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Summer Weekend Getaways

London, UK
Amidst studying for final exams, a mini break was much needed, so Max and I hopped over to London for the weekend. We stayed with my friend Kaley and her boyfriend in Islington, and certainly made the most out of the 36 hours we had together. Touristy things weren’t at the top of our list due to our time constraint, but I think we covered the most important bases. We brunched, we shopped, we boozed, we clubbed, we gossiped, we met up with Max’s sister, and we even street food festivaled. Thank god for easyJet, because one weekend wasn’t nearly enough time with my baby Kale.

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Islington, north London

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Islington, north London

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Islington, north London

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West End, London

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Hampstead, London

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Hampstead, London

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Hampstead, London

Freiburg, Germany
Two weeks after London, we headed to Freiburg, where I attended my first Germany wedding! There were no extraordinary differences between this wedding and American weddings, save for the whole language barrier at the actual ceremony, but it was beautiful nonetheless. After the town hall ceremony, we had a champagne toast for the newlyweds in Freiburg’s animal park, and then went to a Biergarten downtown for the real party. Hats off to the bride and groom for a perfect celebration.

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Basel, Switzerland

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Freiburg

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Freiburg

Weißensee, Austria
I had my last and most dreadful exam (I’m looking at you, Corporate Finance) at 10am on a Thursday, and at 11:30am, my friend Julia and I celebrated our freedom with the free flow of Aperol spritz’s. Later that afternoon, I flew to Munich where I met Max, and from there we drove all night long with a couple of friends to Weißensee. The considerably draining 24 hours thankfully proved to be worthwhile when we saw the view from our lake house. The six of us hiked, BBQ’d, lounged by the lake, swam, relaxed, and I fit in some breathtaking lakeside runs. It was a very chill weekend spent in the beautiful Austrian countryside.

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Rimbeck, Germany
Our friend Kathi recently moved from NYC back to Germany, so it was only fitting that we spend a weekend in her hometown to get a taste of that German village life. Rimbeck is home to less than 50 residents, and is located in the Harz mountains, on the border between east and west Germany. In fact, it’s the last town in east Germany, so we were able to visit the former inner German border. Between cribbage games, drinks, and hottubbing, we fit in a lovely hike and explored more of the Harz. Kathi, thank you for a wonderful tour of Rimbeck and the surrounding fairytale towns and countryside!

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Rimbeck

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Rimbeck

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The former inner German border between East Germany and West Germany

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The former inner German border between East Germany and West Germany

 

A much anticipated beach vacay is just around the corner…stay tuned!

 

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2 Comments

  1. Carol S. Woodruff says

    Beautiful pictures! Writing, as always, is superb..can’t wait to see you soon..if you get to Friday eve happy hours, we’ll try your German against the two ladies here! Grams

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