When tourist visit Heidelberg castle they expect a dark medieval dungeon, but they are welcomed by a curious mixture of different styles that create a wonderful ensemble, which has been known as the epitome of Romanticism. In any case, it’s the highlight of any trip to Heidelberg. Once you go up there with the funicular train you will feel transported to a magical and beautifully quiet era. The views are spectacular and just a walk through the gardens will be enough to make you fall head over heells for the place. Continue reading
16 years ago I spent a few months studying in Heidelberg. Yeah, I’m that old. No Euros, no low cost travel, no internet. No internet!!! So that really meant being abroad, away from your family and friends. I may or may not sound like a granny but, really, those were the old days… I had my first brunch there when it wasn’t even called a brunch, I used payphones to call home, I wrote letters, I cooked lots of Tortilla de patatas because before globalization there were still things that we didn’t know from other cultures, I spent a huge amount of time in trains, I tried to surprise my best friend in Geneva but didn’t met her because there weren’t mails or mobile phones to warn her… I had a great time. It was disastrous, fun, scary and wonderful.
This weekend I’m taking my mum and P. to Heidelberg and I just can’t wait. It’s going to be a walk down memory lane and I’m really looking forward to it. I guess everything is going to be different (16 years have passed!) but I bet Heidelberg is going to be as charming as ever!
Yesterday was our third German anniversary. We’ve been living in Germany for three years now. I just can’t believe it. We arrived in Bremen a really cold night after missing our connection at CDG airport. We were exhausted, angry and sad. My grandfather had had a heart attack the day before our departure so I was worried sick. I remember thinking: tomorrow everything would be better. (Scarlett O’Hara style).
I love Christmas!!! I adore it!! That’s why, for me, the first day we visit the Christmas market in Bremen is one of the happiest days of the year. It’s so beautiful!!! The little shops, the hot chocolate, the lights, the music, the people all happy and… well, drunk, but happy! So I thought I have to share with you some pictures of our first visit to the Christmas market. I hope you like it!
Living in a small town has its pros and cons. One of the cons is that there are just a few nice places: a few nice restaurants, just four or five interesting shops, a couple of fun clubs… But the huge pro is the rush you experience when you discover a new place!!