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Germany the Home Stretch

Posted on March 9, 2009 by under Travel.    

Well today was another day of work here in Germany. It was not so bad though. Got to work and immediately started testing the system. Got some questions answered and went to lunch with Matthias and a few of his friends (they do this every Monday and they rotate who pays every Monday). I had a really nice pork steak in a dilled cream sauce with veggies and croquettes, I love croquettes. We don’t have them in the states that I know of. They are like Tater Tots, only better. The pork steak was great and I even liked the sauce that was on it.

My wife will be proud of me. I am usually not very adventurous when it comes to food, I have had to adapt (I’m good at adapting) in order to stay fed. I have eaten things this past few days that I thought I would never eat. It may cause me to be more adventurous in the whole food area when I get back home.

After lunch Matthias and I had a tour of the Ennest manufacturing facility. This place is gigantic. I did realize how big it was until about half way through it. I was really looking for a golf cart. Then this dude rolled by on a bike, I was like “Hey, give a brother a ride”. I was SOL, stuck walking. It would not have been so bad if it wasn’t for all the stairs. We went up, then down, then back up then back down, it was never ending. But I have to say very much worth it. They have almost everything automated, its absolutely amazing.

After the tour we came back to the office and it was almost time to leave at that point. I had just enough time to call Ching and my dad and just give them an update on how things were going. At a little after five I decided that all the walking had burned off lunch and it was tie to fill the tank again. Can you all guess where I went. YEP! the Turkish place. Man I love that place. This time i got a Turkish Pizza. This is a thinly rolled pita that’s about 12 inches in diameter. Its got some kind of a curry paste on one side of it. They put that shaved beef on it some veggies and Tzatziki (that’s the Garlic, Ranch, Paprika sauce). then they roll it up like a wrap. I have to say that this has got to be my new favorite. Out of all the places that I have eaten since I have been here I think the Turkish place will be the one I miss the most. We don’t have any places like this in town that I know of, and its a shame, the food is outstanding.

One thing I will not miss is the noisy hotel that I am in. I swear, Germans are not happy unless they are talking loud, slamming doors or walking like they are trying to put there feet through the floors. Its one aspect of the culture that I just do not understand. Its like they think they are the only ones in the entire place. It does not matter what time of the night. I can tell where they are, what room they are in, what floor they are on and if they just walked in the front door or the bathroom. And before any of you think that the place has thin walls I will stop you. I checked, they are poured concrete walls and built to withstand just about anything. Its not cheaply constructed, its solid. Its just that they are seriously that noisy.

Luckily I only have a few days left then its back to the states. I can not wait either. I miss my wife so much. I told her not to plan anything for the weekend because I had a lot planned for us. Most of which involved lewd things in the privacy of our own home.

As always, I have posted pictures on Flickr and the wife should provide a link later to the images. I hope everyone is doing well and I am truly grateful to the friends and family that have been taking care of and looking after my wife in my absence. I really appreciate it.

Well thats all for know. Its getting late here and I am tired fro all the walkig around. I think I am going to head to bed here in a few. Night all.

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  • Replies to "Germany the Home Stretch"


    Ching  on March 9, 2009

    We have some Turkish places here in town.


    Seamus  on June 18, 2011

    You’d think that walking was a punishment. Perhaps all this walking and cycling done everyday for practical purposes is why Germans stay fit without Zumba and multiple gym memberships. Also, the Germans probably think the same of Americans being noisy and inconsiderate.

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