Baltics…here I come!

June 6, 2017
Currently: Chilling in Warsaw after an amazing first day! Spoiler alert: Warsaw is amazing.
 
Helloooooo world!! It’s been way too long. I’m so thrilled to be writing a blog again. My last romp around the world was a two-month voyage across India, Bhutan, and Nepal in search of some kind of clarity. That was October 2015, when I was newly armed with two degrees aaaand no direction in life. Awkward. Flash forward one and a half years, and I managed to land a stable job in Denver, and most importantly, enough vacation time to travel. Right in time for my brother’s wedding in Heidelberg! I tapped my parents to plan a trip through the Baltics. With my new Canva skills (thanks job!) I created a handy dandy little map to show you where my two week travel journey will take me.
Before I begin the most epic road trip of my life, I wanted to give you a taste of the couple of days spent in Germany at my brother’s wedding. Jonny married the absolute love of his life. Julia is kind, supportive, driven, passionate, caring, and most importantly, she speaks English. Just kidding! Not about the English part. That is true.
But really, the Gerber family is lucky to welcome Julia into our family. June third was stunning. The day had no hiccups minus the slight mosquito problem everywhere but Denver seems to have, and I’m so grateful to have been a part of it.
my favorite picture!

 

 

For you culture nerds (shout out!) out there, here’s some fun facts about German weddings I did not know:
1. Bride & groom can choose to partake in these two traditions. I couldn’t make this up if I tried.
    • saw a log together, no chainsaws allowed
    • race each other to cut out a giant heart out of a sheet with the tiniest scissors you can find (J&J opted for this one. It was super cute. It’s happening at my wedding.)
2. They say “Ja” instead of “I do”. Ja. Ja. Ja. If you hesitate *at all* then you have to wait 24 hours until you can get remarried. Ultimate bummer.
3. Garter toss…not really a thing in Germany, but Jonny introduced it and everyone ate it up.
4. German weddings party until 4am. No lies. I was there. Jet lag and all. Just put on some Macklemore (okay letsbehonest, the Cotton Eye Joe works too) and you can find me on the dance floor.
The next afternoon we rushed around to get everyone to the airport and my parents and I drove halfway to Warsaw and ended up in the border town of Goerlitz, which is adorable. But I’ll let the pictures do the talking.
Town square by our restaurant

 

*sings to self* all along the clocktower…
Okay, you made it. Whewwwwww. Get ready for some Warsaw lovin’ next time!!
Lots of love,
Lena

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