Leg Four of Spring Break: Hannover
For the final leg of my multi-city spring break, I brought my mom back to Hannover to show her where I spend my days. Surprisingly, we were able to find enough things to do and see to fill two and a half days.
Even though the weather was cold and miserable, we went to the top of the city hall to get a view of Hannover
We walked the Red Thread, the self-guided tour to all Hannover’s hotspots (who knew there would be more than 30 points of interest?)
We ate Spätzle and Goulasch and Flammkuchen and lots of German pastries. And I think my mom drank more beer in a few days than she has in the last year.
Now, its time to get my head back in the game and back to school mode. Time to look for jobs, study (at least a little bit) and not live out of a suitcase anymore. At least until Easter break…
Leg Three of Spring Break: London
After exhausting the tourist sites in Paris, I returned to CDG and headed to London to meet up with Lorraine!
We went to mass in Westminster Abbey
my German friend took this from about a mile away, apparently
Wandered around in the Tower of London for a few hours
complete with Beefeater tourguide
Went shopping in an assortment of stores, from Harrod’s to Marks and Spencer
she later returned to buy the smaller version
Met some girls learning English in Trafalgar Square and answered their probing questions
we wanted them to take our picture... guess they still have some learning to do
Finished the trip with a visit to Rick’s favorite London spot, the Tiroler Hut.
Leg Two of Spring Break: A week in Paris
Spending so much time in the Louvre we needed to leave for a lunch break
Climbing to the top of the Eiffel Tower
And later watching it sparkle
Getting bone juice dripped on me at the catacombs
Eating a skewer of seafood in the Latin Quarter
Leg One of Spring Break: Karneval in Köln
With a veritable zoo (plus a few foods and other costumes) we headed to Cologne for 2 days of Karneval celebrations.
A few bloody faces, lost costume parts, and a ‘borrowed’ Lara Croft arm rounded out a weekend that included both memories I will never forget and ones I’ll never remember.
Ok well, maybe Backstreet’s not back (though I’d have to check with LC on that one to be sure) but my lost suitcase sure is!
- Never thought I would be so happy to see this bag.
After surviving ten weeks without a blowdryer, my favorite jeans, and black dress shoes, I’m glad to have my stuff back. Now to do 2 week’s worth of laundry plus everything that was in that bag before I leave for 2 weeks’ vacation on Friday…