I arrived back in Columbus yesterday after spending about five days in Bielefeld, Germany. I chose not to purchase the insanely expensive WLAN access offered by the conference hotel and instead relied on a nearby internet cafe–which was fine for checking my mail, but not so much for blogging. I have a couple of posts stored up, so expect to hear from me a great deal over the next week.
A few impressions from my first trip to Germany.
• Delta Airlines has very friendly service and pretty decent food. The “extras” on the plane–video service and so forth–left a great deal to be desired. Overall, I wouldn’t be adverse to flying Delta to Europe again, but I’d try to book United, SAS, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, or any number of other carriers first.
• The trains in Germany do not run on time.
• CNN’s US broadcast is to CNN’s international broadcast as:
(a) People Magazine : The Economist
(b) The A-Team : The Sopranos
(c) The Backstreet Boys : The Decemberists
(d) The Da Vinci Code : Foucault’s Pendulum
(e) All of the above
• Volkswagens do, apparently, grow on trees in Germany.
• Falafel and sauerkraut make a surprisingly tasty combination.
Filed as: Germany