Note: Extremely Long Post Ahead (I broke it into two sections – Part I and II)
April 2012 – April 2013
There are seasons here!
Frost on leaves
Vantage point from my apartment – I was basement level, so my window opened up to right where the floor begins. My first snow fall in Germany – December 2012. Second time in my life seeing snow fall from the sky. It was unreal. I gasped when I opened my window and saw this.
Snowflakes on the car window
Tropical Islands – Indoor man-made beach just an hour south of Berlin. I wasn’t able to get the best of pictures since I didn’t want to bring my phone into the water
Here are a two photographs I grabbed from AmusingPlanet.com to better show you what it looks like outside and inside.
View from above. The temperature was warm. When we went, it was snowing outside, so this was such a nice getaway from the miserable Winter.
Outside of the indoor man-made beach
Christmas tree in Berlin
Mall in Berlin
Cat that loves sitting in my sink
The layer of snow got thicker outside my window
This cat never liked to be touched or sat on my lap, but loved to cuddle up near me. It would often sit right on top of my hand. It also really enjoyed licking my class notes.
Sighting in Berlin
Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market)
Little heart shaped cactus plant I purchased from Ikea
Road in Hannover
New town hall of Hannover in the evening
German grandmother taught me how to make this (she made this one)
Snow melting from outside my window
Spotted little footprints
Church in Hannover
Holocaust Memorial in Berlin
German grandmother making my favorite tiramisu
Making my own bead necklaces
Street of Hannover
Trip out to Budapest for their outdoor Turkish Baths (Széchenyi Baths). We went by Mitfahrgelenheit (carpool with strangers – 15 euros) from Berlin to Budapest. Coming back, we went by train and the train got stuck because there was too much snow.
Outside of Széchenyi Baths
I didn’t get to take photographs inside since I didn’t want to take my phone into the baths. It was an open air warm bath, with snow next to the baths. It was an amazing experience that I definitely want to come back for in the future.
I grabbed this photograph from gotobudapest.com to show you what it looked like inside. Imagine this, but with a lot of snow. The water weren’t that hot since it was so cold out, and imagine the pain of getting out of the water into the freezing air.
Emergency brochure instructions on Ryanair
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