This time next week, I will be in the town of Freiburg in the Baden-Württemberg state of Germany. I'm there on business to learn a new suite of software that our team will be selling, but I'm a bit overwhelmed about going. It has been quite some time since I've been over to Europe and it strikes me that I'm obsessing a bit.
One reason is that I am going to have to take a train from Zurich over to Freiburg, and I always feel awkward on trains when I'm ecumbered by baggage. Nothing spells tourist like luggage on a commuter train. I have no idea how many people commute this route, and then again it will be on a Sunday... OMG do they even run on Sundays?
The problem is, ich matte gern ein Gepackschliessfach. Well now that I can say it, it doesn't seem so bad. And I'm going to be trying to get this locker for my huge bag on 11.09.11. It's freaking me out.
Anyway I keep thinking about how much German I should bother to learn, what to where, what to eat, what to say about Angela Merkel, what to say about football, Greece, Obama.. But the thing that's freaking me out the most is that I'm not going to have much connectivity. AT&T is going to bone me to the tune of 50 bucks for 125MB of data.
Was kann ich tun?