Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Goodbye Germany

With each pasisng day, the date when I say goodbye to Germany (hopefully not forever) comes closer. Just wanted to put down a few things that endeared me to this lovely country...things I am sure I will miss...
- The trains, buses and trams...
- May 1st, when all Germans go biking. I did too, this year.
- I can leave office at 4:00 PM and nobody bats an eyelid.
- and in less than 30 minutes, I am home.
- Neuer (New) Wine in the month of September
- The unpredictable April weather :-) One day I was wearing a Tee and it snowed.
- I can decide on a Friday night if I wanna breakfast in, say, Austria, on the following Sunday.
- Taking a stroll on the riverside in Heidelberg on Sunday evenings
- and having 'Koffee und Kuchen' in true local tradition
- The fun of visiting the shops even after closing time, thanks to the well lit shop windows.
- The ease of life, in general.
I can go on and on, but that's only going to depress me further, so now a days I have started thinking of what I can look forward to when I am back in India.
- Food, food and more food. Wanna visit all the restaurents in GGN/Delhi, especially street food vendors!
- Escape from Taliban (In my dictionary, Taliban is the synonym for dusting, cleaning, mopping, swabbing, during, cleaning,...the list goes on), thanks to bais...how I missed them.
- FDFS (for slow starters, First Day First Show). Can't wait to watch Saawariya and Om Shanti Om on the big screen amidts crowds that bajao seetis and udao ticket shreds in the air for item numbers or Hero/Heroine entry scene.
- Shopping in Delhi/Gurgaon....lots to discover. For instance, wanna make a trip to Chandni Chowk as soon as I get there.
- Travel in and around India - Rajashthan, Agra, Mussourie, Leh, Singapore,....
- and finally, the feeling of being in one's own country is something that can't be described in mere words.