I’ve been ‘home’ for about two weeks now and it feels WONDERFUL! Sometimes it doesn’t feel like I was gone for that long…oh geez, I was not singing that tune last month. I have a new countdown now: when I’m heading back to the states to see J and my family! I can’t wait, less than 50 days! I’m so excited to see the States and obviously loved ones–it’s been too long.
Bamberg is beautiful, like always, and next week Sandkerwa starts up. Which is their version of Oktoberfest. I like Sandkerwa much more, actually I prefer the small parish festivals over the large fests in general, but you can’t live in Germany for three years and not go to Oktoberfest, that’s sacrilegious. The town festivals are generally smaller in size but packed with beer, food, and crazy shenanigans. I wish certain friends were here to take part in the festivities but I’ll just have to be extra-social.
In about a month I’m moving to Baumholder, which aside from being closer to Frankfurt and the airports, as well as Ramstein, I’ve been told it doesn’t have much else going on. Nothing like Bamberg–if you can’t tell, I’m in love with Bamberg and if you’re ever in the Bavaria region in Germany, I highly recommend a visit.
Last weekend I went to Lisbon, Portugal. A beautiful, vibrant city, that was filled with very pleasant people. For example, the baristo in the Starbucks I visited (more than twice) remembered my name and offered advice on where to visit and sights to see. I went to Cascais, Belem, and Sintra, all beautiful towns in their individual ways. Cascais had a vibrant beach and marina, Belem had a large, clean park and yummy pastry (found everywhere but the “original” was there), and Sintra was a quaint town with luscious views of the area.
Here’s the link to my Picasa Album:
*80% are not edited. The camera used was my new toy, the Nikon D7100. Loved it. I’ll write a review once I get a solid grasp of what I’m doing ; )
Hope you’re doing well. Enjoy the photos. Comments/suggestions/feedback are always appreciated.