FrenchguyinMunich

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  • Location Ramersdorf, Munich
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  1. Krav Maga, self defense sport etc. on odd hours

    Hi Beebree, you should maybe check out Keep Safe (https://www.krav-maga-muenchen.com/). They have evening course starting at 8:15pm (and ending at 9:15pm) and they also offer courses on Sunday.  I've started going there not so long ago, and the atmosphere is super nice, they are very welcoming of newcomers and there is really no need to have any prior knowledge of Krav Maga / be super fit. The teachers are good and the 1h flies by really quickly.  They offer a free test session (just write an email to them beforehand) and then you can either go for a subscription or buy a 10 sessions pass. And I imagine this is not too far from where you live (depending on where you are in Berg am Laim).     
  2. Herzogenaurach salaries

      Always tough comparing salaries across borders as not comparing like for like. On the one hand in Germany the job probably includes great benefits like 30+ days of vacation, and healthcare costs are usually much lower than in the US, but given higher tax rate what you have in your pocket at the end of the day might be slightly lower than in NYC. However, if you then take cost of living in comparison, you are far better off in a small town.    To be honest 90K doesn't seem too unreasonable to me, but strongly depending on experience and what the definition of "senior" is (i.e. how many years of experience are required for the job). 
  3. Are electric cars actually more envionmentally friendly?

    They are more environmentally friendly over their lifecycle. More carbon emissions during production stage than traditional ICE vehicles, but after a few years on the road their carbon footprint is much lower (to what extent depends on the country's electricity mix of course).   Another advantage of EVs is that they can load on electricity during off-peak hours or when wind and sun are good, thus making it easier for the electricity grid to deal with fluctuations from renewable energies.    But the biggest advantage of EVs is that they don't poison your lungs as ICE do. Poor air quality resulting from roads clogged with ICE vehicles is one of the leading causes of death and sickness in modern Europe. Even if EV's were as polluting as ICE vehicles (which they are not) at least it's far away from population centers.   Their braking system is also better than the one from ICE vehicles and generates less toxic fine particulates.    To my mind, we can't be moving fast enough away from ICEs...