|Rain-soaked roses in a park|
One thing the local Ikea had that would never happen in the United States: beer in the restaurant to go with your Swedish meatballs. Not only beer, but Ikea branded beer. It was actually pretty good for a lager.
|Ikea beer. Why not?|
|Very tasty Netherlands beer.|
I am taking German language classes. Since I'm surrounded by the language, I want to understand what I'm reading and hearing. This past week it became clear that my half-assed "look at the homework the night before class for 10 minutes" wasn't cutting it. So today I spent a good hour and a half doing some remedial memorization, making flash cards, and actually translating text rather than just skipping past words I don't know in the course book. With luck (and stubborn determination), I can keep up a habit of 30 minutes of German each night. I pretty much need to make it my hobby if I'm going to learn in any reasonable time.
Finally, here is a picture of an art flower near the Enge Bahnhof for your enjoyment.