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28 posts, 00:32 hrs
Lega4, you are oversimplifying and being overoptimistic. You are falling for the usual trap that "buying is cheaper on the long run". Not always. As an example, you are not considering fuel costs…
32 posts, 00:30 hrs
That was his polite way of asking whether you had gotten thrown out of the flat by your partner/fled the flat in agitation to escape from him, without your keys, and your partner had then left the…
8 posts, 21:41 yesterday
As for me, it's convenient in few cases: 1. Go from home to subway stop. I cannot use my own bike because it will be stolen when left at public transport stop (I've got one stolen and dont want to…
3 posts, 11:45 yesterday
First Aid Course in English for Babies and Children Learn to overcome any reluctance to act in emergency situations and to recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies…
48 posts, 19 October
No way! We are coming and bringing our entire kid’s soccer league in tow. You guys have created something special, and we will come year after year. My wife actually met her current boss at your…
1 posts, 19 October
Hi, I'm gonna be in Munich next week auf Montage during the work week. If anyone there or in the area wants to meet up for an-after-the-workday beer/wine. Let me know. Alone in Munich sounds like the…
21 posts, 19 October
Hi, we are looking for native English-speaking... babysitter /nanny, who could come once or twice a week and speak / play with my daughter (2 years old) in English. We live close to S Rosenheimer…
119 posts, 19 October
Seems strange to join this web site, yesterday just to advertise this website, maybe they work for this web site !!! A friend of mine bought Trachten stuff a the Schliersee, and is very happy…
2 posts, 19 October
Hi! My wives parents are here visiting from China and will be staying for three months straight. The plan going forward is that they will visit us more often and probably stay the same duration…
3 posts, 19 October
Groose This week we're in Lehel at the Mariannenhof from 6.45pm. We reserved the high tables on the right in the name Johnny Vegas. They have Burgers and Ribs. And it's Ladies night with…
13 posts, 18 October
Hi! My my name is Kate and I am a 26 year old from Canada. I have lived and worked in Munich for the past 3 years at a bilingual kindergarten and have experience as an au pair, Babysitter, as…
6 posts, 18 October
Hi I moved to Munich (well, Oberhaching to be precise) about 4 months ago and and hoping to line up some tennis plans for next year. Do you guys still meet and play (not in winter obviously) on a…
670 posts, 18 October
It looks like not many people are around this week, so I am going to postpone for now. Sorry TriniLana, but I would prefer to organise again soon when more people are a available
8 posts, 18 October
This week we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Jaipur Palace, Landshuter Allee 55 (corner Leonrodstr) 80637 München. Nearest station Rotkreuzplatz U1/7 also 12 tram and 53, 62, 63 bus.
13 posts, 16 October
Reading is what will improve vocabulary and grammar. Have him read is his professional field, which will also be easier for him. The BBC and New York Times websites have a wide variety of Content,…
176 posts, 16 October
Friday playgroup for English-speaking parents and young kids from 10:30-12:30. All are welcome! The playgroup is located at Kidlerstraße 15 of the Himmelfahrtskirche in Sendling. Walk through the…
24 posts, 16 October
Time for a little update methinks: For the last few years the only direct flights I could find from Munich to Edinburgh were with Easyjet, but now there's an alternative with Eurowings. I'm…
2 posts, 16 October
I doubt you'll get an apartment in Hadern for a low price, especially an inherited one where money is probably the only thing the inheritee(s) are interested in. You've declared your interest…
1 posts, 15 October
An improv show with the theme Halloween, from ghouls to clowns and everything in-between. It might scare you a bit, if you know what we mean? Do YOU have the GUTS to join? Bake This is Munich's first…
1 posts, 15 October
For those interested in the art of Indian Tabla and generally percussion, Münchner Volkshochschule organizes a Tabla presentation and workshop on 21'st Oct, followed by a beginners course starting…
952 posts, 14 October
The next meetup is Sunday, 5 November 2017, at Mil's Sportrestaurant at Hans-Denzinger-Str. 2 near the Milbertshofen U-Bahn station. The start time is 14:00, or if you can't come then, our…
16,132 posts, 14 October
Malcolm, thanks for letting me know and hope to see you another Wednesday. This week we have a new venue for Toytown at Shalimar, 1. ex-essex (Paul) 2. Andi 3. Shishimaru 4. Coolerking
45 posts, 14 October
- The grocery prices can significantly differ between one chain and another. - Starbucks has a loyalty card. You get a free coffee for every pack of beans. I use it the other way around, when I…
6,869 posts, 14 October
Hello folks, since today (Saturday 14th October) will be a scorching hot one several people are heading to the TaxisGarten and then later for a Curry Some will arrive at about 3:30 but I imagine…
24 posts, 14 October
QB (LGBT meetup) Halloween Edition! Come in costume if you want.  Friday, 20 October 2017 starting from 20:00. You can drop in when you wish as it normally goes until at least 22:30 if not later.
2 posts, 13 October
In July I did the D... Klettersteig and I enjoyed it so much I want to do it again this Sunday. This is a beautiful Klettersteig with wonderful views over the Mondsee. It is also a modern…
2,300 posts, 13 October
Let's give Castle Neuschwanstein another try. This weekend mist is unlikely though, instead we should see beautiful autumn colours I'm planing this hike as an easy one, but it can be extended to a…
8 posts, 12 October
Current sale is Friday, October 13th 2017 from 3 pm to 7 pm and Saturday, October 14th 2017 from 11am - 3 pm at our new location in Ernst Mach Gymnasium in 85540 Haar. Over 17 thousand items for sale!
3 posts, 12 October
Hi Colin, thanks for your kind offer to donate books. If you just have a few, just bring them to the book sale on Friday or Saturday. If you have a carload, just let me know. Thanks! Regina
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