when i was going to school at the university of salzburg, my parents came to visit me for 2 whole weeks. i hadn’t seen them in months and i remember riding the train to the munich airport the morning of their arrival and being so excited to see them. i was never homesick in salzburg, yet spending that time with them was much needed.
it was such a weird feeling being in total control of the itinerary. how many family vacations had we been on together prior to that (with my sisters, of course)? my dad was always in control, i think. yet, on this trip, i was making all the reservations, buying the train tickets, saying “we take this bus here” and “this train there”, etc. it was a very strange moment when i realized i had the ability to possess more knowledge on a topic (in this case, international travel) than my parents. i mean, aren’t they supposed to be infinitely smarter than me about everything? ;)
i do hope they visit me again soon because i’d love to re-live this trip from 2009 (can you believe it’s been 2 years, mom?). i thought i’d share some photos of the first leg of our trip when we went to a few different german cities. today we’ll start with freiburg.
freiburg is located in the most southern part of germany – just at the edge of the black forest. and apparently, it’s been meteorologically proven that freiburg is the sunniest and warmest city in all of germany! it’s also one of the most (if not the most) pedestrian and bike-friendly cities in germany; absolutely no cars are allowed in the city center. i love that. i also loved our hotel in freiburg because the breakfast was so amazing (good food is the key to my heart, if you haven’t figured that out by now).