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About LostBetweenCountries

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  • Location North America
  • Nationality German/American
  • Hometown near Ansbach
  • Gender Female
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  • Interests CrossFit, Travel, Animals

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  1. "Please call me by my first name"

      Mine did that and I found it super annoying. I just started working for a large law firm in Munich and it's interesting how so far 90% of the people are by first names, including some assistants to the partners they're working with.   
  2. So, I got me a job in Munich and will be moving next week. I'll initially be staying in a shared flat until June 30 (option to extend until July 31 depending on Corona situation and whether I can find a place of my own). If anyone knows of anything, I'd like to move mid/late June. About me:    I am female, 38, single, non-smoker, no pets, full time employee, quiet and would like 1-2 (or 1.5) rooms with a kitchen already there. I am looking to pay 850EUR max (warm). Preferably in Schwabing, Neuhausen, Maxvorstadt, Ludwigvorstadt or similar location. Yes, I know it's a crazy and expensive market in Munich, but I also know this is not entirely impossible - a friend had to find a place twice last year due to "Eigenbedarf" of the old flat and managed to find one in Schwabing both times (yes he's already shared his tips and I am doing all those things as well as checking ImmoScout, ImmoWelt, will check papers, etc.). But you never know, maybe someone here would like an easy tenant who has never made a late payment in her life and has never had money withheld from her deposit.  I'll be happy to share my income in a private message and I could have a parent co-sign as a security if absolutely necessary (this has helped before and they're happy to do it).    Thanks and stay healthy folks.   Chris
  3. Meet up for 30-45 year-old women permanently in Munich

      I'm moving to Munich next week (probably Tuesday evening, moving into a furnished room at first) for a new job - yea, I know, starting a new job during this is crazy but I consider myself lucky that they didn't back out and also didn't make me come in April 1 - although they are already paying me...    Not sure I'll have things set up 15th but I'd love to e-meet some of you and hopefully meet in real life soon as well.   Chris
  4. Sweeney Todd Musical in English at Deutsches Theater

    So, now that I haven't been online for a while - I am glad I went to this. Because it was likely the last play for a while.  I miss theater already. 
  5. Where to buy carry-out burritos

    Never felt a desire to try their brunch. But I’m not a breakfast burrito girl. Give me their regular burritos any day though. And their tacos. Which reminds me I should pay them a visit  
  6. Coronavirus

      The thing is most Americans (in my experience) don't know or don't care to know about the origin of the name. German chocolate cake is still widely believed to be a German traditional cake while most Germans I know think it's a vile concoction...  
  7. What are you listening to right now?

    Phantom of the Opera - Music of the Night
  8. Where to buy carry-out burritos

    Stumbled on this topic and while I have not the slightest idea about burritos in Munich I recommend a road trip to Nuremberg to Crazy Nate's ... best burritos and tacos i've had in Germany yet. 
  9. speed camera app

      The speed limits aren't the problem (I struggle much more with the 30k limits) but the cost of a speeding ticket in FL starts somewhere around $200 for exceeding by 10-15mph and that's if you're not in a school or construction zone (which it seems everything in Orlando is a construction zone  ). I always kinda smiled when I got a EUR10-15 ticket in Germany for minor infractions and moved on with life.  
  10. speed camera app

    Interesting since they DO announce the speed traps on the radio.  But aren't the radar detectors illegal too? Here in FL it seems almost everyone has one in the car. 
  11. Going clean - Missing tax declaration

    I'd say it depends what constitutes a few years... but generally most countries are a little more lenient if people come forward on their own AND pay the back-taxes. I'd start by consulting an accountant who will be able to give more guidance on whether he'd recommend an attorney (based on how many years, income, etc.) - but I doubt income was SO low that she wouldn't have to pay taxes - I mean she was surviving on it I assume. 
  12. Advice needed, encounter w/ threatening driver

      Thanks for the laugh John. I'm quite vocal when I drive myself, luckily they generally can't hear me. And I curse completely interchangeably in German and English, so maybe sometimes they wouldn't understand anyway  
  13. Advice on job contract

      I am German and they try it on me too, so it's everyone. This was a few years ago and I had interviewed, they said 'oh yea we can pay that but it's on 13 months..' - uhm, no, I have my salary in mind for a reason and that reason is cost of living.. duh.  
  14. Advice on job contract

      Yes, I am currently interviewing and I have a salary minimum in mind and I tell them that this salary is to be considered my 12 months pay. Anything like bonuses or a 13th salary will  need to be above and beyond. 
  15. Advice needed, encounter w/ threatening driver

      Lol, that makes you more of a Millenial than me..   I have no love for German men's sense of fashion, but it has always been bad - I mean, capri pants? But that has nothing to do with the stupid laws on the 'insult' of the middle finger. I am gonna go ahead and say that was an elderly man or lady who felt 'offended' and sued and so on... people our age would probably usually give a f***     Although, I'd rather that than my sometimes very present fear over here that I may be run off the road or shot.