13 years after my last visit the city that never sleeps has changed. Although it seems that everything remained the same, except Ground Zero. A Starbucks at every corner, too many people and the prices are still too high for a simple beer. But besides that it has been fantastic again.
Have you ever been in Huntsville, Al? Is it worth a trip? I don’t know. I assume the most interesting thing to see there is the NASA Space Camp. Have I seen it? No…for me the only interesting places I have visited have been breweries…and to be honest…they’ve been great. Okay, I’m German…is there a possibility to get a really good beer outside of Germany? Yes, there is a good chance…forget about the German ignorance…ignore the „Deutsches Reinheitsgebot“…enjoy an IPA…it’s great…although named Indian Pale Ale, it has nothing to do with India and I doubt that it is an Ale at all…but it definetly tastes way better than a Bitburger (probably the worst beer in Germany)…so there is still something to do in Huntsville.
And what really shocked me was the opportunity to walk…it was possible to walk without been hit by a car…the city had walkways…and this in the United States of America…a country build on cars
But the greatest challange was to leave this place again. Never try to leave Huntsville, Al by plane from the wonderful Airport, at least not if you want to catch a connection flight to the civilised world. There is only a slight chance you will make it out. It took me 45 hours from my arrival at the airport until I arrived in my appartment back in Germany.