Friday, January 17, 2014

Being home

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Time oh time...you are never standing still and you certainly are flying by when you are having fun.
The last 3 weeks we spent back home were so great. We traveled to Munich, Berlin and Hamburg and also spent some time in the small village I grew up in.

I celebrated my birthday on the first evening being back and it was so great to see my parents living room filling up with all those lovely people I haven't seen in 1,5 years. Over tea and cookies we exchanged so many stories and laughs and we even met the kids of our friends who we haven't had the chance to meet yet. Life is changing, life is good.

We celebrated New Years Eve with dear friends and a beautiful cooked meal in Munich. The weather was so amazing and I seem to always forget and than remember that I am very fond of those last few quiet days of the year. I can't really explain it but there just seems to be something special in the air. We welcomed the new year with a long walk and visit to the great Brandhorst museum ....

After a few days in Munich we flew up to Berlin. It seemed colder and darker up there but nevertheless we had a good time. This city has just always so much to give and show. We drank lots of good coffee and ate great food, browsed along the fancy shops in Mitte, discovered new streets in Neukölln & Kreuzberg and finally met the wonderful Sandra & her husband and were lucky to also spend lots of time with Trixi.

And of course there was Hamburg which was the next stop on the list. I love this place so much, it always reminds me of the great years I had when I lived there. I spent a whole week there which gave me a lot of time to catch up with friends, properly hang out with them and meet old and new places.

A few photos which I took with my phone while I was there.

Hope you all had a good start into the new year!

Maria

15 comments :

Yvonne said...

Ach es wwar echt so schön, freu mich jetzt auf Februar - ich kanns nicht erwarten Eure Stadt zu erkunden!
Yvonne

mme ulma said...

so gut
klingt es /
sieht es aus.

tau und tauschön said...

Das sieht nach so einer guten zeit aus. :)

littlebluestown said...

das sind wirklich so schöne erinnerungsbewahrer, deine Fotos!
liebst aus südost

a l m a . said...

stimmungsfängerin!
so schön
und echt.

Belinda said...

wow, so many incredible images! sounds like an amazing trip :)
x

Anna Emilia said...

<3

Happy new year dear Maria, many travels and dreams to come true!

Have a cozy weekend too.

Sarah said...

Oh beautiful Germany...










lejla said...

berlin is one of those cities that scare and fascinate me at the same time. even though i lived in germany during the 90's, i never had the chance to visit berlin. living in the u.s., i'm even further away from it, but hope to visit the city one day. beautiful photos!

La Nymphéa said...

das Foto von dir vor dem bunten Gebäude ist klasse. ich finde es immer noch bewundernswert, wie weit weg du von deiner Familie lebst. ich würde so gerne mal nach Australien nur zum urlaub, aber habe mit den nebenhöhlen Probleme, weshalb ich mir so einen langen Flug nicht vorstellen kann. die Entfernungen sind einfach so krass, wenn man länger drüber nachdenkt.

sandra said...

<3 sweetie!!! looking forward to next date already :)

la casita said...

not much of a comment but WOW!
thanks for sharing...and those surfer!!!

c. said...

da klingt gut!
schön, dass du eine gute zeit hattest und jetzt musst du wieder schwitzen?
freunde sind gerade nach zwei jahren wieder aus manly zurück gekommen, die frieren.. : )

u n d danke für deine post, sie war schon lange da, aber ich habe sie ja erst jetzt gesehen.. im neuen heim werde ich einen guten platz dafür finden.

querido diário said...

i want to visit Germany and this only enhance my will to go ;)

Donna said...

SIGH* I miss Hamburg now even more.
Wonderful photos of wonderful places.