Trying to pose by one of the fountains by the castle gardens
I have been struggling for some time to find the perfect time to travel with Afri back to Finland for the holidays. Originally, we were supposed to leave at the very end of this month to go back. However, due to a Uni excursion to Italy, which will take 10 days at the end of this month, I had to have a slight change of plans and travel home earlier with Afri and then travel back here myself.
At the Heidelberg Castle
As many of you may know, ticket prices for trains and such often do not make any sense; one day you pay 40 e and the next day for that exact same trip, you may pay 140 e.
In the Altstadt with a view of the Heidelberg Castle
The only time I got to fit into our schedule was leaving tomorrow! Crazy,huh? These tickets were reserved 2 days ago… I am a bit sad that I have to do this already now, I was hoping to do it later so we could have more summer time in Germany together. But because of this, Afri will get to enjoy the Finnish summer one month in advance.
We’ll be taking almost the exact same route as before meaning we’ll first go to Copenhagen via the DB,then Stockholm via SJ and finally Turku via Viking Line. We’ll be arriving in Finland on Thursday morning and then I will be flying right back to Germany the very next day. Talk about a busy week!
Afri will be staying with my family until I fly back at the beginning of August. It’ll be great visiting home, even if it’s just for that one day, but I will miss not having her around for a month.
Ruins of one of the castle towers
In August I have a few lake and sea trips planned for us! I think Afri has been missing those as well 🙂 I certainly have!
Still need to clean the apartment and ofcourse pack! Thankfully our train leaves in the evening, so I can go to class in the morning, a long walk with Afri and the gym. I decided I wont be taking my big suitcase with me, because I would have to wait for ages at the airport.
Entrance to the ghrotto where we managed to see some bats!
This time I will actually write a proper description of our trip back and attempt to take pictures! Even though Afri wont be with me for most of this month, this blog wont be dead for that time 🙂