Monday, January 02, 2006

In Germany

Well, I made it to Germany! My flight was fine and on time. We do not have an internet connection in our new apartment yet, but hopefully we will by the end of the week. In order to get telephone service in Germany you must first have a local bank account. We should have the account number even today, but I am not sure how long it will take for them to turn on the phone and the DSL connection.
After I arrived Saturday night, New Year´s Eve we went to a party my partner´s friend was having. We had a great time. I will upload some photos of the party and the area I live in once our home internet service is connected. I hope everyone is well. I will post again soon.

13 Comments:

Blogger In Actual Fact said...

Welcome to Germany! Glad you made it, everyone is looking forward to you telling us about Düsseldorf. No, really.

1:55 PM  
Blogger christina said...

Happy New Year, James! Hope the jet lag isn't being too hard on you.

2:37 PM  
Blogger saksa2000 said...

Herzlich Willkommen in Düsseldorf!

7:50 PM  
Blogger Dixie said...

Yay! You made it! Willkommen!

11:25 PM  
Blogger Ginnie said...

You're new to me, James, but your story is not! You don't want to know how long it took us to get an internet connection in Hannover last spring! I'll just cross my fingers for you that it'll be like a speeding bullet.

I'll be joining you in Germany next week, as part of my back-n-forth, here-n-there life with my own partner!

Happy New Year! (And thanks for your kind comment a few days back!)

1:20 AM  
Blogger Prodigal Talks said...

congrats!
welcome to your new home...
do post some pics, curious as to what you are up to these days.

looking forward to the next post!

5:57 AM  
Blogger Prairie Girl said...

Welcome to Germany James!

I hope that you have a pleasant time here and just a reminder ... don't do what I did and constantly note how very different "here" is than "there", leastways not 47 times per minute :-)

8:16 AM  
Blogger Haddock said...

Willkommen in Germany and happy New Year

10:14 AM  
Blogger Katja said...

Herzlich Willkommen in Deutschland! Hope you will like it and if you have any questions, that only natives can answer, I will try and help you.
Good luck with the DSL...

11:25 AM  
Blogger James said...

Thank you, everyone!
Prairie girl: I was doing that on the first day, but I have decided to avoid these observations. A lot of things are different, but hey, I am not in America any more so I have to expect it. :) It sure is cold, but I will get use to that, too.

3:38 PM  
Blogger Derek said...

james hat gesagt... "It sure is cold, but I will get use to that, too."
Actually, I'm afraid that you probably won't (I still haven't). ;-)

4:17 PM  
Blogger Rich said...

Welcome to Germany James!! I hope that you love it here as much as I do. I moved here 4 months ago from Santa Clara.

4:35 PM  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

Oh the wonders of modern time. At least you still get to the internet when you don't have your own connection. That was so nice for me once I arrived in 2002. Patiently waiting for more. :)

6:04 PM  

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