Why do all the pretty men live in pretty cities?

Trip Start Apr 05, 2008
Trip End Jun 05, 2008

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Chez Moritz

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

We share breakfast and my red chai tea in the morning, I shower and head into town. It is picture postcard perfect. I walk through the street and to most of the places that Moritz has marked on the map for me. He marked the only goth shop in town, which has some fantastic clothes. I end up chatting to the girl behind the counter and talking to her about Leipzig and we have a cup of tea together. People here are so friendly.

There is an overabundance of tourists in the town who are constantly not looking where they are going and you can hear English and Japanese pretty much everywhere you go. I walk along the river it is surprisingly warm and mediterranian for Germany but they say that is what the climate is like here. I take heaps of photos and wander down some of the little streets an alleyways.

I go to the old stables and go to the Student Cafeteria pretending to be a student, when they ask me if I am a student I say Ya! in my best German accident, not sure how convincing I am but they let me through anyway.

I walk up and down the old town and go down some smaller streets and laneways, it really is a beautiful city. I walk to where the Madonna statue is near where the funicular goes to the Castle. I then realise its 6.30pm and I told Moritz I would be back around 5pm, and we have a dinner guest so I hurry on back.

On the way back to his house I can't resist taking a picture of "Heidelberger Klinik" fur Plastische und Kosmetische Chirurgie I can't help but laugh to myself with the signs in Germany. This is the continuation of some more sign picture taking starting with "Widerrechtlich parkende Fahrzeuge werden kostenpfl. abgenschleppf" and my favourite "Ausfahrt - bitte in voller Breite freihalten!"

Issy a couchsurfer from Germany is around when I arrive, she also asked to stay at Moritz but he told her about his accident so she stayed elsewhere but offered to kitchensurf and cook us both dinner. She is a delightful girl and cooks us a Bavarian favourite that is kinda like noodles with cheese and onion. We end up chatting the night away and drinking 4 bottles of wine. Issy stays the night as her host lives somewhat out of town and she has a 9am train home in the morning.

Mortiz goes to bed and we stay up a bit later chatting. Its a nice relaxing nite.
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