25 March, 2008

Food, Cars, and Beer (And maybe some architecture in there somewhere...)

Independent Travel (Eh hem, Spring Break?) is all it's cracked up to be. My best buddy, Jen, and I decided we'd head through Bavarian country for this excursion, because the cultures run in both of our families, as well as through us, so we ended up in Berlin, Dresden, Prague, and Vienna. Bratwurst, sauerkraut, red cabbage, goulash, wienerschnitzel, dumplings, homemade chilli ketchup, pretzels, chocolates, peugots, mercedes, bentleys, ferraris, porsches, minis, pilsner urquell, kozel (my favorite), more beers, the cave bar, hot wine, and grog...

But seriously though, Indie Travel was an amazing experience. We were able to see a lot of architecture, landscape architecture, and art in the amount of time we had, and we didn't have to keep hurrying up to keep up with Doug, haha, and we could spend as much time at a building or site as we wanted to, exploring and analyzing it with each other. We found buildings we didn't quickly read about and put on the itinerary that were really interesting as we were walking along, and we bought books and maps to help understand the sites and buildings we were looking at, giving ourselves our own little tour :) We also were able to run in and out of art and car museums, a little culture effect, and after the rain and crap front went through, we were left with beautiful snow for all three countries we visited. Me gusta!

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