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Some Things I've Learned...

(Karlsruhe, Germany)

sunny 70 °F
View a beginning stint in Ireland on globestrol's travel map.

So here's some things I've learned along the way through the last few weeks:

Check the tags and if the heat is different on the iron in another country before ironing
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How much 100G really is and reading the fine print: the 20 Euro mistake
As you may have already read in the photo gallery, Kristy and I decided to try out a new vegetarian cafe. Now this cafe is set-up kind of in a buffet station style. For salads, pay 1.65 per plate...100g plate that is. For hot meals, 1.65. Kristy and I only noticed the price and that it said plate, so I was assuming they were talking about the plate size itself. Well, after piling up our plates in joy when seeing all the fresh food, we learned that we were able to fit about 1000 grams on our plates!
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and how to feel better about it by spreading the food out over three meals
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Programs are AWESOME! thank you Anita Binder for saving study abroad students lives and making the visa process easier.
The visa process is a runaround. ( I don't really have pictures for this. It's been too frustrating to even want to capture this moment on film!)
EVERYTHING is closed on Sundays and holidays
thus...
Airline blankets can save your life and 5EUR Pillows can turn out to be the best investment ever!
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don't put chinese food sideways in a backpack or let airline security do it either:
Poor Kristy somehow ended up being the holder of our food and after forgetting snacks in her bag, it began to smell like salami, rotting zucchini, cheese...and then she had carefully put her chinese food leftovers upright in her bag and airline security tipped it sideways to put it through the x-ray machine. Let's just say we're happy everything still works but we're going to have to wash that pack of smells before sending her off on safari!

döner kebab is a great late night option for food...actually a great option at any time of day!
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Yufka Döner is now my new favorite late night meal

Coffee is everywhere and my bank makes cappuccinos for you while you wait

the park is a great place to practice tight rope walking
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people have "kartoffeln!" in the Schloss park:
for some reason when I tried to take a picture of the castle, a group of teenagers thought I was trying to take a picture of them and decided to yell "Wir haben Kartoffeln" (we have potatoes) and proceeded to throw a few at us.
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thus the rushed picture of the castle and the giant tree in front

Kristy learned her colors and how to count in German

The Irish make awesome winter hats--good thinking to line wool with fleece!

Posted by globestrol 09.06.2009 04:31 Archived in Germany Tagged women

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