(Note: it’s looking like I’m going to be a day or two behind on each of these. That’s not the worst, I guess.)
- Get checked in at the apartment
- Get food
- Walk around and see some stuff
A pretty chill agenda, brought on by the fatigue of travel and wanting to ease ourselves in a bit.
I teased this in the last post:
I wish I had a picture of what Google’s live translation made of that photo, but it was garbage. Something about wrinkles. Translating now based off of that picture reveals that we should have had our train tickets stamped for validation. Oops.
But we made it!
We were too early to fully check in at the apartment, so we made our way there and dropped off our luggage (remember, my luggage was lost/en route).
(It’s not really very cold here–mid 30s (F), maybe–for which I’m quite glad. Scarf, coat, and gloves are serving me well, although I wish for my hat in the evenings.)
Then were right back out in the gorgeous streets of Nürnberg.
Aside: an early thing we noticed about Nuremberg, presumably in part due to the season: there are lots of bakeries/dessert places/stalls at the Christmas market/etc.
After dropping off bags, the first order of business was lunch. I was so tired and hungry that I had no eye for all the sweets. Dante wanted a burger, so we stopped by Kuhmuhne Burger Bar, which offered the fanciness I was looking for with the classics Dante wanted.
I didn’t drink, but I was quite curious about the gins on this menu that I hadn’t heard of.
So I got a fancy burger. Heads up: as of this writing almost every food picture is partially eaten, because I’m not a food-picture-taker very often in normal life.
Apparently the custom here is to eat burgers with a fork a knife, which suited this one very well. I might carry this practice on when I have a messy burger back in the States.
And wandered some more…
And saw lots of cool old buildings…
Eventually, we ended up at the Christmas Market:
See how dark and dim things were? It was, like, 16:00. The weather has been generally dreary, but sunset is clearly earlier than home.
We after our little Market perimeter walk, we headed to the apartment. Our host was wonderful and had put up with my uncertain arrival time (courtesy of luggage shenanigans), our early arrival time, our inability to open German doors, and my phone sending double messages in AirBnb.
That night was spent in the apartment, relaxing until my luggage arrived. Bad news for this blog, though: I left the power cable to my Surface at home. Being on a phone makes these much more difficult to put together. WordPress… ain’t serving me perfectly well.
Teaser for Day 2: