Friday, December 26, 2014

december in konstanz

Although the second Christmas day welcomed Konstanz with the first snow, this is what it's been like around here during the holidays. Looks way better than the days I spent in Estonia this summer. :D

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Monday, December 22, 2014


Started the Christmas break with a weekend in München, visiting a couple of Matt's friends. Also the last chance to enjoy the German Christmas markets and drink some Glühwein. München is one of the places in Germany that I actually remember from my previous trips but it's always a bit overwhelming to be in cities with a population bigger than my whole country's. Nevertheless, the trip was a lot of fun and visiting München again is definately on my list. Not much to say in addition to the pile of photos below. The first one is from friday morning when we got to enjoy an amazing view of the sun rising over the Alps from the ferry to Meersburg.

I hope all of you have happy holidays among friends or family! Our plans for a Christmas eve in Konstanz are also shaping up. I'm pretty excited to see what happens when a bunch of kids from Europe, America and even India decide to celebrate Christmas together.

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Sunday, November 30, 2014


Yaaaay, christmas markets are finally here and I'm crazy excited! First things first, though. This thursday was for Thanksgiving, which I somehow ended up hosting, although it was my first time to celebrate it. From 1PM we started baking two turkeys to feed around 15 guests in the evening. As everyone was also asked to bring a dish, we ended up having loads of food from mashed potatoes, sweet potato dishes, stuffing, salads to all kinds of pies, cakes and other sweets! Three days later, there are still some leftovers that we haven't eaten yet. :D

Saturday was planned for Ulm. Tuuli, Matt and I got there a bit later than originally planned, but had a great day exploring the Weihnachtsmarkt, Ulmer Münster and Fishermen's quarter. The foggy weather made even the 2 degrees below Celsius feel unbearably cold and hid the Münster tower in a cloud. But here's a tip: if you ever feel cold, try climbing up the tallest church tower in the world! We could "only" go half-way up the tower which still meant walking up around 400 steps which took us right below the cloud. Before heading back home, we stopped by at IKEA and stocked up on christmas-season equipment like candles and blankets and tea cups and more candles. Ready for december now. :)

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