Talk to me about moving to a new country... (Ash?)
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|Tue, 06-14-2011 - 3:09pm|
So DH has a potential job offer in Germany, and I'd really like to get as much info about what it would be like to pick up and move to a new country before I say to much to sway his one way or the other. The job is in Southern Germany near Munich, and would be a 2-year post doc. So nothing permanent. Some questions I have in general:
How hard is it to move to a new country? How much red tape and paperwork is there? Where do you live when you get there? Do you get a furnished apartment or try to buy furniture? How difficult is it to live somewhere where you don't speak the language?
About Germany specifically (Ash?):
How easy is it to get around speaking English? How do people treat foreigners? Are there a lot of resources for kids? How are things like playgrounds and story times, and things like that to do with kids? What's the cost of living like. What's the weather like? We wouldn't have family nearby (eek!) how easy is it to find reliable babysitters. What are some differences between Germany and the US? What do you miss about there when you're here and vice versa?
Thanks ladies, moving is such a big decision for DH and I as we've lived in the same state basically all of our lives, but I also think it could be really cool for us to branch out and experience something new!