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  1. Tax on money received from Parents from abroad

    And I guess they are up to speed on UK gift/inheritance tax stuff.  
  2. How safe is the area around Haupbahnhof in Hamburg

    My sons both had Covid recently, and sure, it was not that bad, did not end up in hospital.  But nah.  Would not want the fever, joint pain, hacking cough and, oh God, the diarrhoea when staying in a small tent in this heat.  I am disregarding his excellent Altona suggestions.  Beer, nearly always nice but I would probably fall asleep and miss trains,  and whores are not really my thing.  I am taklng the day train, which means an ICE and then an uncrowded IC.  If the connections work.
  3. How safe is the area around Haupbahnhof in Hamburg

    What do you reckon about a 4 hour wait at Hamburg Altona, from about 2 am to 6 am.  I would not blink if I was with someone, but this trip I be on my own.   Alternative is to get Nahverkehr through the night, changing at Kiel and Husum.  But will these be packed with merry people after a night out, singing, with poor ventilation?   I would rather like to avoid getting Covid on my way to my holiday.  This would be midweek.  
  4. Cannabis legalisation in Germany 2022

    I tried them for a bit, just to try and chill and not be so anxious.  Which kind of worked, sometimes, for a bit.  But to be honest I think it was too gentle effect.   Perhaps like 20 percent CBD would work.  But noticed today that a tiny bottle of 10 percent was priced at 50 euros.  I mean, that is mad.  
  5. Politics Gen XYZ

  6. BREXIT positives and negatives

    From the blurb ETIAS is going to needed to be obtained before travel to Schengen.
  7. BREXIT positives and negatives

    ETIAS?  7 Euro for 3 years  Not just UK, but for most non EU citizen who currently do not need a tourist visa.  Very similar to the US visa waiver thingy.   European Travel Information and Authorisation System - Wikipedia
  8. 9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

    I had forgotten how awful drivers were to pedestrians and cyclists.  Cars crossing pavements to enter or exit supermarkets or petrol stations do not give way to pedestrians and will actually block them.  Tempted just to walk over their car bonnet to get by.  And wish I was wearing hefty boots.  But of course, being British, just grumbled discreetly.
  9. Cannabis legalisation in Germany 2022

    CBD oil and extracts have benefits, if you can afford them.
  10. Cannabis legalisation in Germany 2022

    I certainly do not like surprises.  Everything I have tried here has either been so weak it was probably fake, or the other extreme of making me off-my-face crazy.  Not my thing.  Also I really dislike smoking.  I even hated it when I was a smoker which made it easier to give up decades ago.  Bring on the low buzz beer.  Please.
  11. 9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

    9 Euro ticket is valid on the IC route that doubles as an RE on the  Stuttgart-Singen-Konstanz line, if that helps you at all.    
  12. Cannabis legalisation in Germany 2022

    You do not have to smoke it.  US has some great edibles and drinkables.  And mild blends.    
  13. Only in America

    I have not heard of anyone "having" to go private.  Meaning, the wait list was so long it would be past legal limit.  Especially now with medical option, the wait is much reduced.  Choosing to avoid a public ward, with women having miscarriages is another matter.
  14. Only in America

    For sure.  But you do not have to pay for this in the UK.  Finding 2 doctors to sign off that the abortion is necessary for medical/psch reasons is not difficult.  You can have it done on the NHS and then it is of course free, but the waiting time is longer and can often involve being on a ward with women who are having miscarriages and even giving birth.  So many choose to go private.  This costs about 65 GBP upwards, depending on medical or surgical, or requiring an overnight stay.   I just wanted to point out that women do not have a Roe v Wade type of right to an abortion in GB.  And I say GB, not UK, because NI is trickier.  They have recently updated their law, but provision is still very sketchy.  
  15. Only in America

    Women in GB do not have the right to choose to have an abortion before 12 weeks.  It has to be signed off by 2 doctors saying continuing the pregnancy is a danger to the medical or mental health of the mother.