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123 posts, 13:15 hrs
Hi everyone! I am interested in joining the book club and discussing interesting books (if the group is still active). Can someone please give me more information about the club? Cheers!
27 posts, 12:38 hrs
Well, I won't let him completely off the hook, he won't get out of going to Ikea sometime in the near future (I don't have a driving licence). Just his luck that the saucepan I'm after, the divinely…
2 posts, 04:33 hrs
Hi all, I might get a job offer in Lindau (bodensee). It is a research and development engineer position in a automotive company. I have 4 years of experience in R&D. I have few questions, 1.
1 posts, 16:52 yesterday
Hello, recently we were notified by our Hausarzt that they no longer work with our Public Insurance which is TK, so we can come to appointments only if we pay the costs from our own pocket . As I…
38 posts, 16:13 yesterday
Me neither. They took my word for it, or rather they took my accountants word for it. The reason my accountant was involved, was in those days you could offset some of the interest against tax, which…
4 posts, 11:55 yesterday
Any other recommendations? I'm looking for an English-speaking psychi... in Heidelberg as well. If possible somewhere near Heidelberg Uni area. I arrived in Heidelberg about a month ago. The…
32 posts, 08:27 yesterday
that is correct - I would recommend a "Versicherungsberater", i.e. an insurance consultant who has legal rights like an attorney. He can help getting into the public health insurance... Cheerio
9 posts, 05:50 yesterday
It stuns me that even on this site, in Germany, a site that is not about politics, we have people who feel they must criticise others without seeming cause. Anyway, Shoegazer, I will continue to try…
2 posts, 15 January
Hi, I'm new to the idea of RC aircraft (considering starting it as a hobby). The questions are; where in or around the Karlsruhe area can one fly RC aircraft (fixed wing versus rotary wing…
11 posts, 14 January
Just wanted to share this, not with a particular message or anything. Just have been thinking about it, since I read the first post. Speaks for itself I suppose. From Istanbul, Pride, 2011.
1 posts, 14 January
Hi everyone, Wondering if there are any English speaking moms in the holzkirchen or surrounding area who would be interested in grabbing a coffee while the kiddos play. My daughter is 9 months…
5 posts, 13 January
hi, are there any english-language church services in the area (south)? i had asked around in another expat group and was told that there was no such thing about the catholic parishes, but I wonder…
1 posts, 13 January
Hi Everyone, Me and my husband are Indian citizen and live in Germany near Dusseldorf (NRW). I am currently enrolled as a PhD student in RWTH Aachen university (since May 2013). I am getting…
1 posts, 13 January
Hi!! We are very new to Germany and we are looking for English speaking parents who has a baby. We have 1 month daughter and living in Dortmund. We would like to make new friends who like to go out…
7 posts, 13 January
Aldi sells many different kinds of colored paper (from printer-paper to thick card, plus patterned sheets of paper for crafting) a few times a year, and their prices are far cheaper than anywhere…
7 posts, 13 January
@tbot, How did you make out? Did it work out for you? Jobs in Landscaping are pretty easy to come by, even if you don't have credentials or speak the language very well - yet. It's a booming…
3 posts, 13 January
Hi Folks, I am living in Mannheim and would like to order a Rapunze themed birthday cake for my daughter for her birthday. Does anyone know a business or friend i can pay to make a Rapunzel themed…
7 posts, 13 January
well, kind of an objectivist but this was in my younger, younger days. i am out of stuttgart at the moment but will definitely join the group. i am also trying to figure out where to get D&D books
1 posts, 12 January
Hello! You want friends, laughs, fun, a sense of community? Join us for drinks in Tutzing on the last Thursday of the month at 7 pm at the Tutzinger Keller (down the path to the left of the train…
1 posts, 12 January
Bollywood Workshop: So, 5. Feb 2017  14:00-16:00 Bollywood-Dance Einführungsworkshop mit Vashvi Thema dieses Workshops sind die wichtigsten Grundlagen des Bollywood-Tanzes: • Elemente…
1 posts, 12 January
Join us for the January Edition of Bonn English Comedy Nights! The show is at The Fiddlers Pub in Endenich featuring international top acts from around the world! Where: The Fiddlers Pub: Frongasse 9…
1 posts, 12 January
Bollywood Workshop: So, 5. Feb 2017  14:00-16:00 Bollywood-Dance Einführungsworkshop mit Vashvi Thema dieses Workshops sind die wichtigsten Grundlagen des Bollywood-Tanzes: • Elemente…
2 posts, 12 January
Regular group classes for both beginner and experienced yogis from their 14th week of pregnancy onwards. If you'd like to join but are still in your first trimester, I can offer you individual…
3 posts, 11 January
Hi Smaug, thanks for your reply. I was on a student visa from 2013 until Sep 2016, during which I completed my MA at Uni Freiburg as a full-time student. Since Sep 2016, I have been on a job…
2 posts, 11 January
Hey Deniseelisa, I'm an Australian mum with a 2 year old, just moved to KW in August. I've also realised that most of the groups etc are in Berlin and wondered if there were any English…
1 posts, 11 January
Hello All, I am interested in renting a bike for touring as much of the Frankische Schweiz as possible. With Bamberg being the nearest "big" city and a destination in its own right Id thought I…
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