Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dull Day

Today I woke up by my mom's loud voice saying,  "Get up, get up!"   So I woke up and did what she asked, defiantly.  We were catching a train to Passau today.  We are visiting one of my dad's close friends, named Herbert.  If you remember, we already visited him early in the trip, but with a limited amount of time.  I am glad that we came back to see him.  I think it will be a blast.  He has two children, one 12 and one 14.  I am about to go watch a German soccer game with them on TV.  It is the National Woman's Cup. 

When we got on the train I had work to do.  I did my math and wrote a couple postcards.  In fact, I did math for 4 hours, and wrote my postcards in about 15 minutes.  We had to change trains in Munich. That may sound boring, but we actually got on the wrong train car and barely got off in time.

On the next train ride I had no work to do!  My dad convinced mom to allow us to watch a movie.  We watched Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.  I have not seen that one for awhile.  I think it is one of my favorites!

When we arrived in Passau we were greeted by Herbert.  We had to stop at the grocery store before we got to his house.  They have a interesting way of shopping in Europe.  You put one Euro in a slot in the cart and you only get that Euro back when you return the cart.  It must be a way of making people put the carts back where they found them. In the produce section, you have to weigh your items in a bag and print out a bar code to stick on the bag.  Normally in the U.S., the cashier does all that.

Thank you for reading Rohan Geographic. 


  1. hi Rohan, GET UP GET UP. you will find that your shopping experience there is the norm in most places around the world ( that i have been to ) with the U.S. being an exception.

    getting on the wrong train could really mess things up but it could be a great adventure and wonderful story for later in life.
    once in cologne Germany i had to change trains with 6 bicycles all by myself. the trains were on different platforms ( stressful ).
    thanks for you blog Rohan.

  2. On the other hand, if you were to buy a shopping cart it would probably cost more than one euro. Maybe there's a business opportunity in there somewhere...

  3. What a dull day. What are you going to eat now that you're leaving Italy?

    Silly question for me. I am in Manila now, and I had pizza for dinner... mmmmmm.....