All I can say is – I’m definitely not traveling for the eats. Ugh. Vegan options here are just too heavy for the way I’d like to eat. Honestly, my best meals are makeshift eats from the local market, and I find myself eating very little otherwise. And I’m getting kind of sick of bananas. But alas – I can’t complain because the trip has been awesome.
One thing I love the French for is a yummy Dijon beet salad. Germany has yet to impress me much, but it’s early yet 🙂
One of the grocery stores I went to (we actually did a case about them a year ago!)
A couple short runs (1 outside, 2 on the hotel treadmill) and some in-room yoga. And hiked up a ton of the Eiffel Tower, so there’s that…
I am excited that I found a hot yoga studio just down the block from my hotel here in Berlin. It’ll be interesting because I don’t know diddly about the German language, but I figure I’ve been doing yoga long enough that I’ll be able to follow along just fine!
Okay, busy few days!! I may just tell it in pictures!
Thursday night was spent at the Eiffel Tower, including having dinner at one of the restaurants. We then went to the very top (a combo of a TON of stairs and elevators that move in a diagonal), and had just an incredible view.
After our last class in Paris Friday, and we celebrated with a lovely champagne lunch.
Then, me, NS (HUGE Liverpool fan), and WB left the group to hit up a local bar called Lush to watch the Chelsea v. Liverpool game. Being the ONLY one in a Chelsea shirt (and only 1 of 2 supporters in the place), it was a bit unfriendly at first. That vanished quickly when they realized I was a good sport. The evening was a blast, and we hung out for a long time talking politics with the locals! (They find our situation in the US both hilarious and troubling…pretty much like the rest of us to!). Beyond that, I met some wonderful people, exchanged contact info, and hope to come back soon! (and actually have Chelsea win…).
By the way, NS sang annoying Liverpool songs at me for 2 days. I figure he ought to enjoy it now, because despite Liverpool’s win, Chelsea is still beating them in the EPL standings….
Did pick up a magazine for those rare non-school reading moments…
Yesterday was traveling to Berlin (flight was delayed), but the hotel is freaking amazing! Oh – did I mention that during my stay in Paris a Saudi royal Princess was at my hotel with her entourage? Yeah – there’s that. And the Berlin digs are even better!
Of course D is at home holding down the fort. I missed R’s 13th bday 😦 However, A and M went to her school and took her for lunch in a little picnic – and then Skyped me so we could sing and I could see them. The 6 hr. time difference is probably the worst so far in being able to talk to my family regularly.
So goodnight from Berlin!