Hello everyone, it's me again, finally!
This past month has been so hectic I had almost forgotten you (not) people! A lot has happened since the last time we talked, internship stuff like theater festivals, lectures, literature, or moves, new jobs, good and bad news...but all is getting back to normal now.
Having such an incredibly busy time with so much going on has been an incredible learning experience. Not only have i learnt that with calm and patience one can overcome almost anything and to appreciate what I have (I may not lead a very fancy life, but I'm certainly a very lucky and happy duck! quack quack!), but also that I get bored incredibly easy. Now that the waters are going back to their course, I find myself with way too much free time. What to do, what to do, I think to myself, TIME FOR BLOGGING! of course :)
Since I have been so M.I.A. and I think may be a bit too late to tell you all about the wonderful things I've been doing lately here I leave you with a (photo) recap of the month!
Firstly, I visited the famous Freimarktsumzug
with is a huge parade in which groups of people, associations and businesses, participate by wearing the craziest costumes and riding the craziest parade floats, and give away (more like throw to kill) candy to the bystanders while cruising the city to the main square where the final vote takes place. Winning is an honor and by the time the verdict is out...90% of participants are fairly inebriated.
It was quite some experience, as you can see from the images. There was over 250 participant teams so it went on for quite a while but it was definitely worth the while. Met some wonderful people, and had a jolly good time in the process.
A few days later I was lucky enough to having to help out at an event I had always been curious about, the celebration of the Mexican Día de Muertos (Day of the dead)
where the living ones commemorate their dead loved ones by "partying it up" with "Pan de muerto" and a special spiced hot chocolate, and music and dance are heard all around. Decorations are very colorful and personal, as most of them have something to do to what the person loved during their time on earth.
I have to admit that the chocolate wasn't my cup of tea but the bread...oh, that was a piece of home-baked heaven. With that in my belly started my half-year-living-in-Germany-versary and my friend I's one-year-living-in-Germany-versary. As it happened to be a Sunday we celebrated by going to our favorite brunch spot, it couldn't be any other way, the Hofbräuhaus
. Unfortunately, we were enjoying ourselves so much that we forgot to capture it on camera, but you get an idea...lots of delicious Bavarian delicacies, great conversations and lots of hysterical laughter after our bellies couldn't take any more. Then we went to a n indoor bbq!
Later on, the place I do my internship at organized a Theater Festival, to which I got to attend. It was great. Two companies where brought to town to represent three plays. Caramba Teatro
represented ¡Ay, Carmela!
by José Sanchís Sinisterra
and also Metamorfosis de Arlequín
And lastly, a few days ago, in between moving and working and learning the local slang, I celebrated one more year of me on this planet with a bunch of amazing people and with amazing food (a.k.a. Flammkuchen) of which I'll make a post soooooon cos it is certainly delicious!
It was such a beautiful day to have a birthday! The perfect fall day, sunny and cool, but not too cold. And got so much chocolate...omnomnom
Oh, yeah almost forgot, did I mention I've moved? Yes, I had to move...to a beautiful new place, and right now in the process of furnishing, which is a challenge I'm gladly accepting :) Bring it on IKEA
days! Any decoration/furnishing suggestions are always more than welcome!
It turned out to be such a long post, got carried away, but I've been so bad at keeping you guys up to date that I thought you deserved a bit of an extra this time!
So, what have you all been up to these days??
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