Friday, December 21, 2007

Rhine or wine country

Today is my second day in Rhine country Stuttgart and Heidelberg home of my very favorite Rieslings.

So I spent the last few days wine tasting of course.

The weather has been very weird, every morning there is a heavy fog and today its foggy and snowing. and did I mention it is so very cold.

I have a small issue, I am down to my last zone bar. This maybe an issue.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A day in the snow

Today I went to Garmisch to ski, what I didn't know at the time was, Garmisch is the highest point in all of Germany you can see into 4 countries from the top.

This may pose a few problems.
Number 1 thats mighty high
Number 2 How am i gonna get down from there
Number 3 thats mighty high.

Well I made it up and back down again. Once back on earth, i had another issue, I took a cab to the base and there were no cabs to be had. So I hitched a ride with a couple from Texas.

Heres a video of my adventure:

Monday, December 17, 2007

Day three Munich, arrived around 10 this morning and I spent the day wandering around town. I met a native couple at a champagne bar, who were nice enough to buy a couple of rounds.

It was so cold today, i may have lost a toe or two. Tomorrow I am going to ski!! Wish me luck.

Here is a video of the market in Frankfurt

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Day 1 Frankfurt

After a long flight with not one but two screaming children, I arrived in Frankfurt, a city that I've only passed through once before while changing trains.

The airport was very confusing and I turned around several times but finally after a 20 minutes I got to the train that would take me to the city.

Before I got on the train I took money out of the bank, 300 euros. This I later found out cost me 433.66.

I'm spoiling myself during this trip so its off to the Marriott.

I dropped my bags off and headed out to the old city where the Christmas markets were set up. Its hard to stay on a diet when there are potato pancakes, pretzels and crepes involved.