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My Christmas Story

As Christmas is approaching people tend to get into a hurry rather than calming down and having a great and joyful time with theri families and friends. Even though every year I try to settle down and enjoy the peaceful season, I get dragged into the shopping stress.

Yesterday , however my mood changed. On my way home from school I saw a little boy pulling a sleigh through the buisy city. He really caught my attention so I followed him. I almost lost him in the snowstorm but I still could see that he was covered up in thick wooly clothes. When the snowstorm slowly came to an end I could finally fully see him. He was wearing a red hat mith a white pom pom and a very warm Christmas pullover. It had a Snowman stiched onto it. He was also wearing a scarf which must have belonged to his father because it was way too long. This boy would fit just perfectly in a Christmas movie. Continue reading My Christmas Story

What does it take to get the driver’s license for a moped?

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could ride your scooter to school or to appointments without always depending on your parents or public transport? Here I am going to tell you what you need, in order to do that.

Basically you can get the moped driver’s license from the age of 16 but you can even get it a bit earlier, if your parents sign a form which says that they are ok with you getting it at the age of 15. You can start taking lessons half a year before your 15th birthday (14 and a half). If you have passed the theoretical test and the practical hours the earliest you can get the license is on your 15th birthday.

You have to take 6 hours of the theoretical courses, 8 practical hours with the moped and two out of the 8 hours are spent on the road.

Now more about the test itself:

Lucky you, you only have to take a theoretical test where you have to get at least 80% right (19 out of 23) to pass. There is no test for the driving, but if you are very bad and insecure during those two hours on the road you are most likely to have to repeat them.

Of course taking the driver’s license is not  free. It is actually quite expensive. Usually you need to pay 179€ but the cost varies depending on where you do it. Another 60€ have to be paid to get the final driver’s license plus an additional 10 euros for the study materials. You get 5 euros back if you return the study materials. For registration you need your birth certificate, your passport and 2 passport photos, then you are good to go.

Don’t forget to ride carefully once you are out on the roads.