Turns out, I don't like olives in the US but I like them in France. One place had them pitted and stuffed with garlic - delicious. Another was drizzled in something but otherwise plain - I was loving them.
In Germany you can't spend money on beer. I tried. I bought friends beers and shots. My bar tab - lunch and an afternoon of drinks included - was 13euros. In France - the wine is splendid. You don't have to spend a lot to be very impressed.
And I don't quite understand the flourescent Perrier - glasses are filled about an inch with a vibrant liquid (alcoholic? non?) and the rest of the glass with Perrier. No idea what those are. But here are some of the snapshots not previously posted on the blog.