Okay so now I’m getting out of order as this is NOT one of my backlogged posts…oh well. I was too excited to wait.
Today at the music store in Salzburg I found a little stack of Sudoku books. I’m a fan of Sudoku, so I picked it up…and was blown away.
Instead of numbers, it’s played with solfege.
What more, the gray boxes, after you’ve completed each puzzle, reveal the theme of a popular song…
…or famous classical composition.
And this is a book I picked up my last day in Vienna. Two friends and I found a bookstore and were drawn to the clearance bins outside. We proceeded to go through the bin of kinderbücher, or children’s books. One of my friends, who is taking German I with me, bought a counting book and two animal books. In the shop we talked to the shopkeeper, a really nice girl who let us practice our German on her, helped teach us our colors, and talked to us in English about languages, Skype, and life.
Anyway, I left with a Winnie-the-Pooh book. In German he’s known as “Winnie Puuh.”
Sadly my Winnie Puuh goodnight story is somewhat above my German reading comprehension. So far I’ve made it through three pages.
I’m going to Vienna for a four-day trip, and I’m not bringing my laptop, so unless there is a magic blogging machine in the hostel, there will be no updates. Meanwhile my backlog of photos and posts is growing increasingly large.