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Frankfurt, Germany
How would you describe the availability and cost of groceries and household supplies relative to your home country?
Everything is available, again, it's Western Europe. If you are affiliated with the Consulate the you will be able to shop at the base which is much cheaper than German stores.
What have been the highlights of your time in this country? Best trips or experiences?
Traveling around Europe, and driving on the Autobahn. Compare with its neighbors, I don't find Germany to be that charming, and Frankfurt as a city is very dull.

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