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5 posts, 19:23 yesterday
Hi. Great. Here are a few possible dates: Wedneday 22nd or Wednesday 29th July we can meet from about 2:30-3pm or Friday 24th July we can meet anytime in the morning or afternoon. Our weekends are…
27 posts, 27 July
This thread has me cracking up. I have found the opposite of aggression in Hamburg, but then again I'm American. So, sorry for pushing you in line and generally being an asshole. That was me and my…
5 posts, 24 July
You might be able to work without German, but forget about having any kind of social life because you'll find that there are plenty of German colleagues that struggle tremendously with English.
2 posts, 24 July
  I am looking for a German language course that is only 2 or 3 mornings per week. All I have found so far are intensive courses for 4 or 5 days a week. I have a young child and cannot commit to 20…
10 posts, 23 July
That's pretty funny haha. Seriously, though the lanes are real greasy there, but I noticed that after a few pints of pils the ball looked (from my perspective ) like it found the grooves in the…
4 posts, 22 July
Of course learning German is good, but English is fine to get you going. Everyone your age who has more than high school education speaks fluent english. There is also a very large english speaking…
51 posts, 21 July
I am from Uganda Africa, i speak fluent English and really little German ,I am in Hamburg for a couple of weeks came to Visit My Girlfriend we are currently living in Wandsbeck ,Rossberg ,im…
3 posts, 19 July
I've just moved to Hamburg from the UK with my dog and I believe I need to pay a dog tax & also register her. I've been searching and searching the web but I can't see how or where I do this.   …
28 posts, 18 July
I'm a member of Car2Go with my UK driving license. I chose them over DriveNow because their zone where you can park and finish a rental covers the area where I live and DriveNow doesn't.   With…
3 posts, 17 July
I'm looking for a regular group to meet and kick a ball around.   I work most evenings M-F, but could possibly designate 1 evening a week to play.   Other than that, Saturday/Sunday work great.   I…
1 posts, 17 July
I am looking for a female person to go to a French Meeting with me on a regular basis. it is powered by meetup.com and it takes place every sunday at 6 pm, mostly at cafe May at hein-hoyer-straße. I…
6 posts, 16 July
I also checked out the FB group and the description says it's still active and to send the admins a message with a request to join. I did so, but not sure--it seems old.   My wife and I are not too…
4 posts, 11 July
Hi Baloon,   I'm interested in playing badminton, am not a pro but used to be a good player during my college days.  Even though I live a bit far from Berliner tor, my work place is around there, so…
32 posts, 9 July
Currently a howling gale with periods of blinding sunshine.   I'm rather glad I decided not to join a group of my flying colleagues this week (although they are a little further to the East). Just…
19 posts, 7 July
You can also do counseling online via skype and or email not quite as effective as face to face but still very good, prices tend to be cheaper, especially by email if budgets an issue  
1 posts, 3 July
 right so... My fiance is back in the UK and I'm facing the hottest Saturday in Hamburg without anything to do.   If anybody fancies a beer and BBQ in the park, let me know.   WhatsApp me on +49 162…
1 posts, 3 July
Just on the off-chance that you are or know of someone that is looking for an apprenticeship as a Bürokaufmann/frau, we have one on offer. Based in Hamburg-Bahrenfeld, great people to work with (and…
4 posts, 30 June
Hi Hamiltonbear,   We pretty much only just moved here ourselves and whilst we know a small handful of people here we don't know many with kids. My daughter is getting very rusty with speaking…
7 posts, 29 June
John, you are a tourist, and you have a non-greek bank account. His Majesty Tsipras I. has had the grace to exempt tourists from that 60 bugs per day rule. (True, wahr,e cht). So you can keep on…
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