As we were nearing the end of our trip, our batteries began to slow down a bit. Two of our three days in Vienna, Austria were mainly spent in our apartment. I’d like to blame it on the cold drizzling rain, but truth is, we just plowed through 6 countries and 13 cities in 7 weeks with 1 more country and 2 cities to go. We did get out and explore Vienna, which reminded me of a smaller and less hectic version of Paris as it embodies the same medieval architecture and is lined with high end stores and coffee shops, but those 2 days spent binge watching Netflix were just what we needed to gear up for our final destination.
Who knew we would love Germany so much??? Of course we were excited to go, especially Jared since this would be the first time for ‘guy talk’ in over a month, poor guy, but neither of us really knew what to expect from this place. Who knew that Germany has some of the best food in the world, that beer halls would actually be fun, or matter of fact, who knew I would ever try beer or eat my body weight in pretzels??? Munich caught us by surprise in the absolute best way and was the perfect way to end our trip.
I’d said before that Italy was somewhere everyone should go at least once in their life, but you should probably add Germany to that list as well. You think you know about the history there, but you can’t really comprehend how deep this country is until you walk its streets realizing that 90% of the buildings around you were rubble not too long ago, visit a concentration camp, tour the castles, or just sit back in a beer garden and see how relaxed day to day life is. Some are so chill they even drink beer for breakfast! 😮 Or maybe that is why they are all so chill! Hehe. Despite the fact that beer really is a major part of their culture, I still can’t imagine all this country has been through and am truly impressed with their outlook and how far they have come in just 70 years. We all have something to learn from them.
A final and quick video of Germany.
Thank you to everyone who prayed for us and thought about us on our adventures this summer. No sickness and no injuries. We are blessed! We are now back in the “real world” and are rested up for round 2. 🙂