After visiting Saarbrucken in the Saarland and Trier, the oldest city in Germany, housing relics from when the Romans were there...here are some of my Germany musings:
- There was more spray paint than expected
- I was surprised with amount of english spoken. People understand it nearly everywhere, including family run shops.
- Beer at 10am is totally cool
- Old churches are well kept and are everywhere. They also have a fondness to ringing the bells to announce prayer times- which is lovely but loud when many are in town.
- The hoarse language reminds me of arabic...in that it sounds gruff but usually the conversations that sound scariest are leading to a group of people laughing hysterically.
- Pretzels are definitely better here.... and therefore are needed as daily snacks
- Every store that sells clothing has liederhosen. Yet i saw no people wearing it. This may mean that I need to return when there are festivals happening.
- Older buildings tend to have writing on the walls indicating the year they were built which is a great walking history lesson.
-The cities are super clean due to street sweepers, people manually sweeping, and tourists using trash cans.
- In Saarbrucken there is a yearly boat festival which packs the town which I would love to see...as just jogging by the river is lovely, I can only imagine it during a time when the river is full of boat parties lining the docks.
- Eating outside in the city centers is beyond relaxing and was one of the best reasons to visit! Enjoying lovely architecture with good friends and stellar food. Seconds please!
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