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  1. Taco_Stu
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    I have a Nordrhein-Westfalen accent because I spent 3 years in Bonn... ( Weil es die Hauptdorf war :lol )
    Also, my vocab sucks.
     
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    Super :)
    Ich bin aus NRW - cool - da bin ich echt mal gespannt...

    Mit dem Vokabular - das kommt mit der Übung - und es ist eigentlich
    recht gut :cool1!:
    Manchmal ein wenig ungewöhnlich, aber gut :)

    Ich hoffe Du bist gut ins Neue Jahr gerutscht!

    Cheers Mel The Cookie :)
     
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    Sure did! Showed ppl my underwear, wore offensive T-shirt, made all and sundry uncomfortable!
    WIN. :rockon
     
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    Err - U sure that you spent your time in Germany - not in a French
    engineering uni? ;)

    I have another couple of hours, but will sure have fun - a little more cosy though, as
    friends are celebrating with their kids *lol*

    Cheers and 'til 2morrow
     
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    ohhh German.. Sarah has been teaching me what she is learning at school..

    Ich bin eine bleu cartofl

    Ich bin ein kchugelshcriber

    Du bist eine moode

    ( I had to get Sarah to spell it, because apparently I have no idea what I am doing...)

    Ohhh and welcome Mel.. Look forward to catching up at coffee..
     
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    you are a blue potato,
    you are a ballpoint pen
    you are a (mood/tired)?

    Ok then. Sarah wins.
     
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    Yep all very important phrases that will be used when we travel to Germany... :lol :lol :lol :lol
     
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    think I'll use taco as my interpetor.
    even tho i was born just south of Cologne
    :welcome!: Cookie
     
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    @ jase
    Great - the one without the "S" should be OK - looking forward to it!!!
    Now I need to find some fitting clothes *bugger* ;)

    For the car - I don't know much about your budget, but hiring a car like that can
    come out to be pretty expensive.
    I found a page - I am not sure wether it is representative, but I assume the
    prices would not be very far from the mean price.
    http://www.miet24.de/mieten/fahrzeuge/sportwagen/bmw
    For the cheapest that was on the page when I looked, it was 299 Euro per day
    minimum price, counting up to 3299 a month.
    (that'll be approx 477AUD per day and 5268 per month)
    There are sure cheaper cars to get, but usually different types.
    If it would be a one day adventure it'll sure be worth it though ;)
    They have Porschess either. I am not sure about the conditions, but you might
    be spending some money for full insurance either.
    Just let me know, if you need to know more - or we'll look at it on the web together ;)
    The "normal" car will be (a lot) cheaper though!!!
    If you are a speed addict, I just like to drop that a considerate number of people
    causing serious (speed) accidents are those not used to high speeds (over
    150 or 200ks) ;) But as I don't know you, no offence meant, just a remark of concern :)

    For the loop - I could totally advice you the core-loop you want to do:
    Austria (ducking in to munich, which is Germany ;) ), Italy, Francem, maybe Belgium and finish in germany.

    For the uk and denmark, I am not too confident that doing
    them in this trip is a good idea, there is millions of things to see already.
    But then again it all depends on what you like to see, how you plan to travel (train?) and
    where you would like to stop :)

    Hope you sleep well :)

    @ Bec
    *lol*
    Lovely :) Looking forward to the coffee :coffee
    There are some scrambled letters, but not too bad :)
    Keep them in your mind, you'll definitely get a talk going :)

    @ Redstrom
    Moved to Australia early in life?

    Only 5 days left - just about...

    Cheers Mel the Cookie *itsnowsoutside*
     
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    :welcome!:
     
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    You'd be surprised.
     
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    Don't listen to him! That was my twin because I'm a gemini, maybe. See you at coffee :biggrin
     
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    @ Barconian

    Any chance to know if I am talking to the good or the bad twin??? ;)
    I assume both of them would be up for a coffee though... *lol*

    @ jase
    They might have, but the thing is I thought you need an M3, which is
    a specific tuned model ;)
    If it is "just" a normal 3-type model (or a 5 type) it would be a lot easier
    I assume - as far as I know the M-line is a specific line of BMW.
    Apart from that - what do you call fast? Most medium golf are capable
    to do just over 200ks, but I assume you are looking for something more sportive?
    I checked for January - you can have a BMW 3 (not M3, but it is a fairly
    fast car, it says: topspeed 210ks (speedo will show more), from 0-100 in 9,1 s))
    This one would cost you from 16. of Jan in Munich o the 26 of Jan in Regensburg
    748 Euros (AUD 1194 ;) ), which is a lot more reasonable I assume ;)
    No limit in km, but take into account, that it takes between 6 and 8 L/100km and
    the liter petrol costs around 1,30 Euros at the moment (2 AUD)
    If possible, get a diesel, there it varies around 1-1,1 Euro/Liter and they take less,but
    you probably know that.
    They also offer BMW model 5 or 7 and others - maybe we should just hopp on the
    web together at a reasonable time to alos call them to ask more questions ;)
    You'll be alright I think - we'll get you in a fast car - no worries;)
    Get the international drivers-licence translation-thing - might be difficult otherwise!!!

    @ takamii
    Hi there :)
    I still don't know about that kudos thing :)
    Thanks again for the tip!

    Cheers Melanie
     
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    Melanie, it means that he is to be praised or acclaimed for his unselfish gesture (offering you the use of his KTM).

    kudos [?kju?d?s]
    n
    (functioning as singular) acclaim, glory, or prestige
    [from Greek]

    Oh - and welcome to Canberra (when you eventually arrive :) ).
    The company I work for contracts to the ANU - we have over 120 employees working there. I know it like the back of my hand. :)

    Bruce
     
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    Thanks!

    Trying to remember that for the next time ;)

    Cheers Melanie
     
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    Ah - OK :D

    I am certainly doing my best to enjoy the stay!

    Cheers Melanie
     
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    Howdy. Seeing as though we are showing our proficiency with the German language here goes. I worked for some Germans at the Airport once and there were three very important (I assume complimentary also) words they seemed to use all the time:
    Nein
    Schnell
    Dumbkopf

    Another word I found on the side of the machinery they told me would be particularly useful if I ever went to Germany was:
    Schraube

    Oh, and I learnt to count to ten in German at school also. I think I am prepared for an overseas adventure with that vocabulary. Lookout Germany here I come. :yahoo:
     
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    Nein
    schnell
    and
    Dummkopf
    are certainly important!!!

    I'll add:

    Achtung, Zettel, Ordnung, Auto and "Ich verstehe nur Bahnhof" and you'll be pretty well prepared ;)
    (Attention, piece of paper, order and "I dunno wut ur talkin' a'boot!" in a special way)

    I see German is a lot more common than I ever thought *lol*

    Cheers Mel *lastmailbeforetheflight*
     
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    Knowledge is power, thank you.
     
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