Like much of Europe, Bremen has a well-stocked cabinet of ancient buildings and interesting avenues. After a quick visit to Berlin for an interview I took a morning train to the port city for a talk with Lufthansa student pilots I had first met in Arizona. I also went to Groepeling to profile an Elternschule, classes for poor, young parents. Despite the requisite rain, Bremen offered some tid bits of interest.
With a Deutschland Pass in hand, and a ready package of Energizer lithium batteries, I ventured on my first reporting trip in Germany. I had been in talks with the Frankfurt airport folks about talking about the future of money-making in the airline industry. I had also met the VP of the Star Alliance during a press event at U.S. Airways’ headquarters, based in Tempe. I didn’t know when my trip to Frankfurt would come through until the press officer with the U.S. military hospital in Landstuhl got back to me–she found some Arizonans willing to talk…and I needed to come right away.