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Greg’s Travel Diary

Friday, 08 Jun 2007

Location: Wiesbaden, Germany

MapWell another week and another German Holiday! This time it's Corpus Christi Day. I have no clue what that is but it gave me yesterday off. So with everything closed I took my bike out for a tour of the eastern "suburbs" of Wiesbaden. I've been out that way once before so I tried to pick up where I left off. It is an interesting country. While everything in the area is called Wiesbaden, there is actually about 20 little towns. All of them have their own name, with Wiesbaden prefix (ie. Wiesbaden-Biebrich, Wiesbaden-Bierstadt, etc) their own city hall, etc. The layout is also very different. The city centers are very densely populated with both people and multistory buildings. No building seems less than 4 stores tall. Then as if someone took a eraser to the map, there is nothing but farmland! You'll be riding the sidewalk next to a 8 story appartment building and whent he building ends, there is a cow in a field. No transition. Weird! About a mile or so and you are in another city center, another town.

Anyway... that's all that's happening here. Rather boring lately. Still no telephone or internet service in the appartment. Customer service over here is a joke. These companies would never survive in America.

Well, that's all for now.