Thursday, January 31, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
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.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013
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!
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.
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.
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.