Yes, YOURS! I have 2 requests, dear Blog Follower.
First, now that my acceptance to the university seems imminent (fingers crossed), I can move on to more interesting things, like TRAVEL! Based on the academic calendar of the university, I am making a list of tentative times I could take trips and matching them up with places I want to go. Here’s what I have so far. Requests for suggestions look like this.
- Prague with my roommate and some of her friends (Yay Aggi! She reads my blog!)
- Cologne for DAAD orientation, followed by individual sight-seeing there and a day or 2 at Schönstatt
- We have Reformation Day (a Monday) off: any good Halloween destinations in/around East Germany?
There’s a holiday on a Wednesday during November, so since I am already planning on having no classes on Monday or Friday, I think a longer trip is in order. My plan right now is London and Scotland. (A friend from UT is in London currently, plus I’ve never been, and a friend from my time in Freiburg is at St. Andrew’s in Scotland!) What should be on my list for 5-6 days in these places?
- Prague with my family
- Via Facebook, maybe a rendezvous with the Bermans in Brussels??? Maybe.
- If Brussels doesn’t work out, I’ll have a few days between Christmas and classes starting again. Where should I go??
Not much in the way of holidays during January. I’ll leave this one up to the Research Fates and see how much time I have to travel 🙂
Semester break! During this time, I’ll probably take a trip to Spain once Daniel is there. Besides that, I need some inspiration for trips. Maybe a few 5-7-day trips during each of which I could see several cities? (Gotta multi-task!) I have already been to and will therefore probably eliminate Vienna, Krakow, and Berlin.
- Somewhere awesome for Easter?? Have heard of some cool places in Spain
- Any special places to celebrate May Day? This would probably be a day trip.
- A long weekend in Freiburg.
- Pentecost Week in Norway/Sweden/Denmark, I think! We have a whole week off, so I have my eye on the Swedish Water House and some sites from Kristin Lavransdatter, which I fortunately finished before I left the states!
After that, there aren’t many holidays to speak of, and I might need to make up for some research time lost while doing all this traveling 🙂 However, I guess I would appreciate some recommendations for places in Europe that are fun but not crazy-touristy during the summer months? Thanks to anyone who offers their input (in the comments or by email or something). I know i’ve asked for suggestions before; they haven’t gone ignored 🙂
Second, something a little less ground-breaking: I acquired this nice swatch of fabric at the Opera open house the other day.
They were giving away scraps, and this is the biggest one I could find. Plus, the pattern is nice and the colors aren’t terrible. What kind of little on-the-train hand-sewing project could I turn this into? Or should I just use it as a babushka?