Wanne-Eickel

Wanne-Eickel

Happy Voting Day!
I have been keeping up as much as I can with the Presidential Election. I’ve been asked more than several times by random Europeans, (only after they find out I’m from the US) which candidate I hope wins. After my response, they agree with me and hope he wins the election as well. We will see!

I am finally back in Berlin now. But, it won’t be for very long because I’m leaving for Paris this morning!

I spent several weeks with my friend’s family in the cute town of Wanne-Eickel in West Germany. There, I enjoyed real German home cooked meals, beautiful fall weather, and a fun time with his family (that’s a photo below of his niece and I playing around).
There was a lot of laughing, smiling, gestures, and nodding between my friend’s family and I because we had a language barrier. Somtimes it got a little awkward, but in the end we got our point across.

The first few photos were taken at the Krupp Villa. The other photos were taken at a park.

Berlin and the Festival of Lights

Berlin and the Festival of Lights

It’s now been 2 weeks since I arrived in Germany. I apologize for not updating sooner. It’s been quite an eventful trip! I spent the first week in Berlin. Its such a beautiful city with a great nightlife, history, and currywurst. Unfortunately, I spent a lot of hours in bed because I got sick.
I haven’t been sick in 3 years, of course I have to get sick on my first trip to Europe!

The weather was a lot colder than I’m used to, however, I’m staying in Herne now and the weather has been absolutely beautiful! It’s sunny and warm, no jacket is needed! In the morning, we open all the windows and enjoy a delicious breakfast of fresh breads, cheeses, meats, and spreads. It’s a nice way to start the day. The weather is supposed to turn cold again at the end of the week.

These are a few photos I’ve taken around Berlin. I hope to have some time to post more photos over the next few days. I also have a lot more stories to share, like attending my first European soccer game and almost throwing up on a security guard, meeting my friend’s family, and driving to beautiful cities around Germany like Köln.

Lucky You Live Hawaii

Lucky You Live Hawaii

Many locals in Hawaii say “Lucky You Live Hawaii”. I grew up hearing it and never really believed it till I got older and moved away from the islands.

I took these photos of my very good friend, Maddie, on one of my rare trips back home. I’ve known Maddie for 10 years now, she is a beautiful person inside and out! Definitely one of the most sweetest person I know!

We spent the entire day on the North Shore, met up with friends for a really good lunch, and finished the day off with the best Hawaiian style shave ice!

I have a few more photos from this set, I’ll be sure to post them soon.

Oh, and these photos were taken during the winter. Yes, Hawaii has perfect weather year-round. Now I really do understand the saying,

Lucky You Live Hawaii