I am lucky to be able to travel a lot, study and work in many different countries. So many people have asked me about the best place to live in the places that have gone through (except Vietnam, of course). And I’ve never had an answer other than Germany. Today I will tell you some of my favorite things about Germany.
On the first day of September 2011, I first arrived at Frankfurt International Airport and also experienced ICE for the first time. In Germany, people are used to calling ICE white boats to distinguish them from other lower quality ships, most of which are painted red. White ships are spacious, clean, comfortable seats, fast and smooth surfing, especially very little noise and only pick up passengers at big stations. It can be said that ICE is a typical example of the peak of German mechanical technology which always stands in the top, if not the number one in the world. Since ICE was born, many domestic flights from North – South or East – West have been thinned out, even disappearing because the ship travel is as fast as airplanes, so it is very convenient and comfortable. In Germany, I only occasionally dared to go to ICE because the fare was quite expensive. But it is really expensive and I have never been disappointed with this wonderful ship. Luckily, I traveled many places, used to sit on hundreds of different types of ships, but for me, the number of ships comparable to ICE is really not counting over five fingers.
Germany also has another “traffic specialty” that is rarely found in this world, it is the Autobahn – the speed-free highway. For speedy people, this is a paradise for them to experience the feeling of driving at high speed without breaking traffic laws. I have been sitting on the train many times to see sports cars running in parallel with the same speed as electricity so that ICE must “smell smoke”. The speed of ICE usually reaches 200km / h or even 1.5 times that in straight lines. Yet it is still nothing compared to many Audi, BMW, Mother or Porsche. That amazing image is probably only popular in Germany, which produces super fast trains and cars that are even faster!
One thing I have benefited a lot from Germany is the government’s preference for students and young people under 26 (or 27) years old. For example, students get free bus and tram and local trains where they are studying. The domestic ship is much slower than ICE, however, there is a dense network everywhere that can take passengers to almost any corner of the country. For those who love going here and there like me, this is a great thing. I wandered around the state a lot, when I was alone with a few friends, all the morning trips to the evening came, carrying water and sugar bread, and the train was free so almost no money was lost.
When I was in Germany, I seldom cooked lunch or brought a lunch box to school, partly because of the busy schedule (busy always a safe word to justify laziness) but mostly due to food In Mensa (dinning room) is very delicious and cheap. A meal including salad, soup, main course and dessert costs around 5euro for students. It can be said that if you cook for yourself, it would cost you money, and it would be difficult to clean up, but it must be delicious by professional cooks. I still remember printing the preferred location of Alte Mensa right in the middle of TU Dresden. This is a large restaurant with a capacity of hundreds of people, always bright, clean, delicious and rich food. At that time, I often had a great tactic of avoiding going to lunch at the time of the 3rd period (12h40). At that time, students rushed into the house to eat like bees and bees, so they had to wait in line for a long time, so finding a place to eat sometimes was not easy.
This country has many things for me to remember. Remember the Sächsische Landesbibliothek state library where I have consulted a lot of geography, history and travel books to serve my travel and writing interests, remember the afternoons of drinking beer and chatting with the Elbe, Remember my classmates who had met and separated in Dresden that many people had never been and could never see again …