carrying my US passport card, which I expect is not valid as official ID, with me because if I forget my work ID, they require national ID to issue me a temporary work pass. If it weren't for this, I would still only just have my driver's license with me. As mentioned, you need not carry your passport with you at all times. If you can be identified by the police by other means, it should suffice.
  8. Windows 10

    Why are you disabling updates?
  9. Windows 10

    Should still be free to upgrade to Windows 10: https://www.onmsft.com/how-to/how-to-still-get-a-free-windows-10-upgrade-in-2020
  10. German Toilet Paper

    Went camping in a campervan a couple years ago and the built-in toilet was something we reserved for just liquids. Even that was really gross just to think about. I am a queasy bastard. But I understand under special circumstances like boats and campers it's necessary. And of course, I guess I could get used it it living in Greece or whatever. I just don't want to :-/
  11. German Toilet Paper

    I went to an outer neighborhood Tegut and There was flour too. Pretty good.   About using other forms of wipes, including facial tissue, I read a good article that shows how flushing anything other than organic effluent and toilet paper is bad for the sewer system. There's a link to a video that shows this too: https://thewirecutter.com/blog/toilet-paper-options/   That means you'll have to have a trash can with stool about 3 feet away from your nose... I don't think I can stomach that. And, knowing this is the standard in Greece means I'll have to forego ever visiting Greece. Sad face.   I also prefer water as the ultimate bottom cleaner. But, I can't stand wet toilets seats or surroundings. I grew up in countries where your hands and water were the cleaning method, and though I was eventually fine with those, the wetness really got to me, and I have never got over it.
  12. Ah I remember him from Tommy Boy, Death of a Salesman and the South Park Movie. He seemed cool.
  13. German Toilet Paper

    Yeah I have done all of those things with DM, Penny, Rossmann, etc. At least in FFM hasnt worked for me. Will try a small town as SP suggests.
  14. German Toilet Paper

    I don't know where to ask this so I'm reviving this thread.   Does anyone have any idea how we can get toilet paper that does not cost 24 euro for a pack like Amazon has? Someone I know mentioned just asking supermarket staff, but none of the shops around here have any in the back.
  15. The "UP Side" of Quarantine

    Hehe, definitely not. I want him to LIVE!