As you can see, I have been too lazy to blog about things that we were already too lazy to blog about in the first place. Well my goal was and still is to have all of our travels documented on this blog by Christmas so you may notice me power through some last ones. My plan was for conversations with people at home to be something like this:
You: “Nick, so tell me all about your fabulous, amazing adventures in Europe!”
Me: “I already did. Check the blog. Pass the rum. Pass the eggnog.”
See the appeal? This way I don’t have to dive into stories multiple times and the onus is on you to read on your own time so I can drink more rum over the holidays, and less time telling the same stories over and over. Basically I am outsourcing the work to you. Unfortunately I have to do some work up front so here I go, the long overdue part 3 of ST:PWWTWWTLTBA. Did I make this a 5 part series? What was I thinking…
Basically I’m going to sum up Germany in 3 words. Beer. Food. Castles. We got the castles out of the way now onto the REAL reason you go to Germany.
First the beer. The Germans don’t mess around with their beer. In fact, they serve them in liters. That’s right – “1 beer please” = 1 liter of beer in a giant frosted glass. I loved it. Now here in the good ‘ol NL they serve them in tiny thimbles that the Dutch tell me is because they hate warm beer, so they like to order them small but frequent. It kind of makes sense, except that the German solution to the problem was not to serve them in smaller glasses, but to just drink quicker. My kinda people.
Now the food. Sometimes I think the Germans and the British could have solved most of their animosity over the last hundred years if they just sat down for a meal becasue they basically eat the same things (not a compliment to either country.) In fact I ordered dinner in Munich and it had no less than 5 seperate animal products on the plate with some raw onions on the side. Ta-da! That’s dinner. Somewhere the French are wheeping… Here is a pic for you to experience. Vegetarians – avert your eyes.
So to sum up – Beer? Good, but pace yourself. Food? Well, let’s just say that the Germans probably should have some Metamucil to offset their diet.