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... George fancied a beer so we went to the Irish pub so he could treat himself to a Guinness for his birthday. Real surprise at dinner. Music started playing and all the waiters brought in a beautiful birthday cake for George with sparks flying everywhere. We hadn't expected it so had no camera. Fortunately our friends took a picture. They are going to transfer it to us asap so we can post it. George ran and got ...
So I may go back and do a post for the first day/getting there, but for now, nah. So today's been a good day so far, Koda woke me up at about 12:30 (half an hour after he woke up himself). After eventually getting ready, we went to a place called Grillepalast for breakfast, looked into getting our hair cut and highlighted, looked at video games (cheaper than America, even with the exchange ...
I will just point out my ticket cost me £120. Planning
ahead for the win. Failed.
Now, had I not just paid an arm and a leg for a ticket to
Geneva and had I not already worked out who I was staying
with, every part of me would have hopped out at Mannheim
... besides a giant Segway gang, since the weather was crummy. We got a recommendation (from a Düsseldorfer named Iman, Chris' mutual friend from 2 unrelated parties) to go to a classic German restaurant called Uerige- with authentic food. We ordered gouda cheese, pickled eggs (they brought out a guide of how to prepare these in German and explained it to us in German) ...
I don't think I've woken up at 8 in a long time. Let alone
tangled in blankets.
And it was sunny outside!
We got up and had tea and bread and usual German stuff. The
stuff that is completely normal when I am there but I miss
heaps when I'm not.