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... candy and flowers ("Kamillo" and "Trushia"), but we also learned the names and a few lyrics of the 3 famous German songs we heard playing all weekend. The songs have now been on repeat on all of our Itunes for the past week... By the end of the parade, we boarded the bus back home with a bag full of candies, chocolates, and flowers.
Although we arrived back to Freiburg to a week full of midterms and deadlines for papers, our carnival weekend made it totally worth it.
... and hundreds of horses too! Everything was so colourful and the crowd was so loud and excited, it was a great atmosphere! We stayed through the entire parade - which lasted around 5 and a half hours! - and enjoyed every minute! It was a long day, and we did get rather cold, but it was entirely worth it to experience a proper German tradition!
Here are some facts my Mummy sent me afterwards - it is shocking just how big the carnival really is!
... meat about the size of a rugby ball, we struggled round the main art gallery which has a fine collection of Picasso's and Wahol paintings but I am afraid we lowered the tone by doing a Harry Worth with one of the exhibits. If you don't know who Harry Worth is ask you dad (or look at http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nIPihrhzr- U) I will add the picture of this exploit tomorrow. Tonight we are on the sleeper to ...
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# of times we did laundry: 3
#of languages we know how to say Butterfly in: 15
# of holes in Amberīs sneakers: ...
... than the cold.
Bizaare Saturday! Three countries in three seconds!
A lovely relaxed start to the day. Slept in then took tram and train to Aachen and bus a bit further, then beautiful, scenic, long walk, including through lovely forest, to the point where Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands meet (The Vaalserberg [Mount Vaals]). Along the way saw many mountain bike riders making use of the tracks through the forest, and ...