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8 posts, 17:46 hrs
Thanks for the detailed answer! In regards to the commute itself it might actually be a decent time to study for an exam within my profession (architecture licensing), so hopefully it won't drain…
45 posts, 02:13 hrs
Our schools do their own. Sometimes the teachers share info from year to year, but not always. A last class trip for fun is organised by the students, if there is one. The costs are kept down…
19 posts, 19 April
Thanks so much for the tip! There will be another Hausverwaltung in a few months. I’ll make some flyers about the problem and send them to the fellow neighbors a couple weeks before the…
2 posts, 19 April
For anyone interested in a 5km run, jog, or walk on a Saturday, there are now Parkruns in Cologne and Bonn Cologne Aachener Weiher Bonn Rheinaue Saturdays at 09:00 details at…
30 posts, 17 April
If it helps anyone, I applied for the conversion (Texas DL with full reciprocity) as soon as I established residency. They said I couldn't get my German license until the full 6 months had elapsed…
22 posts, 17 April
There are several checks in place to guard against people doing this. You have to show your residence document. You are supposed to hold the license you are trading for at least 185 days (this was…
133 posts, 17 April
I doubt that this article was written by a native speaker. Plattenbau is clearly associated with buildings in the former GDR. While the same or very similiar construction was done in the West it…
3 posts, 16 April
Hi and thanks for the reply. It will be a freelance GbR. I would like to avoid using my home address in public domains such as website and invoices. Therefore just wondering if anyone has any…
1 posts, 16 April
Hello! Couldn't find any posts about these 2 particular Kitas and wanted to ask if anyone has any experience or thoughts on TfK in Wieblingen and Mäusezauber in the Bahnstadt. As you might have…
3 posts, 15 April
You could start with free on-line course with Deutsche Welle. Very interactive, and starts with basic skills. You could search for schools/courses on line? Type in German courses near Erding.
4 posts, 15 April
You can get anything online at brouwland.de (although I think they are nl actually) or hopfen und mehr (hobbybrauerversand.de).... and others. Since that is where many folks go to get ingredients,…
93 posts, 15 April
When I moved into this flat, there was a little boy, maybe 5 years old upstairs who was incredibly noisy. Shrieking, stamping, running up and down. I work at home, so purchased a pair of those ear…
12 posts, 12 April
Most of those small communities never buy the places from the Federal government. In most locations the Feds rent them out to e.g. some farmer who stores his tractors there or to someone who'll let…
11 posts, 12 April
Hey there! Wow, 6 months already? Mine will be 9 months shortly, it's crazy how quickly the time has gone. We'd love to meet up! Sending a PM to you @NativeFraulein, but posting on here to keep…
52 posts, 10 April
I've thought about it for a second and yes you were being judgemental and it's not the first time in this thread either. You have done so in one or two of your many many other threads you have…
35 posts, 9 April
Also remember that they make you pay for membership at that site and the payment options are limited (via amazon gift card was a new one for me). She may have just decided it wasn’t worth the hassle.
18 posts, 8 April
There is no specific recipe, or too many ways of making it. Bean paste is seasoning that is made from beans. First beans are cooked soft, then they are punched to make them mixture of paste some…
44 posts, 6 April
It can be easier if you think about it in more practical term, and try to spend time on things that are good for you, that make you feel happy. Think about what harm can anyone do to you by saying…
15 posts, 5 April
There are some people that are a bit touchy about these things. My Mother (lives in the UK) complained a few years ago when the birthday card for my stepfather arrived 2 days before his birthday as…
8 posts, 4 April
Yes, there is a port to charge cell phone. It is pretty new, got last year, Moto C Plus. I tend to believe the port can be used for data as well. My computer is HP, almost for sure the computer has…
4 posts, 3 April
Just use google maps to search for the kind of medical practitioner you need and call the ones near to you. You can first ask if the doctor speaks English. This is the easiest way. Most German…
6 posts, 3 April
Hello vmm2005! sorry I haven’t checked back here since last year. Thanks for your advice. It turns out i am usually staying around Kassel/ Gux and normally over on a Thursday evening. I will…
12 posts, 3 April
Ok, so as everyone has already noted, clearly this is not a good situation for you, and the best thing would be for you to move into a new place. Also, it is REALLY silly to try to be vindictive, as…
7 posts, 2 April
My neighbors are mostly working full time, or their schedule would be changing all time. It is an apartment building. It would be best if I can convince a small business in my neighborhood to help…
17 posts, 2 April
...ok, so look back at your diagram, and work your way from the bit called "kitchen sink tailpiece" up to the sink. Just before you get to the sink, you should see a pipe like a flexible bit of hose…
54 posts, 1 April
Hello everyone i joined here to search for my friend who is a brittish expat Her name is Melanie and she lives in Celle. we where forum friends on a Brittish tv forum, she is a stuardeesse.. and then…
26 posts, 1 April
I ordered stuff on Amazon and never paid extta. Just check where the seller is. Which brand do you want? There is a lot available for next day prime delivery. Etude house,…
91 posts, 1 April
Bingo. It is also why this site is so entertaining but also can blow up without rhyme or reason. Please don't take it seriously. Some of the really worst people here are actually the ones who would…
17 posts, 1 April
We like 1&1 and have had them for years. Himself called them last week and asked for a € 10 per month discount or he would join MNet. She said OK and made it 3 months retroactive so we got € 30…
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