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Oktoberfest Report

September 19th, 2011 · Comments Off on Oktoberfest Report · Culture, Germany

As stated in the constitution of Bavaria, when I married Conny View definition in a new window , I legally became a Bavarian citizen. With Oktoberfest soon to be upon us, it was my duty, as a new citizen, to get myself some traditional apparel, called “Tracht.” Tracht for Bavarian men centers around Lederhosen, and for the ladies, it involves a […]

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Behind the wheel

September 15th, 2011 · Comments Off on Behind the wheel · Germany

There are 26 U.S. states that have a full reciprocity arrangement with Germany for a driver’s license. If you hold one of those U.S. licenses, you just need to do some paperwork and pay a fee to obtain a German driver’s license. There are 11 U.S. states that have a partial reciprocity arrangement. Holding one […]

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Shake it, don’t break it

September 13th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Culture, Germany

Oktoberfest is nearly upon us here in Munich, and thanks to the fine work of this ex-pat blogger, I now have video examples of the dances I need to learn for Oktoberfest. First, there’s the fascinating “Cowboy and Indianer,” which is about playing Cowboys and Indians, which has absolutely nothing to do with Germany or […]

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More more more

September 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off on More more more · Germany

Things I do more of now that I am living in Munich: Drink beer It is very rare a day passes without drinking at least one beer. Mostly I drink WeiƟbier, though Radler, a beer and lemonade mix, is a great refresher on a warm afternoon. Eat sausage When in doubt, I just get Currywurst. […]

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You can take it with you

September 1st, 2011 · Comments Off on You can take it with you · Gaming, Germany, Xbox

If you are planning on moving out of the United States with your Xbox 360, here’s a handy guide from someone who has done it. 1. The Xbox is region coded. Region-coding means the Xbox will only play games and media that match the “region” where it was bought in. That means your American Xbox […]

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