As the snow storm called "petra" falls all around Germany, I'm finally getting to sit down and start writing about this adventure I've embarked on. Living in a foreign culture (as if Woodstock isn't I suppose) seeing how things are handled outside the States, meeting people from many different countries and sharing our inability to speak German. It's pretty cool so far.
The large green "balls" in some of the trees in the Park are actually Mistletoe that lives in the trees. Not sure how it does this of if it is doing any damage to the trees. In big wind storms, it comes falling to the ground in giant clumps.Very different.
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Grocery stores provide no free bags-you either bring your own or purchase a sturdy reusable bag for about 30cents. Organic food, called "Bio" is everywhere and very common. US meat is apparently kept out of the country as it contains banned antibiotics, steroids, or something of that ilk. Milk contains no BST-bovine growth hormones-many of the veggies, when not grown locally, appear to come from Italy. Chocolate is cheap and really great too!