So yes, enough with backtracking. Or at least, enough with so far backtracking. Yesterday, I met up with Devin, Rachel, and Todd in Hamburg. Devin, Rachel, and Todd are all AFS USA. Two other girls- Alejandra and Marethe (or something like that), also joined us, and even Lotta and Mia joined us for a while. We did some Christmas shopping and sight seeing, and we checked out Hamburg's Weihnachtsmarkt. It's got nothing on Luebeck's.
Unfortunately, I didn't take too many pictures of that. I'm waiting for Devin to put his on Facebook, and then maybe I can add them. We'll see. What I do have, though:
A relatively epic photo of the Rathaus, albeit a little blurry.
The remains of our dinner. Merethe's pants ripped, so the girls went off an looked for some jeans. Us men, meanwhile, had much more important things to do. Todd happened to have a coupon for a free jar of Bruschetta, from REWE, a grocery store here. We got the Bruschetta, but then we realized that you can't eat bruschetta without baguette. So then we grabbed a baguette from the bakery. THEN we realized that our meal would be that much classier with a bottle of wine, so we found a nice Italian red and a few cups. Then we figured that we had come this far, we may as well go all out and grab a candle, for effect. Finally, we shared a very lovely candlelit meal of baguette and bruschetta with Italian wine on the streets of Hamburg. Pretty classy.
Later, Todd, Rachel, Devin, and Marethe came back to Luebeck to spent the night at my house. We raided the supermarket, grabbed some quesadilla stuff, eggs, peppers, and a few drinks, hit up the movie store, picked up some badass Viking beer and Feuerzangenbowle, and then came here. 16 quesadillas, a couple glasses of distilled Viking, a classic deutsch film, and some friends together makes for a pretty good night.
BUT this morning is snowed! I'm not too happy about that, but I guess it was inevitable. It had to happen sometime. And I can't lie- while snow is cold, wet, dirty, and not fun, at least it looks nice.