December 23, 2004

Sylvester and Weißwurst

The Germans are so screwed up, they can't simply just call christmas christmas. They have to make up a weird nickname, which happens to be the Sylvester -- like the cat. Despite the weird naming scheme, everyone here goes bonkers for Christmas. It's below freezing, but there are buttloads of people walking around these christmas markets scattered all over town. Since everything is out in the open, people make short Glühwein breaks on a regular basis. For those of you not in the know, Glühwein is a German spiced wine that they heat up for when you are really ass cold. When it comes to alcohol, the Germans are similar to smokers. They're content to stand outside shaking and shivering their collective asses off in order to get their fix.

O well, I have to be awake at 430 in the morning my time in order to catch a 7am flight. Kinda sucks, but it means that I'll be flying home in little over twelve hours. I guess that means I have to fit in as much German stuff in the next twelve hours as possible. That means sausage, sausage, sausage, and then some beer. Mmm...Sounds delicious.

Posted by andy at December 23, 2004 5:36 PM | TrackBack
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Silvester is New Year's Eve. Weihnachten is Christmas. And silvester is named after a saint.

Posted by: Katja at January 10, 2005 10:42 AM
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