Rick Steves’ Germany, Austria, and Switzerland 2003

Okay, so I’ve been looking at a lot of guide books for Germany

This one was the first one I bought, but that’s because it was on sale at AAA when I went down to renew my membership. I was also trying to shake them for free maps of Germany.

They don’t have them. You have to pay for maps not it America. That’s what the last A in the series is for.

So, I bought this guide. It seems very good, if you don’t read any other guides. But the problem, is, Rick Steves is very opinionated. He only tells you about the parts he likes. So he tells you all kinds of things about the stuff he recommends, gets you all excited. But he doesn’t give you a chance to make up your own mind.

If you want to just follow his footsteps, go ahead and use this book.

Otherwise shop around.

Mirror, Mirror, on the wall…

In
One week
Seven days

I will be on vacation in Germany! I will, to be exact, be in the very same town that the Brothers Grimm lived in while they were gathering their fairy tales.

I love the Grimm Fairy tales.

Kindermarchen, they call them.

Skazki, also.

I read all of them when I was a kid.
I immediately recognized that Disney had not told them right. They are much scarier and bloodier the old way.

I guess we liked the scary parts.

I wish that we still told one another stories. I fear that story telling is dying out. We read now. Or we watch it on TV.

We don’t tell.