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A Surprise Guest

July 29, 2014

A rainy day from Germany. We are staying in a sweet little suburban area outside of Heidelberg that I swear looks right out of a Hansel and Gretel children’s book. Germany is absolutely beautiful, and feels completely unique from all of the other countries we have visited.

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Local Cuisine: Frankfurt Germany

July 27, 2014

For six years I didn’t eat meat.

Well…not real meat [I only ate chicken and turkey]. There was lots going on there that I won’t get into now, but long story short, I eat meat now!

As I have mentioned in previous posts, I’m willing to try most things [besides octopus–just not my thing], so as we decided to go out and get an “authentic German dinner” tonight, I figured it would have something to do with sausage and sauerkraut.

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Foreign Language

July 26, 2014

There is something beautiful [yet terrifying] of having someone come up to you and start blabbering away at you in a language that you completely don’t understand. I still have not found an eloquent way to react to those situations. I still find myself being somewhat awkward, not knowing when to interject [so as to not come off rude or incompetent]. I just kind of stand there and attempt to say “I’m so sorry, but do you speak English?” I’ll do my best to attempt at saying it in the native tounge, but as we have arrived in Germany, there is no hope for me.

“Sprechen sie Englisch” is the way to say “Do you speak English” in German. The tricky part is, that the “ech” portion of sprechen sounds like a strange throat-clearing pronunciation that I just cannot do. Not because I am unwilling–but incredibly unable! It somehow ends up sounding like a sneeze, meshed with a Spanish rolling “r” sort of thing–and it just isn’t pretty.

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