Hi, David! Today I have found this site and was also very glad. Firstly I'd like to warn - I don't speak English well and can make some mistakes. I am from Germany. I am a student now. I study economics in Nuremberg. But I'm not very long here. My family moved in Germany from Uzbekistan (Ex-USSR) two years ago. We are germans. Until World War II my grandparents have lived in german village in Russia. When the War began they were moved in Kazahstan, and later in Uzbekistan. I don't know when and how my "great-grandparents" get to Russia.
My father is a teacher, my mother is a childrendoctor. My parents have 3 sons. I am a middle son.
Wachtel is a german name. Are you german too? Where are you now? Have you already returned from China?