Published: May 27th 2012May 27th 2012
Notre Dame de Strasbourg
At the Cathedral there was a stone dog that if you rubbed its nose brought you good luck.
After an 11-hour night's sleep I am fully revived and living on European time. Jet lag ain't got nothin' on me
So today we all had our first experience reserving train tickets. What we thought would be a 20 minute venture to the train station ended up being an all-out 2 hours of chaos. Not knowing how train reservations worked and not knowing how to speak the language and trying to coordinate 3 different weekends with 20 different people was cause for the concierge manager to come out and tell us to either hurry up or leave and come back tomorrow. Finally, I thought I had my three weekends booked so I headed back to the hotel. Turns out, the guy booked me for the wrong weekend in Prague and the wrong day to Rome. So after all the stress and money it took trying to get all this arranged in the first place, I now have to go back again on Tuesday (Monday is a holiday). But my trip to Bad Honnef this upcoming weekend to see Mona is perfect except for the fact that I have 6 minutes to change trains in Offenburg...
Anyway, other than that
stressful few hours today was pretty nice. We started off with a tour of Notre Dame de Strasbourg, went to the German district of Strasbourg, took a river boat cruise on the Ile River, and ended with a full 3-course welcome dinner at Alsace a Table.
-French McDonald's serves a McBaguette
-Syria wants a democracy says the violent protestors at Place Kleber today
-Nutella goes on EVERYTHING
Tonight is one of the girl's 21st so we're all about to head out on the town and see if we can't make the French hate us even more!
There are more photos below