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post Mar 14 2006, 03:03 AM
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So. In less than two weeks ickle AU shall be off across the pond to Germanland. ph34r.gif

As frightening as this prospect is (both for me and for the poor unsuspecting Germans) I'll be stranded for three whole weeks for schooling. So I may very well be "going away for awhile." Gott im Himmel.

Well, I've never been outside of the country before. I've been to Epcot several times, but I have it on good authority that this doesn't count. So--any suggestions? Good chocolate I should buy (priority one)? Foods I should try (try telling a German you are vegetarian; they just blink at you)? Places I must see? Things I must not do or they will notice me for the witch (American) that I am and burn me? Or just about any bit of advice or encouragement to help me out?

And if I happen to be up on a mountain, Europelanders, I'll yell "hello." biggrin.gif


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post Mar 14 2006, 05:02 PM
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One word of advice, they have weird stuff for breakfast. Like cheese and ham and bread. It was very odd when I went to Germany years ago to be confronted with that tongue.gif
The first place I tried astronaut food was in Germany actually... lmao.
I can't remember which composer it was (a well known one), but going to the place he was born was quite fun! The house was all tall and old and had three pianos in one room! laugh.gif
I wish I could remember more from my trip to give advice, but it was almost 6 years ago now!


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post Mar 15 2006, 01:28 PM
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Depends where your going really, I loved Berlin when I was theere a few years ago. Great fun. It's so strange to see such a big city that was essentially still a building site.
The palaces nearby are cool and there's a fair nightlife too.
Where abouts are you going?


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post Mar 15 2006, 03:39 PM
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Go and see the Berlin Wall! All two feet of it that hasn't been stolen by tourists yet.


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post Mar 16 2006, 12:59 PM
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Beer and sausages! What a country!

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post Mar 16 2006, 01:06 PM
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QUOTE (Calantyr @ Mar 15 2006, 04:39 PM)
Go and see the Berlin Wall! All two feet of it that hasn't been stolen by tourists yet.
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Just dont buy any 'authentic' pieces of it. I mean come on the things been down since 1989, they cant be can they????
HOLD on isnt the segment outside the Imperial War Museum about 4 foot wide? Damn! The tourists that nicked that didn't do a good cover job ph34r.gif wink.gif

The Berlin Wall Tour's pretty cool, I did a lot of walking tours when I was there, knackering


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post Mar 20 2006, 03:57 AM
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Where abouts are you going?

I'm living in the Hamburg area, but we're stopping by Luebeck, Berlin, and Munich as well.

See, what I'm really excited about it the pens. The Germans I've met had these pens. That erased. Completely. It was like German voodoo. Because American voodoo involved eating rotted brains, but German voodoo's very practical and involves stationary. Just imagine when customs goes through my bags and finds a hundred erasable pens. tongue.gif

Incidentally, is it true that when you go through the big metal detector wotchums in the airport you can wipe your camera's memory card? Some perm-haired crazy kept telling me it would.

QUOTE (Sir_Psycho_Sexy @ Mar 16 2006, 01:59 PM)
Beer and sausages! What a country!

(I have nothing worthwhile to add, I'm going now before I quote Basil Fawlty.)
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Don't--mention--the war! biggrin.gif


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post Mar 20 2006, 04:55 AM
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My airline ticket holder majig that I was reading in Heathrow while bored and waiting for my plane to board said I should ask security personell to examine all film cameras by hand, because the scanny doohickey can damage film, I think. It was a bit late by then, as it was already in my checked luggage.

Might be remembering wrong, but I don't think it said anything about memory cards. You should ask Jonman! He knows all sorts of things about planes. And I am probably remembering incorrectly because I was all weepy and emoish at the time.


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post Mar 25 2006, 03:57 PM
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Bye-bye, loves. I'll be up and off to Germanland in a few hours. Wish me luck! I'll wave vigorously as the plane goes over Englishland.

And if anyone asks, I'm not American. I'm ein Berliner. tongue.gif


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post Mar 25 2006, 06:59 PM
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Wauuugh good luck!

(am I the only one who keeps reading "the land of strude!"? I'm not even sure what strude is, if it's anything, but it has stuck in my brain)


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post Mar 25 2006, 07:51 PM
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Have fun! Bring us back some magical erasing pens! tongue.gif

(I vaguely remember the German exchange student I had a crush on in high school having one of those...I was quite impressed)


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post Mar 25 2006, 09:04 PM
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Its strudel tongue.gif And its just a pastry. Rolled up dough with usually something sweet inside, though apparently now they use it for appetisers and put savory stuff inside

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strudel


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post Mar 26 2006, 12:58 AM
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QUOTE (artist.unknown @ Mar 25 2006, 03:57 PM)
I'm ein Berliner. tongue.gif
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....a donut?


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post Mar 26 2006, 01:28 PM
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QUOTE (Sir_Psycho_Sexy @ Mar 26 2006, 12:58 AM)
QUOTE (artist.unknown @ Mar 25 2006, 03:57 PM)
I'm ein Berliner. tongue.gif
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....a donut?
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yeah, 'tis what Bill Clinton said when he was in Germany.


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post Mar 27 2006, 06:04 AM
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QUOTE (CheeseMoose @ Mar 26 2006, 05:28 AM)
QUOTE (Sir_Psycho_Sexy @ Mar 26 2006, 12:58 AM)
QUOTE (artist.unknown @ Mar 25 2006, 03:57 PM)
I'm ein Berliner. tongue.gif
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....a donut?
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yeah, 'tis what Bill Clinton said when he was in Germany.
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Actually, it was Kennedy that was supposed to have said that, but it's one of those urban legends.

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post Mar 27 2006, 08:26 PM
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I was joking about the donut. (Im actually more like a bagel.) tongue.gif

SO, safe and sound, although they did try very hard to off me in gym class. I woke up at some point during the flight, looked out and saw some lights, and that I joked it must be London. And the map came up on the screen, and it was! So I waved. biggrin.gif


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