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First an apology, I’ve been quiet for a few weeks but I have a good excuse. The long winter this year just kept me in hibernation longer than usual. It may still be freezing outside and the ground is at least the days are getting longer, so now it is time for planning a bit […]
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I could quite easily have made this post about banks in general, but if you expect a free credit card and no extra charges, then the only real options are all online: Comdirect, DKB and N26 Let’s start with a few basic facts about banks in Germany. The German consumer banking system is a mess. […]
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Bit of a dull topic, I know, but when have just been hit, you need to know this. I have just been driving (mostly slipping and sliding) outside on the A5 in a blizzard today so this is a well timed post for anyone who has just had a bump or worse. In fact I […]
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I could quite easily have made this post about banks in general, but if you expect a free credit card and no extra charges, then the only real options are all online: Comdirect, DKB and N26 Let’s start with a few basic facts about banks in Germany. The German consumer banking system is a mess. […]
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Bit of a dull topic, I know, but when have just been hit, you need to know this. I have just been driving (mostly slipping and sliding) outside on the A5 in a blizzard today so this is a well timed post for anyone who has just had a bump or worse. In fact I […]
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Not just in Germany, but especially in Germany because we know how keen they are to write official letters to offenders. I wrote about this issue a couple of years ago, but the situation has changed. According to the European Court of Justice, the streaming of pirated (illegally copied) movies, series or sports is illegal. […]
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Not just in Germany, but especially in Germany because we know how keen they are to write official letters to offenders. I wrote about this issue a couple of years ago, but the situation has changed. According to the European Court of Justice, the streaming of pirated (illegally copied) movies, series or sports is illegal. […]
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Have you noticed how colourful bikes have been popping up all over the city in the last few months? It used to just be the heavy duty DB Callabikes clustered at certain points across the city. These machines look and feel as if they were designed built as a part-time job by a tank engineer… […]
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I have known for a while now that Frankfurt is the best city in Germany for expats to work in. Obviously. I am biased, but, on the other hand, the only reason I moved to Germany was because I realised that Frankfurt ticked all of the boxes for me. In fact, I swore blind I […]
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I know I am completely out of season for this, unless you are a hardcore motor-home enthusiast, but I am putting it out there for future travellers while I still remember. Now I’m not personally a big fan of staying in a motor-home, let alone camping in a tent, but I had some visitors recently […]
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