If you have not yet heard, Ryan is away in Germany and I am holding down the fort in Edinburgh. By the time I return from our trip this week we will be halfway through Ryan’s programme in Tübingen! To celebrate the big victory, I think Ryan will treat himself to a sprinkle donut from Dunkin Donuts/a new book and I’ll be slamming some banana chips with almond butter/a new nail polish colour. Oh the little things.
A few weeks ago, I made a quick visit to Tübingen. It is a very charming, traditional German village in the southwestern part of the country. It was one of the few villages to not be destroyed during the war, meaning that its medieval old town has been preserved and a great place to see original architecture and city layout for the time period. The city is buzzing with students, something like one in three people are students. It is surrounded with dense woods, parks, trails, rivers and hills, did I mention hills?
Once again, Airbnb provided the perfect accommodation in short notice. It was a relief to not have to spend our weekend in Ryan’s dorm and be able to sip our coffees, cook our meals, watch soccer matches and snuggle, obviously. It was such a treat to catch up with my guy, see where he is living, hear him speak German and get a taste of his semester abroad-abroad.
[The highlights of this trip] Wandering narrow cobblestones roads. Getting our shoes muddy in the forest. Taking in hilltop views of blue sky and rolling green hills. Perusing markets and admiring the variety of produce. Being fascinated with all the different types of muesli, Haribo’s and Ritter Sport chocolate – Germans know what they are doing. Went on a mad hunt for the best sauerkraut ended up with some delicious falafel. Cravings are weird sometimes ya know?
This week, my Oma and I will go meet Ryan for our long-awaited train trip. We will be using Eurail for the first time- traveling from Germany, through Austria, Slovenia and Croatia!
Thank you for your prayers and kind emails to both of us during this time apart. Friends, you have been so good getting me out of the house and making plans with me, it means a lot.
Thanks for sharing life with us! x