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[22 May 2008|07:56pm]
Hello, Euro Americans, can you help me with my employment/taxes question? If I'm a US citizen on a SOFA visa in Germany, can I work for a US company on US work and not pay taxes in Germany?
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[07 Apr 2008|10:05pm]
Is anybody still there?
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stuttgart [25 Mar 2008|05:18pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

Hello! Im british, not american, I hope this isnt a problem!

Anyway,  last november I moved to the center of stuttgart to live with my boyfriend and so far I love it. The only thing I miss is my friends back home, so was hoping to meet some english speaking natives for friendship here.

My name is Helen and im 20 years old, so anyone out there, say hi!


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best calling card/ phone options [08 Jun 2007|11:16am]

Hi. My girlfriend is in Mannheim for 6 weeks to learn German at the Goethe Institute. Knowing almost no German, though, she's a little lost. Right now she's trying to figure out the best option for calling back to the States. She's purchased a pre-paid cellphone, but it seems like she still needs a calling card to call back to the US. What's available, and what should she do? Should I just buy some and send them to her or is there an easier route?

Also, are there any good internet cafes or places with wireless access in Mannheim? She has access to a computer lab, but it's busy and their hours aren't the best.

Any other tips or places to visit would be welcome, as well.
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Passport problems [12 Mar 2007|10:57pm]

Hi all, first time posting here. This rant is about my attempt to get my passport which I applied for in January. I fly out March 20th.

I hope I don't sound overly angry, but the NPIC is really pissing me off. I'm supposed to fly to Europe in just seven days, but the NPIC does not pick up there phone. It is 11PM here, and after calling all day (I'm on the phone even now) their "added staff" does not even get my call - the phone tree just decides they're too busy, points me to their website and drops my call! This is insane! This is after calling all weekend!

I've spent a good amount of money and was assured I would have my passport in time, but now it looks likes I may not get it in time. I'm very mad about the time wasted so far.

The online "status" doesn't even give me a status, and the only option they are giving me is to drive to another state for an emergency passport. What the hell? Someone please tell me there is a better option. npic@state.gov has not responded to my email, either.

I'm in Atlanta, Georgia. Any tips would be great.
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Power converter? [02 Oct 2006|04:10pm]

OK, just wanted to double check something...  I have a big ass heavy converter. It says it can handle 2000 W.  OK.  SO can I plug my surge protector into it, and then my laptop AC adapter cable and speakers into my surge protector?  This may seem silly, but I do not want to lose my speakers or computer.  I'm scared of frying them.  This thing says it was made in Western Germany.  :|
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[27 Sep 2006|02:14pm]

Hello everyone, My husband and I have been stationed in germany since Feb. 2005, and we just recently had to relocate to a differant unit/post because our old unit/post deactivated/closed down. We are now currently in Wiesbaden. I'm looking for young spouse's with young children. This is the first time where I havn't known anyone! We live off post, so the only time im around Military is when I go on post to shop, its pathetic. My userinfo tells alot about me, you can check it out if you want. :)

(Hoping I didn't sound like a complete moron).
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[24 Jul 2006|08:01pm]

i'm new here.
my name's veronica. 22. wuerzburg/munich.

so i'm german but i used to be together with some americans and my best friend's living in boston. so i have this huge "relationship" to america and american people.

(oh and i'm sorry - my english isn't the best but i'm still learning...:-))
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Driving in Germany [12 Jul 2006|06:53pm]

I’m auctioning off the German Driving book in English and practice tests in English.
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breaking through the $3 barrier in Europe finally [27 May 2006|05:12pm]

Just a heads-up for military-type folks:

Gas prices for all of us that fuel up on post are going up on Thursday by about thirty cents across the board. Better go stock up on those fuel coupons by Wednesday!
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waves... [10 May 2006|01:12am]

i am in search of new friends...because i dont really have to many american friends here in germany...so if anyone lives nearby and feels like coffee someday just let me know..
btw..i am in schwetzingen...near heidelberg and mannheim
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shipping recommendations [26 Apr 2006|10:08am]

Anyone have any shipping recommendations for moving back to the US from the Heidelberg? We are not associated with the military. We will probably have around 20-25 boxes plus some bicycles.
My guess is using Deutsche post (even by ground) might be really expensive.
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mailing stuff to Germany [24 Apr 2006|01:39pm]

Does anyone know if it's cheaper to ship via USPS to somebody in Germany (from an APO) or if it's cheaper to just go through Deutsche Post? Thanks.
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Car Insurance?? [13 Apr 2006|09:55am]

[ mood | busy ]

Hello all. I was wondering for the people living over here in Germany..who do you get your car insurance from?

I know USAA, but my friend told me about this really cheap one and I can't remember the name of it and I can't get ahold of my friend.

Thanks for your replies. :) Have a good one.

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[26 Mar 2006|01:46pm]

To everyone whose been over here in Europe for a while (mainly Germany), where did you learn the native language? I've been here in Germany since November and would finally like to learn more than, "Ich spreche kein Deutsch!" I know they offer classes on base, but I haven't been able to catch the first class due to being out of town and/or completely forgetting.

I mean, do the tapes where you just repeat whatever the speaker says actually work? I'm kinda of iffy about the whole thing, as it's mostly German with a Berlin accent (I want to roll the Rs and pronounce "-ch" correctly, whereas most of the tapes I've downloaded from the internet are the basic, hard-sounding "ik" pronounciations and don't roll the rs at all).

Does anyone have German friends who have tried to teach you German? I have a friend from the Rhurpott-area whose taught me a few lines, and he says that whenever I do speak (well, repeat whatever he says), have a Rhur-distric accent (which is a huge working class area).. has anyone else actually picked up the accent from whomever they learned the language from?
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new here!! i never knew we had a community [26 Mar 2006|04:28pm]

[ mood | ecstatic ]

i found this with a random search..very cool!

hi everyone sandra here, i live near heidelberg, germany and work at PHV as the head bartender at logans ( downstairs from TGIFs)
my hubby is a tesa contractor and we have been living over here...well for a long time...6 years for me and 9 for him...

i will post more later..however i have to get ready for work..was sick this weekend and returning to work today!!


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[25 Feb 2006|07:42pm]

Hope there's not a problem with posting this here, but this seems like the most logical place to promote this.

I just started a new community for anyone with an APO/FPO address in Europe who would like to exchange books.


I decided that I didn't want to join the regular book swap sites, because I didn't feel comfortable giving out my APO address to all and sundry. I feel safer giving out my address to other people with APO or FPO addresses. Hence, the reason for this community.

If you have books to swap and you're interested in new books, come join!
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[23 Feb 2006|02:13pm]
Does anyone know any theaters in Germany playing the film "The Wolves of Iraq."? It is an anti-American film produced in Turkey that apperantly is receving rave review from everyone out there who dislike us. I want to see for my own eyes what exactly this film is all about.
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English speaking pediatrician [22 Feb 2006|09:01pm]

I live in Heidelberg and I am looking for an English speaking pediatrician in the area. Any recommendations?

Many Thanks!
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Just wanted to say... [16 Feb 2006|09:13pm]
...Hi! And make sure everyone here knew I was still alive. Nothing much going on! Just happy to have finally recieved our computers and now have the internet! YAY! If anyone is near Illesheim (2 hours south of Frankfurt) give me a holla! I finally updated my LJ info, feel free to check it out. Hopefully, I can make some friends on here, but I see people rarely post on here...

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