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Bayern - the place I come from

Discussion in 'The Teachers Lounge' started by sirchai, 15 Jan 2017.

  1. DavidUSA

    DavidUSA Well-Known Member

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    Watching a German soldier change barrels on a machinegun in the snow (during a training execise) is better than watching the KSK in Calw (more training). I understand very well what has happened. If you go to Lodz to look for your distant family members (smoke increases distance too) in a cemetery, but find a tennis court on a bright morning instead, much becomes clear.

    Therefore, refer to what you know that works: noch eins bitte, danke. A Himbeergeist will do well at this moment, meine Damen und Herren.
     
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  2. sirchai

    sirchai Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    You're right. many places in Franconia, for example, my city of birth Wuerzburg these days offer a live cam. Please have a look here, Germany is six hours behind Thailand. You can see plenty of vineyards, of course not green. It's minus 2 degrees Celcius now.

    HD Live Webcam Würzburg - Hotel Alter Kranen | wetter.com
     
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  3. OxfordDon

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    I've spent about 4 years on and off in Germany and really love the food and the pride that Germans (including Bavarians !) take in their traditional local dishes. The beer's not half bad too.

    We seem to have lost most of that a long time ago in the UK. There's a restaurant in London, supposedly London's oldest, called Rules in Covent Garden, which does specialise in "traditional" English food, and delicious it is too, but for a price. I was watching one of the newer James Bond movies recently, and I noticed that Daniel Craig was sitting at my favourite table in Rules, and for one brief moment, the only one in 20 years [ed. possibly hyperbolic], I felt a smidgeon of homesickness.
     
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  4. sirchai

    sirchai Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    "Im Wein liegt die Wahrheit." :cursing
     
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  5. DavidUSA

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    Genau...
     
  6. sirchai

    sirchai Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    Q: Warum hamm die Araber kai Brot net?

    A: Weil's Ka Mehl homm. :cold
     
  7. DavidUSA

    DavidUSA Well-Known Member

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    I agree. In Germany it is the local dishes in small restaurants that will blow your socks off. It is can be like Sunday Roast. Of course, there are chains that serve food that is like home cooking, and those can be ok. But I have found that the really good local food can be found in a smalll restaurant in a historic setting, such as a crenellated tower, in part of an old city wall, or in the basement of a former monastery.

    German cooking is underrated, in my opinion.
     
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  8. Internationalteacher

    Internationalteacher Well-Known Member

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    I love German beer, and the few German men I've met were pretty awesome!
    I have friends in Munich and a teacher friend working in Erlangan. Do you know it?
     
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  9. sirchai

    sirchai Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    The times when lysergic acid diethylamide was being used to see the King of the Lizards are long gone and I'm afraid that too many never found the way back to reality.

    I'm currently trying to get my physical appearance and my psychological process in line to reach a point where not too much can really bother me. Please listen to the relaxing music for a couple of minutes. It lasts for three hours.

    3 HOURS Relaxing Music Yoga Background Meditation Spa Massage Sleep Study[1] by Kaitò-ó Con Botas | Free Listening on SoundCloud

    The start and beginning of exercising are always the most difficult parts. Once you're in, it's easy to continue but you gotta fight with the inner dude who's sometimes an asshole.

    Positive thinking and suggesting your brain what you don't want really helps you to understand what you want. ( And that works vice versa..)

    Take Somtham as an example and you'll find out that you ain't gonna change the way it is made and how it tastes with fermented fish sauce and rotten crabs in it.
    Just eat it and then run.... ( to the toilet) :chinrub

    Should you run out of vinegar in the middle of nowhere, just shake the red ants of a little tree and you'll see that their acid is as good as any ordinary vinegar.

    Life's that easy, but we tend to believe that we're so smart. But we aren't, it's often only wishful thinking and the first mistake what so many foreigners have/make/do/ are.

    Now please try to use the red ant example for your ( Chinese life) with never-ending thoughts about the place where you really wanna be.

