We took the train from Budapest to Nuremberg to visit our friends Martina and Heiko and their son Jonas. We haven’t seen them since their wedding 3 years ago, or so. So it was really good to catch up with them.
They showed us around the lovely old town of Nuremberg – there’s a castle, some beautiful churches and a big town square, which hosts a big Christmas market come December.
We were fed well too – yummy cheeses, parsley pesto, delicious bread and Bavarian sausages with sweet mustard. The Nurembergers might not like our choice of sausage – there’s a movement (a jovial one I think) to leave Bavaria and unite the old region of Frankonia.
Thanks Heiko, Martina and Jonas for a great time!
It’s been great to be back in Germany. I really like this country – things work well, people are friendly, there’s great food, it’s got interesting buildings and beautiful scenery. Every time I come to Germany I have a fantastic time.
The best thing about this particular quick drop-in to Germany has been catching up with Heiko, Martina and Jonas. I met Heiko and Martina at university (they were in Brisbane as exchange students) and I’ve managed to visit them a few times since. Now they have a beautiful little baby boy and they’re a very happy family.
Unfortunately, a few of the pesky Hungarian ants that plagued us in Budapest travelled with us and tried to escape on Heiko and Martina’s living room floor – but I don’t think they got very far and they seemed to entertain Jonas for a while.
Thanks for having us stay guys – it’s been really great to see you again.