Lunging and Creeping
Trip Start Oct 20, 2010
79Trip End May 03, 2011
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I think the excitement had something to do with the food. Now, Germany is many things but I don't think it can ever be accused of being a culinary Mecca. Despite this, I seem to have been getting excited about German food for a while. Several specific examples being Currywurst, which is basically a sausage in a tomato-y curry sauce, but is epic, particularly when eaten as a hotdog, pretzels, which I have been hankering after ever since being in Bern all that time ago, orange coke (which may sound disgusting but I LOVE) and the ready availability of Magnum Gold?
I was met off the train in Hannover by Sarah, a good friend from university, whose room I was staying in for the duration of my stay. I didn't have a whole lot to see here, really, but given that I hadn't seen Sarah much in the last couple of years I wanted to come and hang out for a bit and catch up.
I made an executive decision and had the first day off, to just lounge around and do nothing whilst waiting for Sarah to finish work. We then went for a long wander around an artifical lake called the Masch See, before heading to an English pub (more of a novelty than you would think, after 5 months out of the country...) and watched the England vs Ghana match on TV whilst putting back a couple of beers.
The second day was a bit more proactive, as I went for a walk around Hannover's Red Thread, which is a line painted on the pavements around the town which takes you past all of the main sights. It was very interesting to see the whole city like this, including the old town, which was very pretty. There are LOTS of photos to come, despite the protestations of my camera as it started to run out battery
On my way around I stopped at the Neues Rathaus, or New Town Hall, which boasted the only curved lift in Europe, which sounded too interesting to not see. It was very strange as the angle of the lift changed as it curved up its path to the top of the dome. At the top, there were wonderful views over the city.
That evening we went to a more traditional German bar and drank weissbeer and ate some typically German food (I had Currywurst of course) before heading back to just chat and catch up on the latest ridiculous youtube videos.
Today I am off to Berlin, which is another city I have visited relatively recently. I will mostly be using it as a base for daytrips, so expect quite a few entries in the next week or so.