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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Lohrer Fest Woche 2011

Friday, a day where every Lohrite waited in anticipation. It was the beginning of the 66th Spessartwoche or Beer fest, to be held for a week!!

Everybody gathered at the Schlossplatz where the procession with the barrel of beer was to begin.

The mayor along with his wife shaking a leg or two as the brass band performs.

Colorful uniforms, hats and feathers.

Ladies dressed in the traditional German dress....the dirndl

Colorful rides....

Crazy rides...


The beer tent which seats around 4500 people.

And finally the less than half filled mug of beer.....:D

Keep watching for this space for more shots from the Spessartwoche this coming week..:)
Unknown Mami

Thursday, July 28, 2011

It's been a year and eight months........ They speak, read and write german well. 
They even have their favorite german TV shows...

Yet, there are times they need to reconnect with their favorite programs from the past...:)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

It ain't feeling like summer...

We woke up to a single digit temperature. And it's supposed to be summer. The sun should be shining, the beer gardens should be full, there should be people all around laughing and having a good time..... But it ain't that way, cause it is rainy and cold...:(

So, what's your today like?? Head on over to Communal Global and share your world with us...

Monday, July 18, 2011

Summer color in Lohr

Is your town bursting with the colors of summer?? Well our's sure does and I managed to get out of the house and grab some shots before it all ends. Am glad I did cause I was very surprised to see that the autumn sales have already begun!!! Oh come on, I want summer to last forever....:)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Our Vacation home in Brienz, Switzerland.

The best part for us, about living in Deutschland is the ability to be able to travel to other countries. To our good luck, Lohr am Main is positioned so nicely on the map that we are roughly 3 to 4 hours away from the borders of the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Luxembourg,Switzerland, Austria, and the Czech Republic. Though it will be a dream come true to really be able to experience cultures in these different countries, am grateful for the fact that we are able to soak in and enjoy whatever comes our way. And one way of doing this is by living in a ferienwohnung or a vacation home as it is called. 

(Lavender flowers outside the windows)

Not only do you get to experience living in an authentic home, you are surrounded by locals too, which gives you an opportunity to have a quick chat. Be it the baker, butcher, souvenir or a wine shop, people are curious to know about you, where you come from and love telling stories about their village or town and also have the best suggestions to give you, sometimes advice the tourist information may have overlooked.

(Lake Brienz as seen from our vacation home)

We discovered the joys of living in a vacation home by chance. Having got fed up living in crammed hotel rooms and paying double the price (quadruple rooms cost a bomb!!), our first experience in a ferienwohnung took us by surprise. Not only did we have an entire house all to ourselves with the kids having their own room, we loved the fact that we could also have breakfast in our pajamas, the lazy way..:) There was no mad rush to freshen up, dress and run down before the breakfast counter closed!!

(The herbs in the kitchen garden and the table where we sat up late nights drinking wine and looking out into the lake and mountains)

The past few months have seen us holidaying in some beautiful homes. All the while it never struck me to take shots of the places we lived. Not being forgetful this time, I did manage to take a few before leaving. Saved the best for last. Below are all views from different rooms of the house at different times(either early morning or late night)

(The village of Brienz)

Unknown Mami

Have a nice week everybody. I hope to write more stories about our Swiss travel here on the blog!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Am alive!!!

 Till then, keep guessing where this paradise on earth is??