Kasia was the next person who visited me in Heidenheim. Too bad that we spent together just 4 days… However, it is better that than nothing :)
On Monday evening she landed in Stuttgart, where we stayed for a night enjoying the night life and sightseeing a little bit.
On Tuesday we came back to Heidenheim city. My friends joined us in the evening when we went to the castle and tried some Schwabian delicious dishes.
I received a lovely greenish dress for my B’Day <3
Kasia took part in my classes and learned a lot about purchasing strategy.
Thank you Honey for the time in Heidenheim! Can’t wait to see you again soon! :)
My lovely best friend arrived to Germany on the 28th of April because of my Birthday. Despite being sick, she wasn’t afraid of the long journey and we had a chance to spend a nice week together in Germany. My friends from Germany accompanied us all the time.
Monday evening in Hdh - playing games <3
Guess which city we visited :P
On the 1st of May we had a trip to the Lake of Konstanz. Nice weather, crazy crew, breathtaking views… The day couldn’t have been better.
Now I share the flat with my little angels from Germany. Michi and Caro - the best people to live with. We cook together, watch movies, play scrabble and LAUGH a lot!
All of us celebrated Birthday recently.
Caro’s BIG Day - 16.04
Her boyfriend from Singapore flew to Germany for the very first time. We had a little grill party in Heike’s garden.
The cutest couple ever :)
With Christine and Julian
Fai’s last evening in Hdh
Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos from Michi’s BDay (27.04). Just one me, Lisa and Christine did in the bathroom. It was a crazy party but the details shouldn’t be published, haha :)
Finally on the 3rd of May I turned 22. Being so old doesn’t mean that the little child in me passed away. Just the opposite. My lovely flatmates bought the sweetest cake ever - pink Hello Kitty cake!
We celebrated in very Polish way. Thank to everyone who made this day unforgettable!
I neglected my tumblr for a while… There was so much going on… Too bad that I started enjoying the time in Germany so late. Now I don’t feel like saying Goodbye to all the great people I met here within last 2,5 years. although I am excited about moving back to Lodz, my home town. Thank’s God I still have got 6 weeks to enjoy the time in Germany :)
Munich Reunion! Lisa, my flat mate, Anna, Azubine and me visted students from Stuttgart - Lisa and Alex. Crazy party in Stuttgart! :)
I spent Easter at home
After I had came back from Poland, Lisa ,my lovely flatmate from Munich, paid a visit to Hdh :)
Ania visited Germany in the end of February. After enjoying the snow in Austria she spent a few days in Munich and arrived on the 26th to Heidenheim. We had a lot of fun chatting (exchanging gossips!), laughing and taking pictures all day long. On the 27th Ania joined one my classes, process management, and was surprised how easy going my profs are.
As I am a good guide we climbed up to the Hellenstein Castle. The original castle was built in the 12th century by the Hellenstein Family and several times renovated.
On Thursday I joined Ania in Augsburg, where studies a friend of us, Natalia. I haven’t seen Natalia for 5 years but we got along with each other very well. I stayed at her place till Sunday enjoying the Erasmus-students life.
Germans celebrate Karneval… Oh, actually I should write that they honestly LOVE Karneval!
In the south of Germany carnival is called Fasching. Faschingsumzug (carnival parade) is a proof German love to Fasching. Each village has got its own Fachingverein (carnival society) and the members of the society prepare the costumes the whole year.
We saw the Fachingumzug in Weisenhorn. It’s a small town next to Ulm. We ate typical breakfast in Bayern (white sausage, beer and brezel) and they started to drink at 10 am.! o.O Michcio dressed up as a Jack Sparrow, I should have been a butterfly (unfortunately I didn’t even get one picture with my wings) and Michi, who invited us, was a superman.
On the weekend we cherished the shopping main street in Stuttgart and took a look at the king’s palace. Lisa, my friend from BSH, showed us around.
We spent some nice nights in Heidenheim too :) Unfortunately, Michi left on Monday :(
Last weekend Kerstin invited me to her hometown, Nußbach. It’s a small village close to French boarded surrounded by beautiful wine yards, apple orchards and strawberry fields. The village looked so beautiful covered with the snow. I can imagine that in summer this place looks like heaven.
We spent Saturday in Strasbourg… Such a cute city! Surprisingly one of the most important cities in EU is quite small. The city has got less than 300.000 inhabitants.
We started our tour in the Old Town walking around and enjoying good weather. We visited the gothic Cathedral Notre Dame with its famous astronomical clock. Every time I see a gothic church I am amazed that in Middle Ages people were able to build such huge buildings.
Personally I enjoyed very much Petit France, an area of Strasbourg, where river Ill splits up into a number of canals. It is surrounded by many Fachwerkhäuser, medieval half-timbered houses.
We had enough time to visit European Parliament. We couldn’t go inside the building but there was an exhibition commemorating how we, Europeans, fought for freedom. There were photos of Solidarity, The Berlin Wall, European Soldiers in Africa or Carnation Revolution… The exhibition should be proof that the EU deserves the Nobel Prize.
