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Month: April 2015

Leben in Deutschland Questions

Leben in Deutschland Questions

In order to apply for permanent residency and/or citizenship here in Germany, you have to take the “Life in Germany” test. For residency, I believe you need to answer 15 out of 33 questions correctly, and for citizenship you need to answers 17 questions correctly. Assuming you have a fair knowledge of Germany and you’ve reviewed the information, it’s pretty easy

Maimarkt

Maimarkt

Today I went to the Mannheim Maimarkt with the Verlobter and his mom and aunt.  I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.  There were booth on booths on booths of stuff – that’s really the only way to describe it.  You could buy food, a vacuum-cleaner, hot tubs, clothing, jewelry, cars, flowers – everything!  It was quite crowded, being Sunday, but I thought it was really cool.  I took a ton of pictures, so I decided to try out the…

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New Yorker – Flags Everywhere #7 and Awkward English #5

New Yorker – Flags Everywhere #7 and Awkward English #5

If you want to be entertained, just find a New Yorker store.  This store, presumably targeted to young people, has the most ridiculous clothing.  I can only assume that at their headquarters there is a design board covered entirely with printouts of tumblr posts. Of course I have photo evidence so you can see what I mean. Have you been searching for a super-long, short sleeved hoodie covered in donuts and a cheeky saying? Look no further.  Found one for…

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Bahn Etiquette – Public Transportation #2

Bahn Etiquette – Public Transportation #2

As I’m using public transportation more and more in Germany, I’ve decided to trying to write more about it.  Hopefully these sections are fairly practical for any readers hoping to use this wonderful service (when they aren’t striking…) Today I wanted to tackle public transportation etiquette – or at least three tips that I can think of right now. 1. Be prepared before you arrive.   Like I said in my previous post about public transportation, if you are late, there…

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Awkward English #4 – And other discount store finds

Awkward English #4 – And other discount store finds

I guess they were going for a Boyz II Men vibe… I love going into discount stores in pretty much any country, because you always find the weirdest crap – I say crap, because it will likely break on you in a week.  It still looks hilarious, though. You can turn your iPhone into an earPhone! (cue awkward laughter) They look suuuuuper creepy though. Inspirational throw pillow anyone? The first line threw me off, because it’s a little demanding. I’ve…

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