"One day it occurred to me that it had been many years since the world had been afforded the spectacle of a man adventurous enough to undertake a journey through Germany on foot. After much thought, I decided that I was a person fitted to furnish to mankind this spectacle. So I determined to do it. This was in March, 1878." Mark Twain, A Tramp Abroad


Countdown to Lift Off: 10, 9, 8, 7...

Only seven days until we leave Heidelberg and return to the good 'ole U.S of A.

So as we pack up and say goodbye, we've been reminiscing about the things we'll miss when we leave...
(click on picture captions to read more)

1. Strolls along the Neckar

2. Walking to our destinations instead of relying on a car

3. Exploring castle gardens

4. Learning firsthand about German culture

4. Feeling safe wherever/whenever I am and not being on guard about my stuff being taken while I'm not looking

5. Being surrounded by hills and mountains

boat ride down the neckar

6. The simplicity of life here

7. The Kids Club outside our door

8. The frequent holidays and city festivals

9. Going to the zoo that's only a few minutes away

10. Beautiful, historic buildings on every street

11. Fresh bread from the bakery (on every corner)

12. Having a drink at a cafe in the Marktplatz

13. The busy Hauptstrasse

14. Cheap booze

15. Views of Heidelberg from the Philosopher's Way and from the castle

view from the philosopher's way

view from the castle

16. Easy access to the rest of Europe (especially thanks to cheap flights on Ryanair)

17. Gluwein and Christmas Markets

sipping gluwein

18. Trinkschokolade at Schillers

19. Playing in the snow

20. Beautiful churches

21. Meeting people from around the world on a daily basis

22. Afternoon tea and Kuchen with friends

23. Our favorite cheap lunch place, 'Falafel', and the chef at 'Couscous', and Doners

24. Traveling by train

25. Picnics on the Neckarwiese

celebrating the warm weather

26. The Castle

And so many, many more

No comments:

Post a Comment