Top 10 Thursday – Places to live
I love my new blog schedule. Makes it so much easier to decide what to blog about.
Today I have got something which I have planed for quite a while.
My Top 10 places to live
I love all those places and I don’t want to devaluate a place because the ranking seems to be lower than another one.
The city where I am living, a population of 3,5 million people, capital of Germany.
I like it.
I like the fact that there is urban life at its best and you have green suburbs, old villages.
Berlin is a city full of contrasts.
Traditions vs anarchy.
Old vs new.
Concrete vs green
The list can be extended.
Our major Klaus Wowereit calls Berlin “Poor, but sexy.”
It is a very inspirational place to live, although sometimes …
It is a very old town, founded long ago and gaining town privileges in 1275.
My family used to live in a house which was built in 1794 – nearly as old as the USA.
Menden is also very famous for her pubs. They say that she has nearly as much as Düsseldorf, who claims having the most.
And my ex proposed to me in Hamburg.
Cologne – mother of carnival.
For somebody from Menden Cologne was the essence of the world.
The nearby Ruhr-District seemed somewhat boring but Cologne – that’s metropolitan.
Always loved being there, strolling around, listening to people, visiting museums …
Lake Constance – not a city but an area.
My sister lives there, and I love visiting her and relax at Germany’s biggest lake.
In my opinion weather is a bit different in that region than in Berlin.
It is much more sunny and some places at Lake Constance give me a kind of southern feeling.
I had the pleasure to visit this lovely area right after “Abitur” – High School Diploma.
The hilly area reminds me of my Sauerland based home town.
But Wales is a bit more rough than the Sauerland. I feel more grounded in that area.
When ever I think of a place of relaxation – North Sea comes to my mind.
I love the air, the wind, the waves, the sand, the sea gulls – and when thinking of East-Frisia – the tea.
One day soonish I would love to be there again, just sitting in the sand and watching the sea.
I have to admit, that I love British supermarkets as well as I love American ones.
Being from a small town where a supermarket has been just a bigger grocery shop, the supermarkets in the States and UK seemed like paradies.
Just have a look at the huge shelves of ready meals … always admired that.
And yes for sure … tea… and vegetarian options.
What is your favorite place to live and why?
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