As some of you are aware, I’ve been in Germany for the last few weeks. A friend of mine got married on the 14th and with her being such a good friend, I had no choice but to go over.
Those of you who know me well know that I dislike travel, preferring to stay in familiar surroundings and read books for relaxation, so this was a bit of a break from my normal routine. I can even say I enjoyed the trip. I’ll have some pictures posted at my personal website (http://www.paulsmithjr.com) when I get the chance. I’ll also, as time permits, go through and review my trip day by day to let you know what’s worth visiting and what’s not. Posts on this topic will be available in my Germany 2006 category.
As a quick overview: I started out flying into Frankfort and took the train to Karlsruhe where my friend lives on Friday. Saturday was the wedding, with a tour of the castle in Karlsruhe that morning. Sunday, I went with my friend’s family to Heidelberg and Monday we went to Freiberg. From there, I traveled by myself to Munich where I spent Tuesday afternoon to Friday morning. Friday I traveled to Vienna where I spent the weekend before traveling back to Karlsruhe Monday to catch the plane back to the USA on Tuesday.
In all, I had a great time, although by the end of it I really missed English. (My German is not so good. Very rusty.) I could definitely go back at some point.
UPDATE: A picture of my friend, her parents, her sisters and her new husband:
My friend’s the one in the wedding gown.
UPDATE 2: Fixed link to image. Blogger must be blocking things so that images can’t be used by outside sites, so I copied the image over to my site and relinked it.