We drove down to Freiburg from Frankfurt yesterday. It was my first time driving without Steil sitting next to me telling me what a lousy driver I am. Very stressful!
The German’s system of roads and driving is actually very similar to the US with a few important exceptions. First, in uncontrolled intersections the driver on the right has the right of way and drivers will barrel through these intersections without so much as a glance to their left? Second, the lines demarcating lanes is always white for normal conditions and yellow for temporary lanes such as in a construction zone. It is exceedingly stressful as US drivers rely on these cues to turn into the proper lane. Here, there is usually a small round sign with a white arrow on a blue background pointing to the proper lane. So I’m starting to get used to this, but it is still stressful.
Freiburg is similar to Madison in many ways. Same size. University town.
We slept in this morning rising at 9:30. We’re sitting in a sidewalk cafe having lunch next to a huge cathedral under a large bluff. Later, we will hike up the bluff for a view of the city.