Since I just can’t keep myself off of the train, Feli and I are spending two days in Heidelberg!
The weather is stunning and the city is *gorgeous*. There’s a really cool vibe here because the city’s so old (over 500 years, I think), but due to the giant university, a large number of the residents are young, resulting in a combination of gorgeous old style architecture and vibrant lifestyles.
I love it!
We spent our day basically ignoring any plan whatsoever and just walking, people-watching, and window-shopping. You’d be surprised at the number of people in Germany who can play the accordion, and do so on the street. It’s awesome.
We ate lunch at a bar/restaurant type deal with an atmosphere that was… Asian/pirate/garden? I’m not really sure, but I think if I lived here, I”d go there quite often.
We found this little indie theater and saw Moonrise Kingdom (minus the first five minutes — punctuality is not my strong suit) with german subtitles, so Feli could understand, since of course her English needs so much work;) It’s a film directed by Wes Anderson, and if you’ve enjoyed his other works, I do recommend you go see this one. Why? Because Bill Murray and Bruce Willis, that’s why.
We shared a room in the (surprisingly nice) youth hostel with a very pleasant Korean woman who spoke excellent german.
It’s hard to type a witty conclusion sentence when I’m on a bus. So. Later!