Guten tag! Two weeks later, I have finally gathered enough creative will to blog again! The two-week hiatus was mostly due to the fact that life here has really started to pick back up, especially since there is less than ONE WEEK left abroad. (Begin to hyperventilate now). But it’s not entirely depressing, I can’t wait to go home and share all my experiences with my loved ones during the most wonderful time of the year! But first, I gotta recap on my equally as wonderful experiences here. So about two weeks ago, I went on an adventure back to Deutschland…
For some reason, I always find myself coming back to Germany. Maybe it has to do with the fact that it’s only about 50 km away or so, but not only is the country so rich in history and culture, it’s also gorgeous and full of interesting sights you wouldn’t normally see here in la France. So once again (and probably for the last time), we piled onto that purple butterfly charter bus and drove off to Heidelberg, Germany for a little culture, schnitzel and some fun times with homies!
The sun decided to poke out a bit, just in time for our trip over to Heidelberg! After two hours on the bus we reached this small German town and immediately embarked on our hike up to Heidelberg castle, the town’s most famous attraction.
Unfortunately, we didn’t know that there were going to be so many stairs involved, and the trek up to the castle was a little difficult…
But we saw some pretty sights along the way!
The view from the last flight of stairs!
At last, we reached the castle. It was a gorgeous palace, especially with the sun poking through the clouds.
Here’s a tiny replica of the castle. It looks a bit like Hogwarts!
There were clear skies to highlight the profound beauty of the ruins… (And all that poetic, lyrical jazz for descriptive emphasis)
After the end of the guided tour, we stopped to marvel at the view from the castle.
Not bad, Heidelberg. Climbing all those stairs definitely paid off!
We then had the afternoon to ourselves for exploring, and we stopped at the Old Bridge of Heidelberg to take some photographs of the scenery.
The cold started to pick up, as did the wind, but we went ahead and crossed the bridge anyway. From the side of the city-center, we had a nice view of the Philosopher’s Way, which was a famous hike up one of the nearby hills.
And that was our afternoon in Heidel-deidel! It was an early morning and a long bus ride, and the cold hit us pretty hard early in the day, but overall the visit was a satisfactory one. Although it was only November, we got a glimpse into the Christmas market preparations, which then got me excited about our very own upcoming markets. I heard that Christmas means business over in the Bourg, so I’m way way way beyond excited to experience it! And of course, there will be updates all about the magic.