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Gostenhof

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  • Day14

    Pooped on big bad ideas

    July 13 in Germany

    Not the tour I would have chosen. We are mid ship transfer and stop at Hitlers parade grounds. I am annoyed for the political interruption of an already intense Europe visit. But, I walk away satisfied. Our German guide unpacks with cultural freedom and great perspective. She rises above agenda and admonishes against propaganda. She is wise and empathetic to our Australian group. And we walk from hitlers parade ground observing the irony that the only parade now is Canadian Geese who leave large deposits.

    Leadership hinges on who chooses to follow otherwise you are just taking a walk.
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  • Day310

    Day 311: More relaxing

    December 22, 2017 in Germany

    Still relaxing today, though I edited three videos as well. Shandos went out to the Christmas markets in the afternoon - the ones in Nuremberg are quite famous and she seemed to enjoy them.

    Cooked up a storm for dinner - roast potato bake, Bavarian sausages, sauerkraut salad and some grilled mushrooms.

  • Day308

    Day 309: East to Nuremberg + the Vet

    December 20, 2017 in Germany

    Poor little dog not looking much better today, but onwards we must go! Loaded everything up, packed him into his bag and walked over to the station. Nice little city Ulm, it's not going to be on everyone's hit-list, but we had a good time.

    Getting the train to Nuremberg took about 3 hours, including a change in Ingolstadt, home to Audi. No time to visit the museum or test track, though we did see their enormous factory on the outskirts of town. Arriving in Nuremberg, it was only a few stops on the underground to our apartment in Gostenhof, a hipster district just west of the city.

    Our apartment's owned by a lesbian couple who operate a cafe/bar/restaurant just nearby. It's basically a large studio, with a bedroom/living room, plus a small kitchen and dining room. A little old, but fairly typical of the 1950s apartment buildings that are literally everywhere in Germany. Will be fairly comfortable here for the next week, as we're staying until after Christmas.

    Dumped our stuff then basically headed straight back out to our vet appointment at 3pm across the city. Two underground trains and a 10 minute walk later, we were there right on time. I will say, public transport in the larger cities in Germany is largely excellent, with good connections and pretty good reliability as well. You can plan your arrival to within a few minutes.

    Although we'd booked the appointment originally to get Schnitzel his yearly vaccinations, we decided to focus on his back issue instead. The vet confirmed that it was a mild case of a herniated disc (so IVDD), and that a week of anti-inflammatories and 4-6 weeks of crate rest was the only cure. He wouldn't need surgery at this stage, which was a big relief! So we got him an anti-inflammatory injection for some immediate relief, plus a week's worth of tablets for him. Total cost of the visit was about 45 euros which was nice!

    Made a follow-up appointment for the 27th (the morning we leave for Munich) so that he can get his vaccines too, since they can't be done while he's on the anti-inflammatories.

    Decided that although we had three days of World Heritage sites to get through, we'd cancel all of them and just look after him instead. We had to come back to this area anyway since one site (a baroque opera house) was under renovation and we'd decided to skip it. So it's not the end of the world, and Schnitzel is the priority.

    Shandos went out and bought a huge load of food since everything will be closed for three days over Christmas. Cooked up some pasta for dinner!
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  • Day14

    Saturday is Nuremburg!

    September 2, 2017 in Germany

    Last full day of our Viking cruise. As we were unable to cruise to Nuremburg due to low water levels, we pulled into Regensburg at 8am. Still cool and threatening rain, we were on the bus by 9:30. The ship stayed in Regensburg. Paul, Cheryl, Lee, Den and i went to Nuremburg. On arrival we walked to a restaurant to eat yet again! Sausage, we have eaten so much!
    The afternoon was a bus tour around the city and up to the castle. Back into old town for an hour of shopping. We are now on our way back to the ship in Regensburg for dinner. Then pack and off 2 bed. Our bus leaves the ship at 7am to come back again to Nuremburg to catch a 10am train to Munich!
    The church we visited today is St Lawrence or st Lorez. And this is home to the Nuremburg trials.
    Happy anniversary Christina and Mike ❤😚🎂
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  • Day311

    Day 312: Still in Nuremberg

    December 23, 2017 in Germany

    Did another video today, and compiled a "best of 2017" post for Facebook as well which was a bit of fun. Didn't end up going out anywhere which I'd hoped to do, but it was raining quite a bit and I didn't feel like going out in the rain!

    Schnitzel is slowly getting better - he's not standing with his back hunched like he was initially, but he's still a bit wobbly with his walking at times. Though we had a couple of good signs - he's started doing proper shakes again, and even rolled around in his bed briefly today! Poor little guy probably thinks he's in trouble, since he gets yelled at every time he goes to leave his bed!

    Just for a change, we had Thai food from a local restaurant for dinner. Tasty, though very different to Australian (and Thailand) Thai food!
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  • Day309

    Day 310: Relaxing in Nuremberg

    December 21, 2017 in Germany

    Did very little today. Played some games, watched a few TV shows, listened to some podcasts. Just general relaxation which I was rather glad of. I'd like to see the last few WH sites, but it's nice to just have extra time off. I'll probably be quite bored in a week though!

    Had some pork schnitzels for dinner - it's funny how the supermarkets here all just slant towards local foods. So our fridge is full of sausages, roast potato things, schnitzels, bread dumplings, sauerkraut salad and so on!Read more

  • Day8

    Bilhetes interrail ..voaram !!

    September 17, 2015 in Germany

    Desde as 7:30 até às 12 :00 a tentar recuperar uma possível segunda via dos tickets.. Esquece, apoio clientes CP em Portugal .. Bilheteira e boss da bilheteira. O único que procurou ajudar foi o revisor que nos validou os bilhetes à 11:30 horas da noite do dia anterior. Deu -nos o contacto caso a bilheteira quisesse confirmar. Um querido ! Resta nos esperar e voltar a gare e mostrar a foto do bilhete..será que dá ?!?! NÃO DEU :-(Read more

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