To sum it up: it was a jolly fine day, the sun was shining the whole time we were there, we ate some ice cream and waffle, took a walk along the river and ate a whole lot more.

We went to Strasbourg last Sunday, we were a bit disappointed for not being able to go to a French countryside to volunteer at a local farm so why not just get away for a day to the nearest city in France.. (from where we live)

We cooked quiche and vegetarian burger the night before, made green smoothie in the morning and took the train to a pretty little French town at the borderline called Wissembourg. The sun was unfortunately still a little bit shy so it was a bit cloudy there, but we managed to get around the city on foot whilst waiting for our train to Strasbourg. It has a small river, La Lauter, and cute little alleys with cute little houses.

We continued to Strasbourg one-and-a-half-hour later and so glad that we had big luck with the weather. It was spring-day warm, the sun was shining, the people were so friendly.. after asking for a city map we decided to explore the city on foot. We found the cathedral which resembles the K├Âlner Dom (the Cologne cathedral) a lot and met some nice Malaysian girls who were kindly willing to take pictures of us haha

After some ice cream and waffle break and a successful french convo buying an Easter chocolate bunny at the patisserie, we took a walk along the river (not sure what it's called, but I think it's the Rhine?)
And of course we didn't look at the time. So when we realized we only had 9 minutes to hop on the train back to Germany, we didn't know where we were actually. Fortunately, there was this really nice Frenchman who explained to us the way to the train station despite our limited ability to understand what he was trying to say in French. And that's not all. We almost took the wrong train 2 minutes before our actual train left. My fault. Obviously. But we made it!
We also brought Lisa a baguette and a postcard.
It was not a bad weekend after all and I can't wait for some more adventures!

Cheers xx
So as you might or might not know, I don't celebrate my own birthday. In fact, I appreciate even if someone just to write 'hb' (read: happy birthday) on my Facebook wall. And this year I am so so grateful that I could spend my birthday surrounded by the people (and pets included) that I love.

This post is also a thank-you post for everyone who made my day on February 25th, which means every single one of you who gave me hugs and kind wishes <3

I started off the day pretty well, because I woke up earlier than usual and the sun was out so I decided to go jogging at the park. As I went home, my flatmate was already awake, he gave me a hug (yes, despite my dirty, sweaty clothes and face) and we had breakfast together. My other flatmate woke up a bit later and turned out she secretly baked me a cake the other night! I blew off the candle and everybody went off to uni.

And then my friends showed up, we cooked together and ate vegetable curry AND vanilla ice cream AND a huge slice of another cake. That was a lot, I know.

A couple of days later, my girl friends also showed up, brought me an ice cream cake (how good is that?) And we ate it together and it was gone in no time!

So yeah, for someone who didn't plan on celebrating her birthday, that turned out to be really festive. I'm extremely grateful that so many of you cared enough to wish me a happy birthday and good prayers. It all comes back to you guys!! <3 even more amazing is that I feel like I've found a home in another place away from home.. hopefully we'll all have thousands of nice things to celebrate and be grateful of in the next years.

Xx Rara