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Tips and tricks to live through the big move overseas

Parent Category: MagazineCategory: CommunityPublished: Wednesday, 25 April 2018 21:11Written by Karin Stumph
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Living in Europe, traveling, seeing the old world…these are usually the visions families have when getting the news of a new duty station overseas. But then reality hits and there it is, the pile of “what to do next” and “how to do that”. Thankfully the internet has made things much easier and google can be a close friend during this time of need. While your move and tickets and or hotel may be all paid for by the government, try putting some extra cash aside in the months before the move, you may encounter some unexpected costs. If you end up not needing the back up money, treat yourself to your first European trip with it.

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Spring fairs in Stuttgart and Kaiserslautern

Parent Category: MagazineCategory: CommunityPublished: Sunday, 22 April 2018 14:23Written by Karin Stumph
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With May come the big fairs with rides, games, beer tents and great food. The city of Stuttgart kicks off with the Fruehlingsfest on the Wasen, the big fairground in the city. In Kaiserslautern, one of the biggest fairgrounds in the Palatinian region opens its doors, the Lauterer May Kerwe.

 

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Researching your Heritage while in Germany

Parent Category: MagazineCategory: CommunityPublished: Thursday, 16 November 2017 14:39
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Like many others, Americans love researching their roots. May it be heading you south of the border, to Asia or perhaps towards Africa… but if your family lines bring you to Germany, you should definitely come prepared if you want to pursue your research “in the field.”

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Winter tire law in Germany

Parent Category: MagazineCategory: CommunityPublished: Thursday, 26 October 2017 19:50
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Winter is coming to Germany and while you may have been told putting winter tires on your car is law, you might have been left in the dark when it comes to the specifics, or where given hieroglyphic remarks like “from O till O” or “have to have the snowflake symbol, but not really the S+M symbol does the job as well”?!?!

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