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Moving to Germany

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by eschmunk, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. Feb 17, 2010 at 12:46 PM
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    eschmunk

    eschmunk [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So it is finally official, moving to Stuttgart, Germany. Will be there for the next 3 years starting sometime in April. :)

    Yes, I will be bringing the Tacoma.
    Yes, I will be taking pics and posting here.
    Yes, I will be drinking beer, lots of it.

    :D
     
  2. Feb 17, 2010 at 1:37 PM
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  3. Feb 17, 2010 at 1:43 PM
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    sweeeet.what do you do for work that you are leaving this country???
     
  4. Feb 17, 2010 at 7:46 PM
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    eschmunk

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  5. Feb 17, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    cool, the whole side of my moms family is from germany.
     
  6. Feb 17, 2010 at 8:16 PM
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    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    German chicks are hot, so have fun! My friend when I was younger, had a foreign exchange student stay with them for a year and she was from Germany. Man she was hot; went to his house more often when she was there!

    So do you speak German, I would imagine It's going to be hard going out.
     
  7. Feb 18, 2010 at 6:35 AM
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    eschmunk [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Married to a hot chick so German hot chicks don't matter so much. As for speaking German, no. Plenty of language schools are available and the wife will be taking one when we arrive. Stuttgart has a large english speaking population so we should be ok. As long as you attempt German most will want to practice their english. Worst comes to worst, I have family in Frankfurt and Munich. :)
     
  8. Feb 18, 2010 at 6:37 AM
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    blackwatertaco If you ain't stuck, You ain't tryin hard enough.

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    Awesome dude!!! Good luck
     
  9. Feb 18, 2010 at 6:55 AM
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    Lucky you, i lived in Germany for 8 years. 5 years in K-town, 2 years in Nurnberg and a year in Heidelberg. I'd love to go back. I had a friend who was at Patch Brks. in Stuttgart. Make sure you get down to Garmish when you get a chance, just beautiful there
     
  10. Feb 18, 2010 at 8:03 AM
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    Sounds like a plan. I lived there for 3 years in the early 90's, Mainz. Will be working at Kelley Barracks in Stuttgart, not to far from Patch. Been to K-town and Nurnberg, not sure about Heidelberg.
     
  11. Feb 18, 2010 at 8:16 AM
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    Good for you; just some quick info for you. I was stationed in Germany from 1992 to 1994 and brought my 1991 Toyota 4x4 I4 with 32'' BFG MT. All vehicles that came into the country are inspected by the government. They have some very strict regulations about vehicles in that country. The germans would not let my pick up on the road because the tires extended beyond the body by about 1 inch. I had to find a set of stock tires to put on to pass inspection. Took them off later and was not an issue. If the muffler is loud they will not allow it on the road. I realize that this was a few years ago; but, it caused me tons of problems. I dont know if your truck has any mods that would cause you issues, but, thought I would mention it. Good luck, have fun, be safe. Remember, a european can spot an American a mile away. That is both good and bad. Your truck will draw attention big time. Germany is a very international country; there are many people living there that do not like Americans. Be safe, and be aware who is around you while your out and about.
     
  12. Feb 18, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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    Thanks for the tips, other than my GrillCraft the truck is stock. I was going to lift it but then decided against it when we started thinking about the move. The only thing I will have to do is remove the window tint off the driver and passenger front windows. :(

    As for living there, I have quite of bit of family living there. I am half german myself, hence the crazy last name :). Been over there for quite some time in the past so all should go pretty well.

    -e
     
  13. Feb 18, 2010 at 8:25 AM
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    Good job! Congrats and good luck!
     
  14. Feb 18, 2010 at 8:42 AM
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    Come to think of it, the reason I haven't sold my mudflaps yet is that I might be required to put them back on. :(
     
  15. Feb 18, 2010 at 8:57 AM
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    Congrats man. I was in K-Town from 05-08 and I'll recommend vacation spots:

    1-Canary Islands (go all-inclusive)
    2-Interlaken, Switzerland (closer than Garmisch and you're in the "real" Alps)
    3-Heidelberg (close by and one of the most charming cities in Germany)

    Tchüss!
     
  16. Feb 18, 2010 at 9:06 AM
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    I was in K-town from 1967 to 1972, when we moved back to Nurnberg then to Heidelberg was 75 to 78. No, I'm not 100 years old, I was an Army Brat.
     
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