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It’s the autumn school holidays in Trondheim, Norway and we are expats so we did the predictable thing and took affordable flights to Berlin.
We hired a car and drove to Dessau for lunch at a brewery (Brauhaus). It was traditional food and super delicious. Although I must admit that I only ate a bit of fruit for dinner that night and lay in bed with a sore gall bladder that was trying to produce enough bile to deal with the fat from lunch. Yes I am prone to hyperbole.
We drove on to Leipzig and I enjoyed my first experience of driving on the autobahn. 150km/h and life is fine.
We didn’t see much of Leipzig at all. What we did see was a bit run down and covered in graffiti or amazing, jaw-dropping street art that made me want to pull to a screeching stop and admire the artistic talents at work in Leipzig. I was sad to miss out on the street art festival that’s on right now in Leipzig.
What we did instead is a bit embarrassing considering our pretense of intentional consumption. We went to the huge shopping centre call Nova Aventis and spent the whole day. I bought clothes and Rieder boots that I can’t get in Norway, we had a Greek lunch and did indoor rope climbing in their excellent klettewald facility. It reminded us of rypetoppen in Norway, we climbed for 1 hour on 3 safe circuits for 11€ per person. Nova Aventis is a good place to spend a day nice and warm when it’s drizzling and less than 9C outside and your son is sick.