Mercure Hotel Riesa
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... to the hostel incase it got out of hand! I went back and started my advent challenge! As it's the first year I haven't had an advent calendar, I will instead aim to have a different beer each day. The beer for today was Dresdener beer! This was when I started talking to Lea, Max and Fahim who were studying in Munich. While I was getting my beer, the girl on reception starting telling me all about the student night and the best places to go ...
... or train station.
You can drink openly here and many people do. It's fun to walk around with a beer. But it's a mellow vibe, unlike New Orleans. It's also an artsy city, with lots of nice graffiti (and some bad stuff too) and art shops.
We saw some fun ska bands at a place called ChemiFabrik. Beers were dirt cheap there and were all delicious Pilsners, my fave. We explored some museums and paid to go ...
... in Dresden are pretty and the view of the city centre was impressive.
We spent the afternoon and early evening on the train.
~~~ The first night we got to Dresden we had dinner at the restaurant recommended by the tour book in Neustadt. It had cute appetizer food in glass jars. The decor was special. That street is flooded with young people (going to bars perhaps). It was in Dresden that we felt that it's kinda cold in Germany.
... not everyone in an orchestra knows everyone else, and there can of course be occasional frictions between members, but when we performed this week there has been no trace of that. In the heights of March Slave or the Massanet Orchestral Suite the only concern in everyone's mind is how to create the best sound as a team, and I believe that to be one of the most important aspects of musical performance - it brings people together in a way ...
... s pretty neat). The one I remember had Steve Hoff and myself in a class, and we kept talking to one another even though the cranky old teacher lady kept yelling at Steve. She finally called him up to her desk, and I was about to tell her it was my fault, by I woke up.
When I finally got up and not just woke up, I... didn't do too too much I guess, hahaha, I think I did some stuff online and wondered ...