Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Because I needed a break from France, I spent the weekend with my cousin, Gary, in Germany. We went to Amberg, Germany (one of the few cities which still has a complete wall surrounding it) to eat at a French restuarant. I know, I live in France, but this is a special place. The owner is a French guy who has lived in Germany for a number of years. He is a great host and the food is really good, too.
Other than that, it was a pretty uneventful weekend, nice and calm. I got to go shopping in American stores on the military base in Germany where I bought massive amounts of mac'n'cheese, peanut butter and tide. You know, the staples in life. I also ate at Taco Bell for the first time in 7 months. Mmmm.
The only negative thing about the whole trip was the train ride back. For some reason, I got stuck in a smoking car! Yes, these nasty things still exist. I don't care how much you like to smoke, riding in one of these cars is HORRIBLE. I covered my face with my coat for four hours and I still had the worst headache when I got out in Paris. I am not against smoking; I think if you want to smoke, you should, but my God, not on a train. Please!