maio 21, 2007
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I always imagined Germany like a Fairy Tale book. A place where every flower is planted in the right place, every house is designed in a harmonic way; every window is painted in the right color, and so far. And almost everything was like my imagination.
We landed in Frankfurt on April 14th, 36 hours after we left our home in Salvador. We were not just tired, we were plain exhausted. As soon as we landed, we could feel the difference in people education, the way everyone behaves. I am really sorry to say, but after 4 years living in Bahia, I almost forgot that people can be well educated, polite and extremely cordial.
Before we left, we scheduled a shuttle with the Hotel, so we wouldn't get lost in our way to Heidelberg.
It was an 85 km / 54 mile trip that just took my breath away. I will never forget the first view of a Castle, an Auto-bahn and all the cars speeding without limits right beside you.
We chose Heidelberg to just recharge our batteries and enjoy a little time before the "touristy" madness started.
Heidelberg is a small city with 140000 habitants and only 109km2 areas. The main attraction is the Heidelberg Schloss. It is a Castle ruin and one of the most famous in Germany. The Castle sits 80 m above the Neckar River. The views over there are breathtaking. We spent a whole afternoon walking around the Castle and in its Gardens. You can see the pictures on the web site.
By the end of the day we treated ourselves with a nice typical dinner in a local micro brewery, Veal Sausage, Sauerkraut and an extremely nice beer.
On our second day, we spent the day walking around the city. We saw wonderful buildings, nice people, nice squares, wonderful shops (of course) and nice caffees.
The churches are a chapter all by itself. We've been to the Jesuit Church there and I felt in love with it.
~Kisses and Hugs~