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What main languages are spoken here?:

German (Deutsche) is the main language spoken here, but as an international city, there are a wide range of communities that exist within Berlin. Along with German almost everyone here can speak at least B2 (proficient) level of English. The other main languages spoken here are French, Russian and Turkish.

What type of money is used here?:

The currency in Germany is the euro (€). Comparing the euro (€) to the U.S. dollar ($), the U.S. dollar is worth more than the euro, with €1 being worth $1.14.

How much does a bottle of water cost?:

Water is primarily available as sparkling water (Mineral Wasser). Normal water that has no carbonation (Stilles Wasser) costs more. The general price for a bottle can range from .99 to 5.00, but one added bonus is that you can get money back from all the bottles you buy. While using tapwater is fine here, with few to no water fountains available, water bottles are a must-have.

What was the best meal this week?:

This week, my best meal was at a Vietnamese Restaurant. I had some fried duck over a bed of vegetables with a bowl of rice and some dark sauce. It took me a while to order, though, because I was trying to translate both Vietnamese and German. Still, ten out of ten!  I would get it again!