In German: Today I travel to Vienna in Austria
I write this morning at 9:15am local, which is the latest I have started a blog post on this trip. I will write until 9:45am at which time I must pack up and make my way around the corner to the central train station where I will board a train to Munich, and then hopefully get there in time to board my train to Vienna. According to the train schedule I will have twelve minutes to go from platform 22 to platform 12 in Munich.
Yesterday was a mixed bag of German success. While speaking German I purchased my ticket to Vienna, and later in the day I did the same for my ticket from Vienna to Frankfurt next Monday. With tickets in hand, or in briefcase as the case may be, I am set for all travel from today through the end of my vacation. If I am ever wanton to visit this many cities in a single trip again I should have the forethought to purchase a EuroRail pass. Because I don’t really want to know I will not tally the amount of money spent on travel and lodging, at least until I start planning my next German journey.
“Shamed” (Augsburg, Germany)
Yesterday my German skills failed so badly that I was given an English menu at dinner.
What you see in the background is the plate on which my three wieners and potato salad were served. I ordered a pretzel to go with this, and to my surprise I was gifted a second one because the waitress feared that the one I had ordered had never been delivered. With this food I drank two 0.3L beers. After a short walk looking for inbterersting things to photograph I found my way back to Brauhaus 1516 where I ordered my final Augsburg beer.
I was back in the hotel room before 9:00pm and fully expected to pack for today’s journey but I was wiped out and must have fallen asleep within fifteen minutes of my return.
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“What’s Up, Duck?” (Augsburg, Germany)
Like many places on the planet I’m sure that prior to the introduction of humans Augsburg was probably a very pretty place. Yesterday I walked about 8.5 miles around the city which is bounded on two sides by small rivers. Much of the architecture is too enclosed to photograph successfully, and the nature is mostly well-used city parks with rivers, streams, and trees. This water, which may have been redirected by man as a moat protecting the fortress behind it, is now full of fish and fowl.
“Let’s Do The Time Warp Again” (Augsburg, Germany)
Of the buildings in Augsburg that I could shoot I believe this one to be a theater, which is now showing “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”. I took the opportunity to sit in the shade, attach a few filters on the Nikon 1 V1, put the camera on a tripod, and did a little slow-shutter photography.
It’s Gonna Get Hot In Der
It appears my hash hotel does not have air conditioning, at least that is not listed as an amenity on its website. Oh bother.
Speaking of heat, could y’all do something about getting rid of the heatwave that has plagued Atlanta before my return next Tuesday? Vielen Dank!
Happy Friday and glorious weekend to all. It’s unlikely that I will be blogging tomorrow and/or Sunday, but one never knows…
I’m not exactly sure what “police investigation” means in the Deutsche Bahn world other than we have returned to Munich and am now sitting at the station. I may make it to the hash today…
We have just been informed, in German and English, that there are people on the track and are unsure when we will be moving forward again. When the train works well it’s great, when it doesn’t…
I don’t plan to get off this train until I am told to do so, or I reach Vienna.
Given the English menu!! OUCH. Maybe ask for both next time!! (We carried a little book- pocket sized- that was just a translation guide for menus. Very handy)
At least you’re not at the party they are throwing for the G20 in Hamburg!!
As I left to go to lunch and the hardware store (Stacy, I love your little ACE!!) I was stopped by one of our police officers and quizzed on the Sagan DQ. As I walked back into the building, I was stopped by another friend (VP) and quizzed!! I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, but it was still funny to me.
Pretty bleeping hot in the afternoons. I wanted to go ride last night but just could not drag myself out. Tomorrow is the former Pedal for Pets, now rebranded as a fundraiser for Piedmont Cancer Center (??) so there will be many riders in the ‘hood.
Barb, I’m in the mood for some TC. What does your schedule look like?
Have a great weekend everyone!
My German class friend has texted me twice telling me that waitresses have complimented him on his pronunciation. I am certain that I speak better German than he, and told him I though that the women were hitting on him — I wouldn’t be surprised. He told me that it might happen to me if I didn’t look like a homeless person. Double OUCH!
you look homeless -that’s funny.
I love that little ACE. 🙂 They’re always so nice there. Glad to see it thriving.
What’s a Sagan DQ? (DQ to me only means Dairy Queen haha)
DQ: Disqualification, e.g. kicked off the tour.
The folks that own your Ace are opening one in Grant Park soon. I can’t wait.
Very cool!! We have a little non-Ace hardware store in Luthersville and I try and give them business when I can. Their prices are close to the big boxes, but obviously they don’t have the inventory.
Still waiting at the Munich East station…
So what’s the deal? Working on the track or protesters?
And now that it’s gone on for over an hour, try this:
Moving again! If a reason was given it was in fast German and I missed it.
This would be a much better trip if I could understand the group of drunk guys that are in my rail car.
Originally we were to be in Vienna by 15:30. It’s now 15:05 and we are still an hour away from getting out of Germany.
Glad you’re on vacation!!
In Rosenheim station, the boys just got more beer…
tell them to buy you a beer……….
And Cyclingnews has a statement from contributor Philippa York, who you may know better as Robert Millar!
The times, they are a changing.
Did Robert make a Vandy Beth?
Apparently. More power to her! And the funny thing is, there is an article about Richie Port from Robert Millar on the same page- which at this point in a non de plume.
now that’s funny Paulie.
Why did he change his name?
And- what was the statement?
never mind…….. trying to work & think & type a comment doesn’t work at times.
The scheduled arrival time is now 16:58, a 3:30 delay from the original schedule. I will hustle to register and get my shot, then I must find food and beer.
No food on the train?
This train ride has been like being with hashers all day. Not sure how much I can take tonight.
Geh von meinem Rasen runter!