Wreszcie udalo mi sie odwiedziec moja kochana Kasienke! Nie ma nic lepszego niz spotkanie z przyjaciolka! Bylysmy zaproszone na wesele taty Georgii, wspollokatorki Kasi. Wesele bylo slodkie i wzruszajace! Nie spodziewalam, ze ludzie w rzeczywistosci opowiadaja zabawne anegdotki podczas toastu, a nie ograniczaja sie do standardowego “Zdrowie mlodych!”.
I finally visited my lovely friend Kasia and spent last weekend in Liverpool. There is nothing like spending time with my best friend! We were invited to the wedding reception of Georgia’s father. Georgia is Kasia’s flat mate. The wedding was so cute and traditional toast impressed me a lot. I thought that proposing a funny toasts happens only in the movies :)
We looked gorgeous (oh, u have to admit that!) and had a lot of fun :)
I loved the architecture! The buildings were amazing :) Second pic, right side: the Albert Dock - complex of warehouses and dock buildings, major tourist attraction in the city. Today there located many gift shops, Tate Liverpool and the Beatel’s Museum. Walking around the museum I felt like singing and dancing to the best songs ever! (right after Beyonce)
Ratusz / Co troche zimno bylo mi w rece.
City Hall. As u can see my hands were freezing :)
Doesn’t it feel like Christmas? Yes, it feels lovely! Christmas Market in Liverpool.
Gdybym nie odwiedzila Kasienki, to highlightem tygodnia bylaby Marina! Show bylo N I E Z I E M S K I E. Przechodzily mi ciarki po plechach od jej glosu! Mrs Diamandis (tak, to tez Greczynka!) brzmiala lepiej na zywo niz na plycie.
If I hadn’t visited Kasia, the concert of Marina would have been the highlight of the week! The show was I N C R E D I B L E! Her voice gave me the creeps! Just WOW. Mrs Diamandis (yes, she is Greek!) sounds better live than on the CD.
With Alex on the concert.
Time goes by very quickly… It has already been a month since I moved to Munich. Munich… city of beer, opera and the heart of Bavaria.
Pic taken during Oktoberfest. I find it very funny that tourist from all over the world come to Munich to drink beer two weeks long. Especially that most of them do not really have any memories :)
I was in Schloss Nymphenburg, a barogue palace in Munich where the kings of Bavaria used to spend summer holiday.
In the middle of October I went to Stanberger See. Very nice lake 30 minutes away from Munich with a great view on Alps. It was very sunny and some brave people swam!
This weekend the weather changed… That was the view from my window :)
The last pic… Anna, Lisa, me and Anna. Annas study in Ravensburg and work in BSH with me. Lisa is my flatmate and she works for BSH too.
Honestly, I didn’t expect Munich to be so good! :)
Time goes by… It is my 12th week in Istanbul. Time rich in adventures, exciting moments, breathtaking views… On the other hand days full of tears and discouragement. Hopefully I will have a chance to visit this fabulous city again. Not even to see these touristic must-see places but to feel the spirit of the crowd - cosmopolitans wearing great labels like Louis Vuitton or DKNY, some really handsome Turkish guys (one of the biggest surprises!), beautiful women wearing head scarfs, poor children selling you tissues or Gypsies asking if you want to hear about your future. All of this totally different attitudes to life seem to be in a right place - here you can feel the tolerance to do whatever you want, to be whoever you wish you were. What I will miss most? Little streets surrounded by tenements, vintage shops and restaurants serving best chicken kebab :) Sitting by the Bosporus and trying to count minarets. Tavli and nargile, which will seem so fake in German or Polish pubs.
Did you know that …
the only room I haven’t seen a picture of Ataturk is my hotel room?
… Youtube was banned in Turkey for 30 months because of security reasons? - security reasons: some parodies of Ataturk were very popular videos
… in 2010 Turkish people voted in constitutional referendum? After the referendum a lot changes were made. E.g. Turkish girls were able to wear burka in public places and at the universities. Before it was forbidden as the religion and state institution could not interfere with each other!
… there were 4 military putsches in 1960, 1971, 1980 and 1997?
… in 1999 city was damaged by a very strong earthquake?
… Turkish people are very hospitable? They always do their best to help foreigners!
… officially Istanbul has got 13 Million inhabitants? According to official researches it is the second largest metropolitan area in Europe - after London. Some sources claim that population of the city might even be higher than 18 Millions!
… real Turkish guy can smoke a whole hookah on his own?
… social care in companies is ensured by law? Employee must receive a lunch for free if they spend the afternoon in the office. Most of the companies have got a shuttle bus service too. When I was sick a company service brought me medicines to my office o.O
… there are 15 Million Kurdish people in Turkey who would like to proclaim an independent republic - Kurdistan
… all public institutions have got high security level? Even if you want to go to shopping mall you will be checked as if it was an airport.
… Turkish people bring their children to the office when they don’t have school? :) last days i felt like in primary school in the office?
… Turkish guys are real gentlemen? it will be hard to get used to German boys again :D !!!!!
Honesty, to some extend I love this country :)