It was a very slow, uneventful week.
Well, until Friday afternoon, anyway.
After almost four months of seeing nobody from back home, I was ecstatic to see my boyfriend walking out of the gates at Düsseldorf Airport. Since that point I my mood has improved a bit and I’ve seemed to regain some energy. Although the last few days have been chaotic as I’ve tried to show him around the region as much as possible, it’s great to see someone from home again.
Since I only have about a month-and-a-half left here in Germany, I’m glad I had the opportunity to see Cologne again and also see a few new things, like Drachenburg Castle. Located high above the Rhine River in the tree-covered hills south of Cologne, the castle was built as a private residence in the late 1800s and offers impressive views of the valley below.
Of course it started pouring rain as we trekked down the unbelievably steep hill, soaking my pant legs, which obviously made for a great 2.5 hour train ride home.
I hate being wet and cold more than anything in the world, but I digress.
To make up for that less than pleasant experience, I’m taking a week off to enjoy 90 degree weather, sunshine and laying on the beach in Zadar, Croatia. Located right on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, the city is supposed to be absolutely beautiful with the famous crystal-clear beaches and national waterfall park nearby.
We’re sleeping at Weeze Airport (much to my dismay), but the morning should fly by and it’s going to be great to step foot in yet-another new country. I’m not sure what my internet situation will be like, but check back later in the week for updates and photos!