As a Brit based in Germany, I am concerned and bewildered by the uncertainty which Brexit may bring. Continue reading “Brexit Uncertainty”
I mentioned in a previous blog posting a Kindle book I was reading and I promised to give an update on it once I had finished reading it so here we go…
The book is “German Men Sit Down To Pee And Other Insights Into German Culture” and as you will guess from that, it is a jovial look at the Germans and their unique ways. It is written by James Cave, a well travelled Irishman with experience of German life, and Niklas Frank, a German who is experienced in dealing with bewildered expats.
One of the most disconcerting things about moving to a new country is the unfamiliar legal system. Even where there are similarities in how things are done back home, a time often comes when we simply are not sure if something is legal or not. That can be a real issue if you are not fluent in the local language. Continue reading “English Translations of German Civil and Fiscal Codes”
When I was buying my house by the Mosel, flooding was a big concern. The thought of getting swamped under several feet of water filled caused endless sleepless nights.
In response to a growing number of messages I am receiving asking about how to go about finding properties in the area, I can recommend the following web search engines:
Unfortunately, they are in German but it is easy enough to find your way around them using a dictionary, or for those who really cannot be bothered, by running them through an online translator such as the one available on Google Chrome.
I am working on doing a full article which will include common terminology and other bits of advice on finding property. I will publish that as soon as I can.
Just a quick posting to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and hope you all have a lovely time wherever you are.
I myself am currently in the warmer climes of Beirut in Lebanon where the wine is also good and I brought lots of Lebkuchen and other German Christmas treats with me!
Grüß aus Libanon ☺️
The Christmas markets are now well underway, and whilst they are all usually nice, they can be a little “samey”. However, the town of Traben Trabach which straddles both sides of the Mosel offers something completely different by having their markets underground.
Originally known as Augusta Treverorum, Trier is Germany’s oldest city and famous for its rich Roman history and well preserved buildings. Continue reading “Spotlight on a Roman City”
Here are the movies being shown in the original soundtrack in Trier and Koblenz region over the coming week. The soundtracks are English unless stated otherwise. Continue reading “English Movie Screenings in the Mosel Region”