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Moving Overseas with your Pet

Regulations change frequently, so the following are just some basics that I did with my pet.  DO go to your vet and look online for additional information.  A quick Google search will bring you a lot of information.  Check dates as you need the most current information.  When moving with your pet: PLAN AHEAD.  Some […]

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More Resources Online: Blogs and Facebook

Back in the dark ages, there was nothing out there about GK.  Now, there are more blogs, facebook pages, and tweets that I can keep track of! What a wonderful thing! Newcomer Amanda Robbins has written two new blogs about her experiences. The first,, documents her move to GK.  It’s detailed, it’s recent, and […]

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Homes we like.

There are an inordinant amount of empty houses and we want to help out the landlords that we love.  Here’s your chance. If you’re moving out, leave a comment here.  Tell us about your house and who to contact.  Your special German home might get filled and folks coming in will hear from you just […]

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Charities: Accepting Donations

Whether we’re moving in, moving out, or just spring cleaning, we hope to send our gently used things to someone that needs them.   Here is a start of what I hope will be a list of options.  If you know of a place that needs our old things:  clothes, household items, etc… please leave a […]

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Used Furniture (or How to get rid of your junk at the end of your tour)

Where do you find used furniture? Something inexpensive and simple that will just last long enough until you move? Or, where do get rid of these things when it’s time to get that weight down???  Getting rid of your junk can be difficult in a land of no garage sales. Here are a few options: […]

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Moving Essentials – Pack it or Store it?

Cars: How much do you love your car? The roads here are VERY narrow in places and cars park sometimes on both sides of the road and into the lane making two lane roads often a very tight one lane. Accidents happen frequently. Cars get scratched, bumped, and banged in parking lots. Mirrors are ripped […]

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Driving in GK area

Getting your Eusur license: If you are going to be stationed at GK, you’ll need to study for and take a test to get a license to drive in Germany. This is different from the International Driver’s license which you can purchase in Heinsburg without a test. The complete handbook, street signs, and a lengthy […]

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Local Guesthouses and Hotels – PSC In or Out

The guest house that you choose for your sponsoree is important. It can make a rough transition to a foreign country smoother and give its inhabitants a first impression of their new home. These guest houses are known and loved by the people who have stayed there. If your favorite isn’t listed, email it in […]

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