Thursday, August 4, 2016

All around Konstanz by bike

Long time no see around here. Having finally recieved my BA diploma, Matt and I spent the Midsummer's eve week on Saaremaa and then packed my 7 things to leave for Konstanz for good... or at least for now. We'll see what kind of adventures and surprises are in store for me.

But for now, what (I think) I do best regarding this blog: photos! The Emme was visiting us for a week and since this wasn't her first time here anymore, it was a lot more about chilling and enjoying the weather, which finally decided to play along, or in other words, turn my Mom red all over, haha. Ice cream for lunch and dinner, endless bike trips, sunshine, Konstanzer Weinfest and visiting the local book stores every single day. To those who don't know my Mom well enough: I was not kidding with the last one!

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Viru bog in Lahemaa National Park

Estonia's two most instagrammed nature destinations are probably Meenikunno and Viru swamps - one in the south, one up north. The first day of May was when we finally made it to the second one in Lahemaa National Park. If I thought Meenikunno was rather crowded for a hiking trail, Viru raba on the first warm and sunny sunday of the season, was three times worse. That kind of killed the silent swamp-mood, but I'd still recommend the place if you're looking for something along the north coast. But Meenikunno with its sunset hut remains my all time favorite hiking spot in Estonia. You can see/read about it from my previous posts here and here! In any case, swamps and cross-country skiing tracks remain the top places of you're looking for friendly Estonians!

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Colorful views of Tallinn

Spring makes Estonia so pretty! I've always been on team Riga in the big competition of which of the Baltic capitals has a prettier old town (the competition is tough!), but an early Saturday morning walk through Tallinn on our way to the fluffiest, tastiest, biggest pancakes ever at Kompressor might have just changed my mind. :)

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Easter weekend in Konstanz

You know what's not fun? 16-hour travel days (hooray for travelling between towns with no airports) when you've already been sick for a week. Thankfully the first days of spring, Matt's good care and my happy-place Konstanz brought be back to life soon enough. The trip this time was less about exploring around and more about getting well, studying and hanging out with friends as much as possible. So happy to have such a warm welcome in Germany every time. :) The cherry on top was Easter weekend with a lot of Lindt bunnies and my first ever easter egg hunt.

Also, my photos remind me so much of the German colouring books I used to have as a kid. Things have weird ways of coming back to me.

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