I have a lot of photos that I haven’t gotten around to uploading as promptly as I should have. Today I managed to upload a few and I thought I would share three of my favorite shots out of the bunch. You can, of course, see all of my photos on my Flickr stream.
In case you hadn’t noticed, I kind of took the weekend off from blogging. That’s not to say I didn’t take the weekend off—at least not the entire weekend.
Friday I got to be present at one of America’s traditional rights of passage: a sixteen year old getting his drivers license. It was, oddly, anti-climatic.
As it was dark when we arrived, CQ and I had no idea what the area looked like until we woke up in the morning.
For me, that first glimpse came at 06:30 or so when I emerged from the hut and looked around. We’d walked across a grassy field after dinner and I had [...]
It’s been a great weekend.
Yesterday I took the long walk that I’d been thinking about—from Weimar to Hopfgarten, a small village west of Weimar. I timed it perfectly. Minutes after I walked back into my flat the rain started.
I then made bread and homemade pizza. The pizza dough used a recipe that my [...]
Today is Independence Day in Armenia!
I’m going off to the parade, which is at 10 in Republic Square. It should be massive fun. After that I am not sure what my plans are, probably to visit museums in the city center.
Yesterday I mailed 30 postcards (9,000 dram) to points in Europe and North [...]
Today was this year’s Wandertag.
Wandertag is a school and corporate tradition in Germany where armies of coworkers are encouraged to go out and have fun on a hike!
This year’s Wandertag was a trip to Saalfeld, a city located in southern Thüringia. After our early start and early arrival, a local guide took [...]
I took a walk today, going from Weimar to Hopfgarten, a village that is about 5km west of Weimar along the train tracks. I also took a few photos, but have been too lazy to download the pictures to my computer, so you’ll have to wait.
Hope you had a great Sunday!
PS- Hopfgarten was [...]
Today was Wandertag – or, as we would term such an event in English, Hiking Day.
I could insert a joke that plays on German stereotypes, but I won’t. Suffice to say that my mere suggestion of it will cause some of you to figure it out. However, if you do, or don’t, please remember [...]
Landgrafen Tower — Jena
Originally uploaded by elmada.
So earlier this week, I climbed to the top of the hill above my flat.
Knowing myself, I realized that once I return to Weimar, I will loose any enthusiasm for climbing to the top of a hill in Jena.
What had attracted me to [...]