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Packing (aka German weather in Spring looks like Newcastle in June)

Okay. Here is my itinerary in yahoo weather widgets. Towards the end my packing dilemma will be revealed.

First stop, Vienna. Fly into Frankfurt Saturday with Malaysian Airlines, then hop straight onto an Air Berlin flight to Vienna. Were supposed to be meeting friends there, but they’ve pulled out… plans to date: apple strudel (for Rish), music, horses. For all locations, suggestions welcome. We probably won’t stay in Vienna the whole time we’re in Austria, likely to venture out a little :)

Frankfurt will be more of a transit point for us. Flying into there, and out of there, spending maybe 48 hours TOPS there. Any MUST DOS welcome.

Cologne, off there by myself for a few days while Rish is at his conference. I get to catch the train! Oh I love trains. A little spectrum-y that way :p (and a few other ways. I love the kids I work with). SOOOO many things to see there. Much pics to take!!

Hamburg. Why? Cos it was on the train line. Apparently I need to hire a bike and ride around. This could be entertaining. If I fall off and smash my camera, you’ll know it’s cos I’m unco.

BERLIN!!! Sooooo looking forward to our time there (this is where Rish catches up with me). There are walls and gates to see, and bands to listen too, and clubs to go to. *grins*

This is where my packing dilemma sets in.
Following BERLIN, it’s to Frankfurt airport, and off to….

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Home of food, and humidity. Freck. This will REALLY throw my body out – both eating spicy yums and the heat and humidity, before returning to a freezing Canberra which has settled into winter.

I believe that I can get away with jeans/shorts(?) and Threadless tees in Germany, along with a couple of ‘going out’ outfits. Will probably have to stuff a few light summer frocks in my bag for KL… at least one!! And then, on return to Canberra, I’ll be hitting the peppermint tea HARD for warmth!

(ps, I’m going to get ‘off’ the diet coke in Germany. Wish me luck? It’ll be good for me!)

(pps, need an appropriate hash tag/blog tag. Is #germany2010 and Germany 2010 inclusive enough for the whole trip?)



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4 comments for “Packing (aka German weather in Spring looks like Newcastle in June)

  1. May 26, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    I think crap loads is a good term

  2. May 26, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Hope you guys have a safe trip and crap loads of fun!!

    Can’t wait to see the pics and hear all about it :)
    .-= Leigh´s last blog ..Flashing my boobs =-.

  3. Aly
    May 26, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    It’s been WARM here lately. I know it’s not Europe, but it’s close enough so I will try and help anyway. ;-)

    Definitely t-shirt/shorts weather BUT today I could’ve easily done jeans and cardi – so take a bit of everything.

    KL is going to be a HUGE change from Canberra. Ack! I hope by then Europe will have warmed up some more and you can ease into it gently.. before being thrown in the deep end, winter style. Have a great time!
    .-= Aly´s last blog ..The Grand Reveal – Our Wedding Venue! =-.

  4. May 27, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    We were there all through May and for the most part it was jeans/t-shirt weather. Probably could have worn shorts some days but I don’t like shorts too much ;) And have a jumper if you’re going to be out in the evenings. But will be warmer when you’re there.

    We liked Vienna. See the big palaces (in the city and schonnbrunn). And I was bummed I missed the lipizzaner horses, so see those for me :) I think there’s plenty of Mozart type stuff in Vienna. Salzburg is half a day’s travel but is a pretty cool place. And the alps, which are also a ways away. Depends if you have the time.

    We didn’t spend *any* time in Frankfurt, so sorry, no advice there. The pretty parts of the Rhine are close though, so if you had time a river cruise would be awesome.

    Cologne is *way cool* !! Loved it. Yep, heaps to do/see there.

    We didn’t spend any time in Hamburg (just went through it on the way from Cologne to Berlin). They went there on the Amazing Race – I’d like to have a boot of beer! hehe

    Heaps and heaps to do in Berlin too – whatever you’re interested in really :) Definitely see the remnants of the wall though! (and the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Kaiser-Wilhelm Memorial Church, Checkpoint Charlie (maybe), Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe)

    Wish I was coming with you :)
    .-= Kazza the Blank One´s last blog ..Holidays =-.

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