Saturday, April 28, 2012

Back in a flash

Well, this was a quickie.  In a flash, before I knew it, I'm booking it back to Toronto.  See everyone soon.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lack of updates

Sorry folks.  Work has kept us fairly busy and haven't been able to sit down and write all that much.  Most days we're just back at the hotel to sleep.  At least this way, there'll be plenty of stories for when I'm back.

The hotel life.  It's hit and miss.  The hotel in Backnang was in the middle of the town, but still there was nothing to do.  The hotel in Stuttgart is in the middle of the city, but they don't do laundry or dry cleaning.  Had I'd known this predicament, I would have brought more laundry.  Anyone want to ship some clothes over??

The language.  We are learning one phrase each day, which all the other coworkers get a kick out of.  My knowledge of Deutsche and all other European languages in fact is seriously lacking.  I feel it's a very different language to pronounce from what I am used to.  

Wirtschaftspr├╝fer just doesn't roll off my tongue like Auditor does.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mercedes

At first I thought Stuttgart was going to be a small city - Wikipedia says it has a population of 600,038.  But the metropolitan area has 5.3 million.  I guess everyone comes in from the metropolitan area, because there's a lot of people on the streets!

It's actually a nice city, with a lot of restaurants, bars, and a shopping street.  But the main attraction of the city is the Mercedes Benz museum! 








Saturday, March 24, 2012

The town

We're staying in a hotel probably in the centre of the town, and it's a beautiful town.  A lot of stuff is available within walking distance, and it's very pedestrian friendly.  There's an abundance of cafes, bars, and restaurants just around the corner.  At the same time, it's still a small, quaint town, and the people are nice; I like it. Wish I could've uploaded a couple of pictures that I took, but my phone isn't co-operating.

Edit: Here are the pictures!


On the street

From the hotel

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New adventure

As fate would have it, I will go on another adventure, for an undefined period of time in Backnang, Germany!  Flight leaves in a few hours, but wanted to do a quick inaugural post prior to leaving.  See you on the other side.