Today is German Unification Day. This is the anniversary of the day when East & West Germany reunited bringing in the modern German era.
Most of you were probably unaware that German Unification Day was today, because, well, most of you aren’t German. It goes without saying – most of you aren’t aware of ANZAC Day or Guy Fucks Day or Nemzeti ünnep. I’m not so educated on these either, they play football and eat cookies in Australia for ANZAC Day, Guy Fucks Day is my birthday, and that last one I just googled ‘national holidays in Hungary’.
I know German Unification Day is today because everywhere I look banks are closed, shops are closed, and people are sleeping in.
Because I’m in Germany.
Yeah, the blog has been quiet, shouldn’t have been but was. There have been issues, and that means blogs go quiet. I did try, in fact, there is a mystery post I was pretty happy with on Monday about the panic I get from flying overseas. I told the story of my first trip, about how I almost starved myself out of fear of counting English money wrong, and how a stuffed dog named Elvis got me by. That bridge is passed, so sucks to be you to have never seen it.
I’m in Germany for work. Specifically the area around Stuttgart in the southwest. My plane landed Tuesday night, my work was finished up by early Wednesday afternoon, today is my day to get caught up on sleep, then tomorrow I fly home. I’ll have some time to enjoy Stuttgart, which may mean visiting the Wessen (or Oktoberfest) but because it is a public holiday it may be sold out.
For those of you new-ish to the blog, I used to travel overseas a fair bit – like about 2 to 3 times a year. It has been three years since I have made such a trip, and six years since I have been to Germany. Ironically, while I am banging away at trying to remember what it’s like to be overseas, I am tracking issues back at work that may require me to go again – not just overseas but back to Germany, and not just back to Germany but to the same exact place I was at yesterday.
Issues do come up.