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Travel Blogs from Augsburg
Ashley picked up the car from Frankfurt station and then collected me from our hotel. We drove off towards the black forest. It was nice to be in a car and see some different scenery at our own pace.
Our first stop was Baden-Baden a resort town on the west edge of the black forest. There were no clear sign posts as to where to go and we …
... each to wear to the celebration. Everyone was wearing traditional Mexican dress and it was such a great atmosphere. A very lovely evening. We were lucky that a lot of people could speak english so were able to mingle.
Most of the couples had met many years ago when Germany installed a lot of machinery and equipment in Mexico and South America. There the engineers and technicians met their soon to be wives and in this case they moved back to Germany together and settled.
... on the gate in the wall around the city,.. she saw that the gate was open. It should have been secured t protect the
city. The pig was seen as the protector
of the city from that time on. Good
story,... particularly the part about the wife going out,.. in the dead of
night,.. to get her husband another jug of beer!! Very touching, don’t you agree? Coll’s
comment,... “In your dreams, Gazza,.. in your dreams!”
... a very enjoyable afternoon together.
In the evening Wolfgang and Cornelia invited us to "Carmina Burana" presented by TheatreAugsburg (click here for a YouTube trailer - fabulous).
The performance was in the open air theatre at the "Rotes Tor" (or Red Gate - one of the main gates in the old Augsburg city walls).
A spectacular performance in a spectacular setting.
... station, a quick transfer and off we went. Coming from San Francisco and even Rome, I have often seen those tours going on the subway and thought..."why would anyone take a tour like that?" "How cheap!" But I was wrong. Taking this method was very cool and gave a strong sense of the distance to the camp which was of importance to the overall experience. I was curious about how the camp could be so close to the city and yet the people supposedly didn't know what ...