Posted: 2005-04-25 01:50:55
Trip Date: 2004-05-25
Summary: Going to Germany as an employee is a new way to experience a country--commuting, working in an office, going to meetings, eating in the cafeteria, working twelve hours a day. I'd always heard the Germans work fewer than 40 hours a week, but I did not find that to be true. However, they did provide breakfast and a decent cafeteria. While I worked, my husband traveled around Bavaria, and came back to the hotel at night. In the end, it was a delightful way to see Munchen, although I could not personally see much of the city. Working until 8 made it difficult to do any sightseeing at all, but on the other hand, working in Germany was an experience most never get. On the weekend, we drove through Austria and the Dolomites to Venice. That was a memorable road trip along the Autobahn, with the street signs becoming more and more vague the deeper into Italy we got. Verona is an interesting city with an open coliseum you can walk right up to, and lots of interesting statuary from many different eras. Teh maps and streets are incomprehensible, but eventually one finds one's way. We took the train from Verona to Venice, and spent a lovely day in Venice, which wasn't quite enough time. We thought our son would enjoy Venice, so we vowed to take him there soon.