Monthly Archives: January 2011

Where to go in Germany part 6: Lower Saxony & Bremen

Sorry for the delay in this series; a bit of life intervened. The city of Bremen is actually a city-state. (There are three independent city-states in Germany: Bremen, Hamburg, and Berlin.) It also includes the town of Bremerhaven, which just … Continue reading

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Where to go in Germany part 5: The Rhine, NRW

We’re heading back west to visit the Rhine and North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). Taking a Rhine cruise is enjoyable in nice weather. It runs the whole way from Mainz to Cologne, but you can get on or off at any of … Continue reading

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Where to go in Germany part 4: Bavaria

When most Americans think about Germany, they picture Lederhosen, buxom barmaids, and picturesque mountains. That’s found mostly in Bavaria. There’s a joke that Bavaria is kind of like Texas: big states, largely rural, more conservative and religious than other states … Continue reading

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Where to go in Germany part 3: Baden-Württemberg

Baden-Württemberg the the southwestern-most state in Germany. It borders France, Switzerland, and Bavaria. It is a mountainous state and home to the Black Forest. It’s the place people think of, along with Bavaria, when they hear “Germany.” (Culturally, the Swabians … Continue reading

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Where to go in Germany part 2: Rhein-Pfalz

The Rheinland-Pfalz is west of Hessen, and easily accessible by train from Frankfurt. It’s the home of German wine, along the Rhine and Moselle valleys. Similarly to Hessen, the Pfalz is a hilly region with river valleys. The Pfalz is … Continue reading

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Where to go in Germany part 1: Hessen

People ask me this a lot, and I rarely have enough time to answer thoroughly (and if it’s on Twitter, I don’t have enough characters), so I thought it would be fun to write about some of my favorite places. … Continue reading

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Things I’m working on

Blah blah, new year, resolve, etc. I’m trying something different this year to get my act together. I spend far too much time fooling around on facebook, twitter, and other places on the internet and too little working on things … Continue reading

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