Sunday, December 14, 2008

We had a very nice trip to Mitteleuropa last week. We spent one night in Basel, which was all decked out for the season. It was also impossibly clean, quiet, and calm, with an impeccable public transportation system. It was, in other words, everything that Rome is not!


From Basel we took the train across the border to Freiburg. As I explained in an earlier post, it was my first trip back to Freiburg since I studied German there in the summer of 1985. I thought my return would trigger a flood of memories, but it didn’t. Nor did it restore my fluency in German. Still, Freiburg is a charming city. Best of all, it snowed.


Oh, and we discovered a pretty cool vodka bar, too.

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