I can't tell you how many times I passed through Dresden on my way to Berlin or Praha, and never stopped once to visit Jana from my Montalieu workcamp.. until this particular weekend. It was really nice to see Jana once again and I was glad to see Dresden. It is a University town with many people, artifacts, architecture, culture and churches.
I remember making a comment during our workcamp that the North American media machine portrays the German language as a rough, harsh, high-impact language. This, of course, couldn't be further from the truth. During the second day, Jana took me to visit some of her friends from school and we made cookies all day. So as you may image, there was a lot of native German being spoken, by many beautiful women, 8^). Listening to these women speak in their native tongue really changed my opinion concerning the timbre of German.