I am sitting here on my bed in our adorable airbnb.com apartment watching Earnestine and Grace sleep off their jetlag as I listen to the sounds of a city waking up.I got up early this morning to buy some fresh bread, but my total inability to speak German and fear of offending people left me with buying a baguette (because that, at least, I could pronounce). Before making that trip, I watched a YouTube video on how to say “Sprechen Sie Englisch” about 5 times in a row, which I can only say in a French accent strangely enough. Whatever, I have my baguette!! Success!!
We all got in yesterday morning, Earnestine and Grace by plane from the USA, and me by train from Poznan, Poland where I was visiting my Ciocia Maryla. They arrived earlier than I did and did some exploring of the city, and then met me at the Ostbahnhof train station. After some confused wandering around the train station, we got to the U-Bahn and took the metro to our meeting point for our airbnb apartment.
|My first German meal: bratwurste and beer.|
After dinner we took a short walk around our neighborhood and took some pictures in a local park. We then did a grocery run and bought some food for breakfast, and finished the night off by watching German TV and letting our families know we were safely in Europe.
I will try to post again later after the bike tour, which is bound to have tons of super pics.
|Earnestine and me in front of St. Michael’s church, and a local park/canal.|