I am so honored to be Freshly Pressed! Thank you to WordPress and to you blog readers – so exciting! I love reading all your comments – so uplifting to hear your memories of Budapest, your plans to visit. This city has made such an impact on us all. : )
A few final words about my Hungary visit – I was so struck by the inspirational architecture around every corner! Every street looks different, every building has its own personality.
From shingled roofs and old, colorful buildings…
…to bright, vivid paint…
…and beautiful patterns…
…or even purple accents and highlights…
… and the soaring marble of St. Stephen’s Basilica.
The interplay of colors and attention to architectural detail – both inside and outside the buildings – is fabulous. I could walk up and down the same street 10 times and notice something new with every pass. : )
I am sooo excited and grateful for the honor of being “Freshly Pressed” yesterday! Thank you, WordPress! And a big welcome, new visitors! I’m thrilled you’re here and appreciate your comments! : )
To answer some of your great questions….
The sun on the Alps was definitely intense while glaring off the snow! This was something our coordinators had luckily given us the heads up about: bring sunglasses and plenty of sunblock. So I had on tons of sunscreen and fortunately didn’t get burned. It was so bright though – I was squinting even behind my sunglasses!
Sledding down for 5 miles wasn’t too scary, although you definitely needed to stay on the course and slow down for the turns! To hit the brakes, we just dug our feet down into the snow and it would slow us down. That made our feet and pants get covered with snow and totally wet by the time we got to the bottom.
It was really a can’t-miss experience! Such a fun day, and it was even more awesome than I could ever have anticipated!
This week, I’ll be posting about German recycling (procedure = super precise, sort of intimidating), our daily open-air market in Freiburg (beautiful and delicious!), and my field trip underground.. inside the Schauinsland silver mines.
And this weekend, I’ll be hopping the border into France — can’t wait to see France for the first time and share it here!