a little over four years ago, i went to germany to visit my friend gianina. i experienced so much more during that visit than i ever thought i would – everything from getting to watch gianina skydive to being there when she started dating julian. [they’re still together now.] i saw the north sea and the baltic sea, the city of hamburg and the little town of buchholz where gianina lived. i got to know her family and friends. i lived like a local instead of a tourist. it was one of the best experiences of my life.
now, here we are, four years later. gianina lives in an apartment in hamburg and is halfway through medical school. i’m all grown up too, it seems. it will be so fun to see where we’ve come since those days when we were just getting ready for college.
here’s to round two, gianina! <3