After a week of rather cold and harsh weather I woke up to blue skies yesterday morning. I really enjoy the mornings in Heidelberg. It is something special to live in a rather small city that recieve over 11 million visitors every year – the majority of them visiting the Altstadt where we live. That means if you want a calm Saturday walk you have to be up early before the day´s visitors arrive.
The Plöck was rather calm and many cafes and shops were not yet open for business. At the university library I took left and continued along the Hauptstraße to Kornmarkt. However, as I came closer to Kornmarkt and the Castle I realized that I had not been up early enough.
I continued up to the Schlossgarten to check out the view. On a good day like yesterday it is possible to see all the way to Ludwigshafen and the hills of Pfalz. In 2012 I spent an exchange semester at Universidad de Granada in Spain. I came to love Granada because of the old Moorish architecture, the beautiful backdrop of the Sierra Nevada and la Alhambra as well as the international feeling. Heidelberg somehow has a bit of these qualities too and I am quite convinced that we made a good decision moving here, and not to Mannheim or Ludwigshafen.
I have always had a hard time to stay in one place, my Fernweh is constant. It is a part of my heart and soul. So far Germany and Heidelberg is new for me, I experience something new every day. When we came back to Europe this summer I was quite happy to not travel, but now the feeling is there again, the desire to just go away and explore something totally unknown.