We've looked at 3 places the past two days, but driven by a bunch more. We have 5 places scheduled for tomorrow, which is a lot. One of the homes we looked at today was almost perfect. Its small, but nowhere near as small as some European apartments. Its dog appropriate, has 2 awesome outdoor spaces, a really modern kitchen that opens to a huge living room, AND it has two showers - I've discovered that baths are more normal than showers....weird. BUT, its in the middle of bustling downtown and I'm just not sure if that's what we're looking for. Leisurely strolls, walking the dog, going on a jog, and parking are all less than ideal. But do you deal with that to have a hip swanky apartment? I don't know. There's so much beautiful countryside, that I feel like we should be by some of that. Its hard to say with only being here 2 days. We're torn because we want to look at more places before making a decision, but also risk losing the place with the longer we doddle.
So, we'll see what tomorrow brings and maybe we can get some more viewings scheduled over the weekend or the beginning of next week and then be able to make a more informed decision. Wish us luck!
On another note, we found a drink market - or a Getrankemarkt, which was a little bit of an adventure. Jason found his fill of Alt Bier and I won out in the brain challenge of how you get a cart. The carts are chained together and in order to unhook one you have to deposit a euro (which you get back at the end). However with chains and holes and no english explaination or visual diagram, I struggled for a bit. But I won out in the end :) Plus look how cheap wine is!?
Also, I'm trying really hard to get braver about using German. My knowledge is so limited and I don't have the confidence to just throw stuff out there. I panic and forget I know anything and just smile and look at Jason panicked. I've asked someone Wo ist die Toilette? and I've said Danke and Hallo A LOT, and I've said Zwei and then pointed at strawberries. Baby steps :)