Trains on Strike in Germany from 6 Nov to 10 Nov 2014

There will be a major train strike starting as of tomorrow,  06 November (Thu) at 2 a.m. until 10 November, (Mon) 4 a.m. throughout Germany.

This will affect all regular trains (Regionalbahn, ICE) and the S Bahn, but not the U Bahn.

Although Deutsche Bahn will try to run certain trains, expect big disruptions in train traffic, as well as increased car traffic.

Education in Travel

There are quite a few things I have learned from my most recent trip to Japan.

One, just because a soft ice cream is green does not mean it is the regular green tea flavored one. I was too eager to get one and so I skipped reading the ad. The salesman was kind enough to point out its flavor: wasabi. It was so good.

Wasabi ice cream in Japan

Trains can have nice looking flooring such as this Sonic.

Sonic train in Japan

There was once gold mining in Japan. We visited the Taio Gold Mine near Hita in Northern Kyushu.

Taio Gold Mine in Japan

I know now the taste of Vegemite. I had to come all the way to Japan as a tourist to taste this at breakfast time at a Japanese friend’s home.

Another new taste was yokan (not to be confused with the Japanese sweet bean jelly). Yokan, the Japanese term for this vegetable, seems like a cross between potato and radish. I was told this is a fairly new vegetable from South America.

Transport Pack 2: Trains

“Transport Pack 2: Trains” is a collection of 4 transcripts, each in their own PDF file. The pack is a ZIP file containing the 4 PDFs and is available from the AllThingsGerman Download Store.

The transcripts in this pack are:

To find out more, visit the AllThingsGerman Download Store.

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