I should be in Prague right now, but a few unavoidable things came to pass. First problem is that an AUDI A3 is not allowed into the Czech Republic by my rental company. I am just begging for a theft to happen there. As I didn’t figure this out until the last minute, I couldn’t make other plans like getting on a bus or train. Well, a bus would take twice as long, and a train may not be worth the price or the time. Personally, I like to be able to stop along the way when I see something that interests me. I was going to make this trip with another friend of mine, and we had planned a visit to Dresden as well, in the very East of Germany. She got sick last night, everyone is getting sick in this town ( me included, on my arrival from the States). The weather is pure shit. Strong westerly winds, ugly gray skies, and an ominous foreboding of heavy rains and thunderclouds. I chewed over the weather and my thoughts over breakfast, and decided against going to East Germany today. Instead, I am leaving for the ancient Roman city of Trier tomorrow. Oma and I cooked a rich peasant’s meal for lunch, washed dishes and cleaned the kitchen together, and now I am getting some work done on the computer. The winds continue to howl outside, and I am rightly ticked.
Cost of one chicken breast from the local supermarket: $4.35
Cost of one kg chicken breast: $14.00
Cost for a new set of nails, called neumodellage: $75
With French tips: $81
Cost for a manicure with all the fixins: $27
Hand massage an additional: $7 (included in a basic manicure in the states)
*$15 of this cost are taxes!
You might think you are getting a break when you purchase a product in Europe and pay the listed price, but everything has a 19% tax already included, which all receipts explain for your convenience.