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  • Location Am Hart, Munich
  • Nationality German
  • Gender Male
  • Year of birth 1970
  • Interests I lived in Tsukuba (~60km NE of Tokyo) for two years and enjoyed the international community very much. Tsukuba consists mostly of research institutes, therefore there are a lot of foreigners around and they are all very internationally minded. Coming back to Germany I felt far more lost and homesick than I had ever felt in Japan, I hope to meet some people here that have a state of mind similar to the other gaijin in Tsukuba ...
  1. New skier in Munich - Garmisch

    To go skiing from Munich without a car, use on of the companies that go to the Austrian resorts by bus, e.g. The price (including the lift ticket) is just 5 Euros more than the price of the lift ticket, they must be getting better prices on the lift tickets to actually make a profit. I have used them rather often, extremely comfortable and convenient. Hochzillertal/Hochfügen and Lenggries are really in a different league, and considering that it takes just a long (train->transfer bus) and is more expensive to go to Lenggries...  
  2. real estate

    Hi Sanjay, I do not have specific knowledge about the Freising real estate market, but 7300 Euro/m^2 sounds pretty steep to me. Also, financing 100% is not really usual in Germany. Typically, you finance 80% and you need to come up with the remaining 20% and all the fees and taxes by yourself. If you do not have enough capital to do this, you will have a hard time getting a bank loan.  
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  4. Jahrgang

    "Jahrgang" is not as colloquial as "Baujahr" when referring to the year of birth, but it is not really formal either. (As pointed out, it can also refer e.g. to the "Abitursjahrgang". The correct term is "Geburtsjahr". When referring not to the year but the group of people, the formal term is "Kohorte".
  5. What made you laugh today?

    Ad for senior citizens' car insurance on