east german excursions
In East Germany, the people look basically the same as in West Germany but with smiles on their faces. I kid, but only because I know there are some Germans who are already gearing up to get mad at that. So seriously, though, if "friendly locals" is high up on your vacation checklist, aim east.
These photos are a bit late to the internet - they were all taken in the fall, before the mad thesis rush consumed my life (5 weeks to deadline!) and when weekends were actually sort of still weekends. They are an amalgam of Dresden, Leipzig, and Erfurt, all of which are perfect day/weekend trips from Berlin, but I'll leave you to guess which pertain to which... free chocolate to whoever has the most correct guesses. Except you'll have to come get it from me.