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January 23rd 2005
Published: January 23rd 2005
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Kidding, it is near there but this is the tallest mountain in Germany it splits Germany-Austrian boarder.
I took the ICE from Amsterdam to Frankfurt and then had an easy change to Stuttgart. The ICE reached 300 KmPH once we were in Germany. This would have been worth a picture had I not just been on the MagLev in Shanghai going 431KmPH.

I met my friend Nieves in the train station and then wandered the downtown area while she had a class. We had a great dinner at an African restaurant near her house. The next day we went to the Daimler museum and to a small town Esslingen with her boyfriend Marcus. We went there because it is a cute town, but it turned out that they were having a festival and there were many groups of people dressed in costumes. We had hot wine, white sausages and crepes, all yummy.

That evening I met up with Manu who used to live in my house back in Princeton 5 years ago. We went out to dinner with his girlfriend Kiki and then had a little fun, staying out until 3:30 and getting up to go snowboarding at 4:30.

We went to a mountain in Austria where there was 10 inches of fresh powder. It
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Here I am coming in to the lift area, Arms out cause it is so flat.
was the best conditions I had ever had the pleasure of riding. Manu had to teach lessons all day so Kiki and I found lots of ways to get down the mountain, mostly not involving trails, yippee.

Tomorrow I head to Munich to see my friend Katy.



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Manu & me

Completely exhausted after snowboarding all day on 1 hours sleep.
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Esslingen

Here are some of the various costumes worn during the festival.
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Mercedes Museum

Here I am in the Formula 1 car, it was pretty fast...
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Me in a strange sculpture near Nieves' House.
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The reason we were so tired

Here is where we partied until 3:30 (good idea when you have to get up at 4:30)


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