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Can anybody recommend somebody to do a Beglaubigte translation for a Standesamt in NRW? I need 2 documents translated, one being a marriage certificate. To possibly complicate things, the…
48 posts, 07:14 yesterday
Because Trump is not (capable of becoming) a dictator, he "only" provoked pogroms with his posts. And yes, certain people left because of him as their life became no more safe. INTERESTING: I…
60 posts, 17 January
Everybody knows about German demographics story. Politicians are discussing it everyday. Measures are taken against it (e.g. the latest one is the new immigration law to ease entry for high demand…
1 posts, 16 January
The swimming club DSV98, located in Duisburg, is offering swimming classes for the swimming badge in bronze for kids and teens. The courses take place in the indoor pool at Memelstrasse,…
1 posts, 16 January
The Local worked with 'Invest Leipzig' to produce this infographic to help new people who may want to move to the area understand what this up-and-coming city in East Germany has to offer. What do…
5 posts, 14 January
Ha ha! We're all going to be coming on our holidays in rotation now we know you are there! Ah. Read your other post. Working holidays only, I guess! @SpiderPig might be your dude
2 posts, 12 January
Hi guys, So I have been planning to ask for some advice on this for a long time but never really asked but I guess today is the time. So, here is my story summed up- 1. Came to Germany in…
2 posts, 12 January
Happy New Year, everybody! Suggestion for our first meetup in 2020: Either Thursday, 23 January, or Friday, 24 January 2020. Please note whether you can make one or both, and which date you…
20 posts, 12 January
I'll rephrase, nobody is physically contacted, nobody is calling the DVLA to get that information or other driving licence, that information is available through EUCARIS.
6 posts, 11 January
I would suggest Neudorf, too. And as regards activities with small kids, there are a lot of families in our swimming club ww.dsv98.de who spend their free time there in the summer.
1 posts, 11 January
This event is especially interesting for those who - are looking for swimming classes - would like to do aquajogging in an outdoor pool - are interested in other outdoor gym ( yoga, qi gong,…
2 posts, 10 January
Have you considered freelancing? LinkedIn, xing.com, and gulp.de might be helpful if that option is interesting. Xing has groups with new freelance projects appearing every day. Good luck.
2 posts, 1 January
Hello everyone, The information has changed Phone number: 01516 5263350 Address: Berliner Allee 56, 40212 Düsseldorf Or visit our Facebook Page : facebook.com/drposaan...
18 posts, 27 December
There's no magic about it. Speak English. If your English is not native, make an effort to improve your own English. There are some good books of "false friends" out there e.g. on Amazon to help you…
1 posts, 27 December
Hi, I am looking for a single private room accommodation for a month in Ravensburg as i am relocating to this place. Please suggest with any websites or any contacts that a can search on my own and…
32 posts, 24 December
Firstly, it is what you are used to. I have relatives in Australia who think that anything below 20c is cold and put on Jumpers when it drops below 22. I have a colleague who told me that he…
137 posts, 20 December
WOW! Exciting Kenny! Over a year ago you and I were on here trying to get questions answered and sort through how to take the plunge. We each managed to get BKK health insurance a major feat), and we…
16 posts, 20 December
Sorry folks! I actually made my move, in March 2019. I was first in a small furnished apartment in Connewitz. I actually liked the area, but not the apartment. Was very tiny, and the landlord left…
2 posts, 20 December
Best of luck with your move. I hope you will both be very happy. I can't help with information you requested, but I would like to make one point. The full word Gymnasium is a false friend - in…
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