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Janine --from Patty by peripatetically on 11 March 2003 4:16pm
Hello, Janine!. My first trip to Germany was for a 2- week vacation in 1975. I flew into Munich and toured the city and a great deal of the countryside, later went into Austria and onto Switzerland. I've done that several times, as I love the mountains so much. I returned in 1976 with a gilrfriend to go skiing in Innsbrusk and Italy and St. Anton.
I skipped a year, but returned to Germany several times thereafter and visited towns along the Romantic Road, and have friends whom I've visited along the Mosel River in Buchenbeuren. Many of these places were places I stayed for a few dys or much more. I've been to Nuremburg, Frankfurt and many other smaller towns too. I have not been any farther north than a few miles north of Frankfurt. Of course, I have seen most of the touristy sites, but I also knew a man and his daughter and friend in Munich who took me to many wonderuful places and treated me like a queen. I did so many things that tourists seldom experience. I have been very fortunate in that respect. I've been through Frieburg but did not stop too long there, except at a cuckoo clock factory. lol. But I love it in Germany and hope someday to make a return visit. My last trip was in the early 1990's. Meantime, in between that region, I have been to many other European countries and parts of the USA and the Caribbean and Canada. I've got travel fever!

If I returned, I don't know what I'd do next as I hate to skip anything and I have found so many places I want to see again and again.

Do you know any smaller places in Munchen for us to stay, instead of a big hotel? I should have taken the opportuity to check some places while there, but I really didn't want to stop to do that. I love to go, go, go...!
Re: Janine --from Patty by Asatsuyu on 11 March 2003 10:10pm
Hi Patty,

Munich, huh? I've been there too but I was only 10 or 11 or so. So, I don't remeber much of it :-)
Since I'm from East Germany I know the east of my country a lot better than the rest. My parents and I went on holiday every year and we either went to the Baltic Sea or to the south. Thuringia and Saxony, you know. Well, of course you must see Berlin! It may not be as beautiful as it was before World War II but it's still an exciting place to visit. Then there is Potsdam which is very close to Berlin and easy to reach from there. Potsdam is a lot smaller but it's famous for its castles and gardens. I like the place very much and even consider to live there one day. Potsdam is the capital of Brandenburg. Brandenburg is often referred to as "sandpit" but there's more than just sand! Beautiful lakes and heath, the "Spreewald" e.g.
Dresden is very interesting as well. The landscape there is also quite beuatiful. And last but not least I myself love the Baltic Sea. The islands Rügen und Usedom, Rostock, Stralsund...

I chose Freiburg as the place to be because it's also a very beautiful city. Most of the people you meet there are students or tourists :-) That means: many nice cafes!

Unfortunately, I don't know any cheap places to stay in Munich. But I could do some research in the internet if you like! How much money are you willing to spend per night? Where do you want to stay? Right in the centre of Munich?

Re: Janine --from Patty by Asatsuyu on 12 March 2003 9:14pm
Btw, I've been to England (Harrogate was the place where we stayed, we also went to York, Leeds und London), the USA (Chicago, a small town in Ohio, Niagra Falls, New York), Japan and many European Countries. Where are you from actually?
Re: Janine --from Patty by peripatetically on 13 March 2003 3:14pm
I'm originally from Baltimore Maryland, but now live 12 miles west in a small twon called Ellicott City. It is about 30 miles NE of Washington, D.C.

Re: Janine --from Patty by peripatetically on 19 January 2004 1:51pm
Re: Janine --from Patty by peripatetically on 19 January 2004 1:52pm
hehehe, another long dissertation, which I now realize is boring for people to read!

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