Weekend trip to Mannheim and Heidelberg.

Last weekend (02-03.12.2006), I tagged along with my parents and their colleagues and friends on their visit to Mannheim (near Mainz and Heidelberg - see map in previous post - hehe, see, it's handy!), where the majority of the Bruneian students were located. I was a bit nervous about meeting them, to be honest. It's been so long since I had to interact with Bruneians who aren't family or friends. What was I worried about! The students were really a good bunch of people, great fun and easy-going! Had a great time! :) After the official meeting, we all went bowling, and later, for dinner at this Turkish restaurant called "Istanbul". Here is a group photo at the bowling alley:

[Sorry. Mallie, thought the photo with you making the face is funnier, hehe!]

Anyway, was extremely pleased with myself since I managed to remember the name of each student. I think I still remember them as well! :) Oh, yeah, met my cousin from Kuala Belait for the first time (can't believe it happened in Germany, of all places!) - she's cool and really nice! :)

[my cousin, my parents and me!]

[here we are again!]

As well as Meela's cousin, who kept saying "Good job, team!" - hehe, funny guy! ;P This is for you, Meel! ;D

[my parents and Meela's cousin]

On the sunday, after visiting the students at their residences, we decided to head over to Heidelberg for a bit of sightseeing. I love Heidelberg! Old but beautiful! Went to visit Heidelberger Schloss (Heidelberg Castle) - an absolute must! Standing from the castle grounds, looking down towards the city, it reminds me a bit of Firenze (Florence), which I liked as well. Anyway, if you want to know a bit about the castle, go to this link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heidelberg_Castle (courtesy of Wikipedia)

I should really read it myself, hehe! ;P Anyway, here are some photos to give you an idea of the brilliance of this old city:

So after the weekend, my verdict is - anyone who are visiting Germany must definitely try to go to Heidelberg if at all possible! :) Oh, yeah, and thanks to Uncle Kifli for organising the lunch on saturday and the Bruneian students for entertaining us during our visit! It was a great trip! :D

1 comment:

Spunky said...

I lived for 3 semesters in Heidelberg!!! Good Job Team!! (^^)