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Old 22nd February 2008, 20:31   #91
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.... inside St. Jakobskirche, looking east to the altar. This church houses the Altar of the Holy Blood (1501-05), a wood-carved depiction of the Last Supper, by the German Renaissance sculptor, Tilman Riemenschnieder. This church was looked upon as the last refuge and source of freedom for the convicted criminal. Criminals were given a last chance to prove their innocence in a chase where they were the hunted, the constabulary the hunter. If the criminal outran his pursuers to the altar, he was considered innocent and given safe passage beyond the city gates.
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Quite an experience,Sam! As much as it sounds amusing,I'm sure it felt way different to go through the whole episode. I can't imagine being in the nude in such a place! Hats off to you.
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Quite an experience,Sam! As much as it sounds amusing,I'm sure it felt way different to go through the whole episode.
Actually, it was very amusing later and still is. I would go back anytime, just keep me away from the extra hot Saunas. Upto 80, 85 degs is ok for me.
And I'm sure it will be fun in the summer to walk outside.
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Actually, it was very amusing later and still is.
I hope the 'pretty women' weren't frightened when the Yeti walked into the sauna.
Just kiddin..
But is it safe to stay in warm conditions,and then suddenly go out into the cold,and then back & forth this way? From a medical perspective,is it a safe thing to do?
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But is it safe to stay in warm conditions,and then suddenly go out into the cold,and then back & forth this way? From a medical perspective,is it a safe thing to do?
Nevermind going out into the cold, the tradition there is to jump into an icy swimming pool and even apply ice-cubes on you.

In Russian and East European saunas it's even more hardcore. A hole is cut into the ice exposing the near zero water underneath. The common thing to do is to get yourself really hot and then jump into the ice hole and then go back into the sauna.
I think if I did that my body would go into shock.
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Exactly,thats the reason I asked. A sudden rise/drop in temperature can disrupt the flow of blood to & from the heart.
Ah well..lets leave aside these things. Please continue, Sam.. Hope there's a lot more to come..
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The sauna description was so gripping I completely failed to notice a mosquito hitting a vein on my wrist!
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Default YetiBlog® - 28th December 2008 - evening in Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber







Truly this is one of the quaintest and most beautiful little towns I have seen.








The city from Ob der Tauber (Up the tower)
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A Wurst (Sausage) shop








After dinner we leave and drive to Heilbronn. It's a long and tiring drive. We get to bed, tired but happy. This has been a beautiful day. One I will remember for a long time.

Tomorrow we will go see JD Madan in Tuebingen. It's about 120 kms away
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sam, i have been silently admiring your photographs, fantastic shots, many of them have life in it.

your pedigree shows.

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Default YetiBlog® - 29th December 2007

After a long and well deserved rest we wake up. We're in Heilbronn.

Our marketing office is in this city.
Today we are to drive up to the hill at the top of Heilbronn for lunch and then after that, drive to the university of Tuebingen, to meet JD.

Before leaving I take a lovely picture of the kitchen.



The garden outside the apartment.





Later we leave for lunch. I take some pics at the beautiful restaurant on top of the hill






We're eating venison and some SchweinSteak.

The restaurant is on the peak of the hill and there is a lovely place where you can stare down at the city.




More benches, everyone, lol.




I spot a WagonR, lol and take a picture.


I try to call JD's dad, but I cannot get through. I then sms him in the hope of a reply.
Maybe they might need something from the city - but unfortunately I discover later that he must keep his cell off, as it interferes with the equipment at the ICU.

We then drive to Tuebingen. The highway has a few interesting sights.












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Default YetiBlog® - 29th December 2007 - Reaching Tuebingen and meeting JD

Tuebingen is University town with some of the best medical university hospitals. Research, training and similar things is what they specialize in.
JD is admitted here, in this small town.





We reach the place, but there are many different buildings here.
We search around, drive in this maze and finally reach the hospital that specializes in Neurosurgery. This is only logical.
The reception has no records of Madan, Jehan Dastur. The lady makes a few calls to all the neighbouring hospitals (all connected). Nein, sorry.
I make a few frantic calls to Sideways who helps me by telling me which building he is in. He's in the ICU of that building.
The lady insists they have no record of any Madan.

We go there anyways. It's a mad confusion. After referring to the Doctor on Duty, it is confirmed that there is an Indian patient with spinal injury yes, but his name is Khushru.

Thankfully, JD's dad signed off his sms as Khushru, so I brighten up and say "That is his father's first name, yes". Normally we are not allowed into the ICU but TheOne® does her magic by pleading in German.

We're at the ICU. The doc on duty frowns at us. She doesn't want us to walk into her ICU. We tell her I've come all the way from India. She waves us in.

JD is there. I smile and talk to his folks and to him. He is happy to see me. But the doc requests that his folks leave as only 2 people at a time. They leave.

We talk about fun things, masalas, chinese food, german babes and bringing one to India. Great Idea he says, smiling weakly. He looks at her, you're going to love India.
He's really happy with the company but he gets tired soon, so we leave in a bit, with the promise to return.
It's a quiet drive home.

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