Heidelberg castle was the first castle I visited when I arrived in Germany this time around. I'd been living here for about a month when my cousin visited and since it's not too far away we decided to check it out.
This year I had the chance to visit Berlin for the first time. I have friends from Germany and there was a school reunion that I was fortunate enough to attend. It was brilliant! But as I was touring the city alone, before the reunion, I just had to get up super early and make my way to where the actual wall stood. There are markings that tell the stories of people like you and me who wanted to escape. A better life, family, lovers, freedom, anything. Some made it, but many didn't.