Emma (burningemma) wrote in get_up_dread_up,

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German Dreadies??

So, I was browsing through some entries I missed and happened to see something posted by beyonddreams  about her job as an aupair.
I researched it a little, let myself get really excited, and the next thing you know I've met the PERFECT family for me in Koblenz, Germany. The timing on their need for an aupair fits in absolutely perfectly with me finishing up my degree and everything :D

But that's not really why I'm posting this entry.
I was actually wondering about dreads in Germany. From what I can tell it's a very laid back society, but how popular/accepted are dreads there? I've been to Europe, but never to Germany...and come to think of it I can't recall many ((if any)) dreads...then again it was several years ago now. I'm definitely not considering parting with them specifically for the move, but I would like to know what kind of reaction I should be expecting from folks as a little dreadlocked whitey with terrible German =p

I'm super excited. I won't start until the summer of 2009, but that coincides perfectly with me finishing my degree in spring of 2009 (it also gives me time to take a German course). What better way to celebrate graduation  than a long stay with an extremely sweet family in a far-off-land?

PS. Thank you soooooooooooo much to beyonddreams  for turning me onto this. I have to re-post the link, so those of us who are chronically broke but would love to travel: Aupair-World It's such a sweet deal :)

Now I'm going to go download some german-language software and try to school myself :x

PPS. Any non-related tips or info about Koblenz would be great too!
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