    And that's in my eyes Isaan reading between the lines of your posts. ( At least in some of them)

    Anyway, we're both already chained to "our chair", so the freedom of speech should be enough for us.

    Here's a photo of Noi who's so lonely, I hope you do understand what you're missing out in China.


    :confused Good night. :confused

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  10. sirchai

    sirchai Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    You really gave me plenty of thoughts with your post. Erlangen belongs to the same part of Franconia where I'm from:

    < In the time between 1803 and 1806 most of what we now know as Franconia was given to the Kingdom of Bavaria. And they are still mad about it > ( It was sold for a few gold coins and I'm one of them who's still mad at them. )

    It's really true that we were sold to Bavaria but the way of life is totally different to life in Barbaria. We also have our own flag and identity. ( Please see the red and white flag)

    Source: Ex-pat Living in Germany: Franken vs. Bayern (Franconia vs. Bavaria)

    My niece is a doctor in Munich, her sister a teacher ( also in Munich) and Erlangen is a place only 40 km away from the place I used to call "home."

    And I graduated from a university in Nuremberg with a BA in social pedagogy,
    33 years ago. God, where did the time to go?

    A good friend has a nice pub in Erlangen, which is only 90 km away from my place.

    Erlangen has some very good universities and outstanding hospitals.

    IT, I've got to thank you for the post.

    I think about people from the area who had to go way too early and would love to be able to visit Germany from time to time. All the news I receive is usually about people who passed away.

    How did your Skype interview go? Cheers- :confused

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  11. Internationalteacher

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    ^That's really interesting info and cool maps. I guess my friend in Erlangan works at a good international school there. My principal is also going to one of the top IB schools in Germany next year.

    I hope to visit Germany and other parts of Europe in the near future. Which place would you or David recommend if you could pick just one?
    Skype interview went well, check the other thread. lol
     
  12. sirchai

    sirchai Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure

    Definitely Munich. A world city where you'll meet plenty of cool people. Great pubs, restaurants, boutiques, there's everything available for you.

    Start in the English garden, see the Chinese tower and meet a lot of good people from all over the world. But in summer, please.

    Best time is from June to September.

    I wish I could show you some places.......Cheers-:cold

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  13. Gor Blimey Guvnur!

    Gor Blimey Guvnur! What the duck ! Staff Member

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    Ok not a q 4 me ...but as above Munich ..excellent place, been there 3 times but the big bonus is that so much is on your doorstep. From memory about 2 or 3 hours to Austria by car,/motorcykle a bit more to Switzerland via the Borden zee (so beautiful down there, check out Lindau) and then a half day ride/drive to the Dolomites in Italy and some wicked food to be had. Yep Munich ...go get a job there.

    P.S. Well done on the new Shanghai job too IT.
     
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  14. sirchai

    sirchai Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    A little introduction. A trip to Amsterdam ( around 750 km) by train is the best way to see the country. Amsterdam is really worth to visit and the city with its coffee shops has a lot to offer. Shake Saddam Hussein or the Pope's hand in Madame Tussaud's. :good night

    Munich and the Foothills of the Alps – Rick Steves' Europe TV Show Episode

    The ICE train does around 300 km/h high speed and you won't have to be scared to lose a tire like in your current country., so not really a long trip.

    ICE high-speed train | Eurail.com


    Here some places to visit from Munich and a part of its nightlife:

    Munich Nightlife: 45 Best Local Bars & Nightclubs in Munich
     
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  15. Internationalteacher

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    ^^Thanks Gor! :)
    It sounds like a great place and easy to get around from. There are so many places I want to visit in Europe, I don't know where to start. I want to see Greece, Italy, Spain, Germany and France.. lol.

    Good to know! What's Frankfurt like? That's where my principal is going. I hear that it is very hard to save working in some European places like Germany, and Italy from friends that are there. I guess people don't go there for the money though..hehe.
     

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