Frieiburg im Breisgau

Frieiburg im Breisgau

So, I arrived in Freiburg on the 13th. This photo is from my first small walk around the city and, further to my earlier tweet, this is the patio of the restaurant that is two flights below where I am staying. There is a small stream that runs past and, mixed with the quiet conversations from the patio and the birds, form the archetypal soundtrack to europe.

The rock in the middle of the stream isn't a rock but a stone alligator and I've been told the story of it's meaning but have forgotten it. I will update when given the info again.

The weather has been typical inland spring weather: sunny and warm mixed with some blistering early-evening thunder/lightning showers. My first evening here we went to the river and had a beer on the grass - until the skies opened up and completely drenched us. It didn't matter. I'd made it to europe and, possibly aside from a direct lightning strike (and even then only possibly), I was happy to be here.

I've been here for five days or so and have been to France twice and Switzerland once - and all three countries (including Germany) in one day. Freiburg is less than an hour away from both of those countries and going there is like hitting the states if you live in greater Vancouver. It's even easier because there is no border stop. I was a little disappointed about that as this passport needs some stamps.

The building in the middle of this shot is a brewery and you can go there with a big glass container and fill it with beer. It's kind of like Steamworks except you can take it to the Augustinerplatz, sit down and enjoy it. Oh yeah, and two litres of beer is five euros. To put it another way TWO LITRES OF REALLY GOOD BEER IS FIVE EUROS!

On wednesday we leave for Italy and Paris and I can't believe any of this is real. I feel like I'm visiting Cinderella's home town.

Everyone I've met here has been amazingly nice and it is embarrassing (a) how many people know english and (b) how little german I know. I am the typical north american - can barely speak a word of german or french.

I'm going to be in Cinque Terre, Pisa, Florence, Rome, Venice, Paris and Berlin - if anyone has any tips feel free to comment - but I will only have net access until the 20th.

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Frieiburg im Breisgau

Frieiburg im Breisgau

So, I arrived in Freiburg on the 13th. This photo is from my first small walk around the city and, further to my earlier tweet, this is the patio of the restaurant that is two flights below where I am staying. There is a small stream that runs past and, mixed with the quiet conversations from the patio and the birds, form the archetypal soundtrack to europe.

The rock in the middle of the stream isn't a rock but a stone alligator and I've been told the story of it's meaning but have forgotten it. I will update when given the info again.

The weather has been typical inland spring weather: sunny and warm mixed with some blistering early-evening thunder/lightning showers. My first evening here we went to the river and had a beer on the grass - until the skies opened up and completely drenched us. It didn't matter. I'd made it to europe and, possibly aside from a direct lightning strike (and even then only possibly), I was happy to be here.

I've been here for five days or so and have been to France twice and Switzerland once - and all three countries (including Germany) in one day. Freiburg is less than an hour away from both of those countries and going there is like hitting the states if you live in greater Vancouver. It's even easier because there is no border stop. I was a little disappointed about that as this passport needs some stamps.

The building in the middle of this shot is a brewery and you can go there with a big glass container and fill it with beer. It's kind of like Steamworks except you can take it to the Augustinerplatz, sit down and enjoy it. Oh yeah, and two litres of beer is five euros. To put it another way TWO LITRES OF REALLY GOOD BEER IS FIVE EUROS!

On wednesday we leave for Italy and Paris and I can't believe any of this is real. I feel like I'm visiting Cinderella's home town.

Everyone I've met here has been amazingly nice and it is embarrassing (a) how many people know english and (b) how little german I know. I am the typical north american - can barely speak a word of german or french.

I'm going to be in Cinque Terre, Pisa, Florence, Rome, Venice, Paris and Berlin - if anyone has any tips feel free to comment - but I will only have net access until the 20th.

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Taken: 2009-05-14 04:20:53
Posted: 2009-05-18 | 08:47


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