A short trip to St. Louis, Missouri. This is how it could look like…
Check in to the quirky, slightly run down, but characteristic hostel in the historic Soulard neighborhood.
The first day, have a delicious breakfast at Mud House on Cherokee Street, in the just as stylish Benton Park neighborhood.
After browsing through a couple of antique stores on Cherokee Street, head for The Loop. Go to Vintage Vinyl, and keep browsing. Have a White Chocolate Blueberry Cheesecake at Blueberry Hill. And another cup of coffee.
Listen to Chuck Berry on the other side of the street. Notice the St. Louis Walk of Fame, and don’t forget to take a picture.
Then, it’s time to go and see the Gateway Arch. Check the hours before you get there.
… and have a look at the Old Courthouse from the shore of the Mississippi River.
Go back to the Hostel and play some piano. Alternatively, don’t play it, but tune it.
Have a cup of tea in the kitchen. Bring your own mug.
Have dinner at Joannie’s Pizzeria just two blocks away. Do not take photos at restaurants, or at least not of the food you ordered. Please.
Day 2: Pass by the Anheuser-Busch headquarters and packaging plant on your way to Benton Park.
Find another great place to get a huge cup of coffee, two eggs w/ bacon and two immense pancakes with sirup that fills the room with sweet sugary aroma.
Then, go back home. Or stay a little bit longer? In either case, call St. Louis, MO, one of your favorite cities in the U.S.
Voll schee da!
Ja, ist es echt. Leider war so gut wie alles geschlossen wegen des Wetters, d.h. alle öffentlichen Museen und der Gateway Arch. Da wär ich natürlich sonst hochgefahren. Aber vielleicht schaff ich’s ja noch mal dahin im Sommer.