more from heidelberg

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

As mentioned in this post, I spent the last day of my “Mannheim weekend” in Heidelberg. Taylor and her husband drove me to the Heidelberg train station so I could catch my train back to Nuremberg. Before my train, though, we walked around the city and Taylor told me more stories of their initial arrival in November and their first encounters with Germans. Keep in mind that neither of them had ever been to Europe and Taylor’s husband is as All-American as they come (this = automatic humor).



One of my favorite stories involves Taylor asking a German woman, “Excuse me, do you speak English?”. Sometimes, that's a harmless question - sure. Other times, however, it warrants responses like the one Taylor received: “Yes, I speak English.Ever since your country invaded my country after WWII and Americanized every town with your businesses and customs, yes - we all speak English here”. I laugh every time I think of poor Taylor stepping off the plane only to experience that as her first impression of Germany. Of course, she and her husband have both since encountered their fair share of nice and polite Germans and do feel at home in their city.



























I liked Heidelberg,
and it's kind of hard to resist
when your awesome hostess drop you off at the train station
and says, "Come back soon -anytime, really!"
I'll be back very soon, I suspect...

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19 comments:

flat faced cat said...

I love your blog! Those pictures are sweet!

Elizabeth {e tells tales} said...

I love these pictures...especially the ones of the bakery! I loved being in Germany.

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

I would have been so scared if that was my first impression! Haha. She seems like such a strong person though and I guess you have to expect rude people everywhere.
That place looks so amazing, and so do those treats!

<3Chelsea Elizabeth
http://www.organizedxxmess.blogspot.com

jackiek said...

oh my gosh! i can't believe someone actually said that to your friend!

Jan said...

Oh Poor Taylor. That bakery looked AMAZING!!!

this free bird said...

I went to Heidelberg!! I wanna go back!! Hope I don't run into that grouchy lady though. me-ow!

xo,
C

lady lyles said...

Yum... I'm back (or almost back) from the blogging grave. Love the sweets... did you sample any? :)

Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

Oh my goshhhhh those pastries!!!

I love stopping by your blog and reading your adventures. :)

xo,
m

mj said...

I love the pictures. Especially the food ones. Your editing is really cool.

Taylor said...

ive been there! :)

Michelle said...

haha what a lovely lady to say that to your friends!

Also, I'm pretty sure you should stuff all of that food into a bag and mail it to me asap. Thanks in advance.

artichoke said...

hahah, i'm not really sure how i'd react to that kind of response. i might just walk away and find someone else that speaks english :P

Yours Truly said...

k how fun is your life, and your blog!!
I want to go to that pastry shop NOW!

Victoria said...

ohmygosh! what a terrible thing to have happen right when you get off the plane! I'm glad things got better for her!

Those pictures are fabulous! Consider me jealous. haha

Moniek said...

Looks really great there! Nice pics girl!

Krystal said...

What a response! I would be speechless if someone said that to me.

Mighty Burns said...

mmmmm I heard all of that until the pictures of the treats :)

{lovely little things} said...

I love Heidelberg, did you do the tour of the student jail? So interesting!! Beautiful city!

kLr said...

Loved loved loved Heidelberg!!!
Beautiful city!