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And now for something completely different…

I spent this week in a small town in Germany, called Oerlinghausen. I have to admit it was quite refreshing to leave the 30 degrees in Greece and arrive at 10 degrees Celsius. I got to wear coat and use my umbrella! We lived at St. Hedwig-Haus which was located at the beginning of the forest, surrounded by trees and green. The nature was breathtaking!

The weather was rainy and foggy for the most part, with intervals of sunshine. The people there were immensely friendly and great hosts. The food was a feast each time, including barbecue, and traditional German dishes. I have to admit we were beyond satisfied. Also the drinks were in abundance, from German wines, to local beers, and schnapps (a bit too strong for me)!

We visited RecyclingBörse! a non-profit company which was founded to provide work to unemployed local residents, utilizing donations like appliances, books, records, cds, dvds, vhs, furniture, clothes, bicycles and resold them. Additionally, there were designers who remodeled things.

The other amazing excursion was to Freilicht museum at Detmold, which is an open-air museum featuring a small village of the olden-times as they truly were! I cannot explain exactly how amazing it was.

All in all this journey was a brief excursion from the daily routine, and provided me with time-off from the internet (stupid iphone could not connect to the wireless), and on this note, i would like to note that while in Holland there were many trains with free wi-fi, but the same did not hold true for Germany. Furthermore, Frankfurt’s airport provides travelers with 30 minutes of free wi-fi, but Dusseldorf’s airport does not. Just making notes for the travelers out there.

Update: Some pictures from the trip

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