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Old January 3rd, 2015, 11:40 PM   #29721
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 11:43 PM   #29722
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Regarding drivers license, many foreign citizens are allowed to use theirs, for only 6 months after ariving, I have some colleagues from India, Mexico, Colombia. If they want to drive after that, they have to do the whole driving school, take the exam and get a German drivers license...
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 11:48 PM   #29723
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 11:51 PM   #29724
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The strikethrough is my most hated favorite code.
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 11:58 PM   #29725
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Regarding drivers license, many foreign citizens are allowed to use theirs, for only 6 months after ariving, I have some colleagues from India, Mexico, Colombia. If they want to drive after that, they have to do the whole driving school, take the exam and get a German drivers license...
I think it is fairly right. European countries have signed the Vienna Convention on Road traffic. It de facto guarantees that the basic and major traffic rules are alike in all parties. It is therefore reasonable that I don't need to attend a driving school when I want to drive in Austria, Portugal or elsewhere in Europe.

Now let's move to Brazil (where EU prohibitory sign design is used for regulation signs) or US. I would need to learn all their rules and I think I still would not be enough prepared to drive their road self confidently. The same goes vice-versa.
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Old January 4th, 2015, 01:07 AM   #29726
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Regarding drivers license, many foreign citizens are allowed to use theirs, for only 6 months after ariving, I have some colleagues from India, Mexico, Colombia. If they want to drive after that, they have to do the whole driving school, take the exam and get a German drivers license...
It is the same thing in the Netherlands. EU citizens can exchange their driver's license for a Dutch one. I did exchange my Italian driver's license for a Dutch one. The procedure was simple, they gave me a Dutch license (Rijbewijs) with a notation it was given in exchange for an Italian one, which the local authority retained.

Interestingly, they automatically gave me a 10-year driver's license based on the date I applied for conversion, not on the original issue date on my Italian one.

Here in Netherlands, citizens from a select list of non-EU/EEA countries can also convert their driver licenses to Dutch ones, such as Taiwan, South Korea, Israel, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan. High-skilled immigrants (those who get 30% of their income as non-taxable under Dutch law provisions) can also convert their licenses without taking exams.
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Old January 4th, 2015, 09:22 AM   #29727
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It is the same thing in the Netherlands. EU citizens can exchange their driver's license for a Dutch one.
In Germany, too. And, I suppose, in the whole EU. My Hungarian license was almost expired (some months were left) and I asked for changing it to a German one. I got it, the procedure was very simple and my new German license will expire in 2029.
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Old January 4th, 2015, 12:18 PM   #29728
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Interestingly, they automatically gave me a 10-year driver's license based on the date I applied for conversion, not on the original issue date on my Italian one.
Renewing your driver's license in the Netherlands is basically a form of taxation. It involves nothing but paying a fee and getting a new license. No tests or exams are taken when renewing a license, making it basically a tax.

There used to be a significant variation in fees for renewing a license, depending on the municipality. It has now been capped at € 38.45 nationally, but Zwolle for example used to be more expensive (in the € 50 range).
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Old January 4th, 2015, 12:28 PM   #29729
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Isn't that a fee for processing your application and printing the new license? In Romania you pay for that something like 15 €, but since 2-3 years ago you also have to pass a medical exam when renewing your license (every 10 years).
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Old January 4th, 2015, 04:24 PM   #29730
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Sorry for OT, but is here someone who knows or can recommend me a site that provides cheaper accommodation in Spain or Italy for summer vacation?

I've tried several sites incl. booking.com but it suggest me two extremes - hostels with shared rooms on one hand and expensive hotels on other.

I'd like quality "all exclusive" ( ) accommodation, e.g. studio with board excluded, no pool, no room service, but private bathroom and kitchen included.
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Old January 4th, 2015, 04:30 PM   #29731
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My last few trips (in the U.S. and Canada) I've used trivago.com. It sort of compiles prices from hotels.com, booking.com, expedia and the like so you don't have to visit them all....

Obviously this isn't specific to Spain, but I'm pretty sure I've gotten e-mails about their French version, so they do at least exist in Europe....
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Old January 4th, 2015, 04:43 PM   #29732
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My last few trips (in the U.S. and Canada) I've used trivago.com. It sort of compiles prices from hotels.com, booking.com, expedia and the like so you don't have to visit them all....

Obviously this isn't specific to Spain, but I'm pretty sure I've gotten e-mails about their French version, so they do at least exist in Europe....
Yes, Trivago exists in Europe. I use that site often.
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Old January 4th, 2015, 06:17 PM   #29733
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Sorry for OT, but is here someone who knows or can recommend me a site that provides cheaper accommodation in Spain or Italy for summer vacation?

I've tried several sites incl. booking.com but it suggest me two extremes - hostels with shared rooms on one hand and expensive hotels on other.

I'd like quality "all exclusive" ( ) accommodation, e.g. studio with board excluded, no pool, no room service, but private bathroom and kitchen included.
You can also try villas.com. It's owned by booking.com, but has other type of properties.

For work, I often have to search for self cattering accommodation in UK. For that I go on Google Maps, put the map on the region where I search and type in the search bar 'self catering accommodation nearby <town>'. The results will then be displayed as red dots on the map, and you deal directly with the owner (usually there's a phone number and website available). I always find something at a decent price. Maybe this will work also for you in Spain.
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Old January 4th, 2015, 08:13 PM   #29734
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Personally, I wish whatever is going on were playing out in PMs rather than publicly. If you feel strongly enough that he's harassing you, you might take it to the mods.
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Old January 4th, 2015, 08:28 PM   #29735
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I'm sitting at Bari airport, the flight that should have arrived at Karlsruhe-Baden airport at 21:15 has 1:35 delay, after that we have some other 3 hours something drive to Ingolstadt.

My gf also has to get to work tomorrow...
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Old January 4th, 2015, 09:11 PM   #29736
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I'm sitting at Bari airport, the flight that should have arrived at Karlsruhe-Baden airport at 21:15 has 1:35 delay, after that we have some other 3 hours something drive to Ingolstadt.

My gf also has to get to work tomorrow...
How was your stay?
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I just measured my utility consumption taking a reading on the meters. They take ages to consolidate data and send me the refund I'm owed.

This year they are changing the metering criteria for warm water, instead of paying for volume, we will pay for energy used to heat it. Water for building heating (radiators and floor) is already charged on Joules/kWh.
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In twenty years as a tenant in three different apartments, I've never paid for water.
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