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1 posts, 20 August
Hello Toytown members! My family moved to Winsen (Luhe) a few months ago and are currently looking to meet people in the area. Are there any Ex Pats // English speakers in the Winsen / LG / outer…
16 posts, 20 August
Small addition: There are also explicit routes for cyclists - mostly downhill, which are closed for pedestrians. This one here is in Stuttgart. But these are only short distances.
7 posts, 19 August
Hi, I live in Rüngsdorf, so basically Bad Godesberg. There are nice parts and not so nice parts, just depends on where you are looking and your budget. I will say that you shouldn't necessarily…
18 posts, 17 August
Yes, my reaction would be that doing some sort of particular specific university education here is the right step. Few students in Germany would be buying property. Total ownership in Darmstadt…
1 posts, 17 August
Hi Everyone, I am planning to move to Baden Wurttenberg area.. I am living now in a small village in Denmark and personally for me it is very boring to squize into such small place. People…
1 posts, 17 August
Hello everyone, Looking for an English speaking Doctor in Dusseldorf? Look no further! For any health issues, you can now call for an appointment with Doctor-medic Posa Anita in Dusseldorf.
33 posts, 16 August
It was a shock to me at the time and for a long time afterwards too. I did not become aware of any pain for several days and, keeping busy working ~16 hours a day for the next 12 days, didn't leave…
2 posts, 16 August
I can't recommend a tutor, but I can recommend a book that might help for self-tutoring. When I started my degree course, I found that the A-Levels maths course I had done was very old-fashioned and…
11 posts, 15 August
Thanks for your quick answer. Maybe it was dlrfirm? I am having the same issues with AMVI too. I have some information but don't really want to share on a public forum. Is there a way you can PM me?…
4 posts, 15 August
Maybe instead ask around for an English speaking architect  (or what ever it is your after) ask around for recommendations and then contact them to see if they can speak English. Most Germans with…
5 posts, 14 August
Dr. Jennifer Quist is in Mainz-Marienborn (just across the road from the Media Markt), and speaks decent English. I wouldn't expect the staff to be able to converse in English, though.
38 posts, 13 August
Thank you for the insight @NativeFraulein. I am already here in Duisburg. I arrived last June 19. I agree that Duisburg is not a touristy place because of all the industrial…
5 posts, 13 August
Thanks for your reply. We are viewing the property in about 10 days time (my daughter has already seen it) so once we have decided if it is definitely a runner I will be in touch
28 posts, 11 August
According to the UK's most read newspaper, 12 people were shot dead and 59 injured in Chicago last weekend alone. (Saw it and thought of this thread, it makes gruesome reading and viewing).
2 posts, 11 August
Hi everyone! I wad wondering there might be a dual language speaker - English/German - to help my wife and I at a few appointments, e.g. driver's license office. Our German is pretty limited and a…
5 posts, 11 August
Thank you. Frau Kopf is the person who is responsible for me and she was the one who suggested me the equivalency procedure when I had posed her the question! But appreciate the help!
2 posts, 10 August
Hi Rahul, We can give it a shot, I also play at a somewhat intermediate level, but that's relative! I normally play at Activity in Fellbach. I'm recovering from pneumonia at the moment, so won't…
11 posts, 9 August
@Saritha My cousin who knows German spoke with ABH people today and they told even if I go back to India my visa will still be valid so that I can travel back to Germany without any issues. Even if…
1 posts, 9 August
The next Royal British Legion Paderborn Carboot Sale will be held on Sunday 30 September 2018 in Dempsey Barracks. Ring Jim Griffiths on 05254 4208 to book a pitch. If Jim is not there leave your…
7 posts, 8 August
I've known PhD students with anywhere between 50-100%. It really depends on what kind of grants/positions are available in the research group and how hard it is to attract PhD students in a…
2 posts, 7 August
Hello, I have been admitted to the University of Duisburg-Essen and I have a question regarding the accommodation in the city. I would like to know how hard would it be for a foreigner to find a…
1 posts, 6 August
Hello Fella Indians, If any of you need pavitram (dharbha/dharbai) for the upcoming upakarma, please do let me know. I could send you anywhere with in Germany for free. Mods feel free to remove…
1 posts, 6 August
Bremen English Theatre announces the first four plays in its "Cake & Conflict" series of staged English-language readin... "The Vagina Monologues" on 26. August "Fat Pig" on 30. September…
4 posts, 5 August
Hi Hem, if only I was that good. For context; I started playing again against neighbours when I returned to the UK and was on a similar level, we can have a rally and a run around. I then joined the…
1 posts, 5 August
Hi, I'm living in Lübeck with work for four months. I follow both the English and Scottish football leagues, and I was wondering if there were any bars/pubs in Lübeck that show games from these…
1 posts, 4 August
Hi! I'm an American living in Germany. I live in Berlin and have been going to Dresden monthly for the past 7 or 8 years to work with a little group of English-speaking people who are setting up an…
1 posts, 2 August
Hi All, I'm moving to NRW for grad school in a few weeks. I'll be living in Münster. I've done some research on my own, but wondering if you have any recommendations for English open mic…
11 posts, 1 August
I have an update, I am seeing dr. Massa regularly now for my therapy, I have PTSD and depression, I have his number now I leave it here : +49 157 71063450 here's the website sites.google.co...
8 posts, 1 August
Thank you all so much for the advice. After looking into it I'd say the AboPlus VRN/KVV is my best option. Unfortunately I am still in Ireland at the moment but I learned a friend of a friend works…
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