As one of the coldest and rainiest springs in Germany is slowly passing by, I am thinking back to the trip we made about the same time one year ago. Schloss Neuschwanstein is one every organized tour agenda, but despite of the tourist crowds it still remains one of the most impressive castles in Germany and perhaps in the whole world. Here are some photo memories about a beautiful sunny day when we visited! Hope the good weather is coming back again this year…
May 22nd, 2013No Comments, 2AWAY, GERMANY, by Masha.
August 14th, 201212 Comments, 2@HOME, GERMANY, LANDSCAPES, by Masha.
On the weekend we hiked along the picturesque Mühlenwanderweg, which takes you around a tiny village of Simonswald in Southern Black Forest. This was the perfect thing to do just one week before Catalin’s departure to India. This hike is a great way to see rural Germany just the way it’s described in tour guides and I’m hoping this is the way Catalin will remember it in the next 3 months when being far away in Asia
August 5th, 20122 Comments, 2@HOME, GERMANY, LANDSCAPES, PHOTOGRAPHY, by Masha.
Yesterday I once again realized how great it is to be living next to the Black Forest (German: Schwarzwald) and what a pity it is that we go there so rarely! Have never been there in the middle of summer before and was absolutely amazed by how colorful the Black Forest can actually be.
June 28th, 20129 Comments, 2@HOME, GERMANY, STUTTGART, by Masha.
Things like this tend to happen to me rather often. When it was time to choose foreign languages at school, I was ready to learn anything, but German. Not only did I not want to learn the language, but knew next to nothing about the country and had no desire to learn more. Today I live in Germany, speak (some) German and absolutely love this place. When I turned 18 and it was time to choose my first car, I had only two criteria: not green and… guess what? Not German. What car do you think I finally got? Exactly. A green Opel! I always consider myself to be a big city girl and on top of that in my childhood memories I absolutely dreaded the moment when grandparents took me to their garden, even if the only thing I had to do there was eating fresh fruits and berries. Today I still live in a city (even though the total population is far below what I thought was acceptable), but start feeling better and better about gardens which I hated so much as a child. Judging by the history, I ought to own one someday
June 26th, 20124 Comments, 2@HOME, GERMANY, STUTTGART, by Masha.
I’ve been living in Germany for over 3 years now, but I don’t stop discovering things I’ve never seen or done before. Last weekend was my first time in a German Freibad or an outdoor swimming pool. It’s not that I’ve never been to outdoor swimming pools. I have. But always on vacation, in a 5-star resort, far away from home, after a few hours flight. I could never imagine such a bliss could be available right there, just a very short drive from our place.