Germany! I *technically* have been to Germany before, but last time it was just because I was in Luxembourg and I went for a morning jog and ran to Germany, and I saw some giant snails, it was awesome. Anyway, I actually got a German stamp in my passport this time, so it counts for sure, even if it was a REALLY short trip! After some significant travel stress, I’ve decided that I should not travel to countries where I don’t speak the language unless I gain some basic mastery first (it would have saved some significant stress to know the word for airport was “flughaven”).
Anyway, Leipzig is a pretty little city in Germany, and I wish I’d had time to stay longer, because it reportedly has the best zoo in all of Europe. Drat! I had very little free time here, but I mostly spent it wandering around this pretty little park, taking pictures of birds (are you shocked?).
The son of the scientist I was visiting found a FIVE-LEAF clover. I said, “Hey that belongs to Ireland!!”
Lots of humans out on this pleasant afternoon. Shockingly, I was able to wander comfortably in shorts and a t-shirt (this has not yet happened in Ireland)
Thank you for the beautiful trip, Germany!