So What’s the Deal with Luzern?

Sorry about totally not posting last week.  With Anna visiting I had to divide my time between being in Ravensburg Anna and being in Überlingen and not neglecting T. Anna has flown back to the States today while T is spending the next weeks in his home town.

Why?

His old job requested that he come back to help out on a project.  He will be back in time for us to start our US trip at the end of March (oh yes, that’s still happening).

So it’s now just me with the Dog…..I plan on taking lots of photos of him 🙂 Anyway, this week I do  want to share a few things I have been doing while Anna was here.

We mostly hung out and made little shopping trips around Ravensburg and Friedrichshafen.

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We ate delicious Thai Food

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Then went to the local theatre where they were actually showing Into the Woods….in English! Yeah, sorry Germans – I have no problems watching my American movies in German but damnit, I will watch my Stephen Sondheim musicals in English!  Why? Cause I gotta sing along. In English. In Public. No shame. It’s my thing.

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Anyway, we were both working hard so there was only so much to do during the week but we did make a trip to Switzerland over the weekend.  T has yet to disappoint when it comes to sightseeing – he had originally suggested we go to Italy but we were a little short on time because some other friends had organized a dinner that evening.  So we decided to go for a quick trip into Switzerland – Luzern to be exact.

Where is it? Here:

Notice Ueberlingen is the green star :-)
Notice Ueberlingen is the green star 🙂

It’s a pretty little city nestled in the beginning of the Swiss Alps.  It has a little Italian influence since it is so close to the border. It actually reminded me a little of Venice with it’s oh so lovely bridges.
Unfortunately the day was very cloudy so we couldn’t see the mountains – but there was still plenty to see. And lots of pictures to take.

We found a Starbucks.  This floored me because I live in the part of Germany where there are no Starbucks – just normal mom and pop cafés. I have not had a Starbucks since I moved to Germany so it was an experience (side note: there is a Starbucks next to my parents’ house when I was home in November but honestly I am a HUGE fan of Dunkin’ Donuts.  I will take that over Starbucks any day). But I knew there was definitely not going to be a Dunkin’ Donuts in Europe, so I settled.  We then walked into the old part of Luzern and snapped photos, ate chocolate, and walked some more.

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While I had never heard of Luzern before this day, I definitely have noticed it now. T and I will definitely do a return trip when the weather is warmer so we can take the tram up Mount Pilatus where this iconic Swiss shot was taken:

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It’s only open during the summer so there will be a part 2 of this post in the future!!

Abner definitely gives it a high five:

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Anyway, we found a real gem in Luzern.  If you find yourself in that part of Switzerland, we definitely recommend that you go – you won’t regret it.

Bis Freitag!

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