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Aug 23, 2010 - Black Forest. Gateau?

Ah, the Swarzwald. So familiar and yet so unknown really. When I pictured it I always thought of Hansel and Gretyl , the Grimm version of fairytales, darkness and mystery, magic and danger. This fantastical forest of my imagination was tempered by a much more prosaic view of it, provided by Heather with her first-hand experience. She has memories from when she lived in Germany, of her dad taking her on a 30 mile walk through the forest when she was little. All this added up to give me an expectation of an enormous and frightening forest...

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