Thursday, January 31, 2013

The snow has melted.

Surprised by all the green after the snow melted.

lets take a walk?


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

English food in Germany:

is better than English food in English speaking countries. :P shepherd's pie.

Clerks:

Every clerk at every market I have seen here has a chair. American store workers should be envious of these German clerks who get to sit all day instead of standing for hours.



Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Swabian–Alemannic Fastnacht (Carnival):

This carnival thing is very important here. It is very popular with the kids (they all dress up like it is Halloween) It hasn't stated yet but the beautiful festivities are already here.

For more info:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swabian%E2%80%93Alemannic_Fastnacht


Bottles for money:

Here in most every little super market you trade used plastic and glass bottles for quite a decent amount of money between 15 euro cent and 50 euro cent ($0.23-$0.80) per bottle depending on size so it adds up to quite a lot, it is a very good way to get people to recycle. You put the bottles in the machine, it scans them and then gives you a money receipt you take to the cashier for euros.


Badminton:

I joined a badminton club here (because I am not fond of football/soccer) And it was pretty intense but very fun. The Germans here take sport very seriously.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Comments:

Anyone can comment now. Feel free to comment as anonymous.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Americans take note:

Germans can park their cars in an orderly fashion WITHOUT any lines. Why can't us Americans do the same -_- I was so surprised when I saw all these cars parked orderly with no "parking spots".


Sunday:

Nothing is open here on Sunday.... I think because of the Catholics... so here is a picture of my Sunday.



Saturday, January 26, 2013

How cigarettes work in Germany

Cigarettes in Deutschland:

So apparently all cigarettes cost the same price all the time (at least from the vending machines in south Germany)  they just change the amount of cigs you get so in America we get like 20 cigs always per pack and the price changes but here the price stays the same and the amount of cigarettes changes... interesting. At first I was like WTF only 19?? I must have gotten ripped off, but then they explained it to me. So sometimes they have 21 cigs or 17 or 19 or what ever to match the same price.

I found an article about it here. 

Interesting read.

Pretzels:

Well you know im in Germany when we eat pretzels for breakfest...

Friday, January 25, 2013

German children's shows:

These kids shows are really creepy... that is all.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Deer Liver:

Well I have never had deer before but tonight we just casually ate deer liver. It was strange but not bad. I never thought i would eat a liver... of a deer...



 McDonald's:

This beautiful little creature i found at McDonald's in Germany is called the "Big Rösti" It has bacon, hashbrown, butter, cheese and hamburger. what more could you ask for and it looks good. McDonald's here are awesome!
So I went to the McDonald's here and it was more like a starbucks. It was super clean and they sold different food, and it was clean enough to go into the play box without fear of getting poked by needles hah.






Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Super Markets:

Einstein beer, I thought it is funny because he was born in Swabia.

Cigarette vending machines for the win.

Put a euro in to get a shopping cart, and when you put it back you get your euro back. How smart is that. None of this crazy shopping cart madness i see in America.

My new best friend:

So Nikolas turns 5 tomorrow (Jan. 24, 2013) I can hardly understand him but We have loads of fun so far! I bought him some Hot Wheels for his birthday, his parents bought him a Hot Wheels track. I am ready to be a kid again!

 First Dinner:

This was my first German dinner with my new "Family" here in
Grüningen. The oldest daughter is hiding under the table (der Tisch) since she doesn't like photos.

Food:

We had some different wursts and other beans/vegetables and tomato sauce I've never even heard of. It was amazing. Then the kids went to bed and we drank tons of wine and talked. Great people.


Brace Yourselves....