The other day, we met up with some friends. Lisa asked me what was it that I was missing now that I was no longer in Germany. As I was writing to my husband to come home sooner, in a car-less existence, my list was easy. After two exact weeks away here are the things I miss about Germany:
- Being able to walk to a grocery story. And not have to message my husband for a SOS service.
- Being able to go to the next city in a train or bus
- Water without ice and mit kohlensäure – normal mild sparkling water
- Castles and forests behind our house
- The ability to plan a vacation to Italy or Austria and reach there in 2-4 hours
- Walking to a dinner place or a coffee shop with real cutlery, non-paper cups and plates not made of plastic.
- People being able to call me Oopasna and not Youpasna
- Hobbyfotos. I am unable to find a shop nearby that can print my postcards.
- Normal non-chemical infested cheap food. The bread has sustained itself for over a week here and I can’t understand how. Organic non-GMO food is rather expensive. Just grocery is expensive in general. I can’t find bakery close-by. A normal croissant or a brezel is missing as well.
- A husband with an evening.
Oh well. There are good things too, like being able to talk in English. But it’s been two quick weeks today and I wonder what’s going to give first…