Wednesday, 22 December 2010

weihnachts markt




My disappearing for a few days was on account of a somewhat last-minute trip. A good friend of mine from my time in Scotland, who is German, emailled me a couple of weeks ago to ask if I wanted to come visit and go to some Christmas Markets. As fast as you can say "Ryanair" (man I hate that airline, but it's cheap) I had booked some flights, and somehow, amazingly, although much of Europe ground to a halt under the snow, none of my flights were cancelled or even delayed.

My friend lives in Mainz, a small city near Frankfurt, and all I did for three days was tramp through falling snow to and from the Christmas market, where I stuffed myself to the brim with bratwurst, currywurst, potato pancake things, gingerbread and mulled wine. Soooo good!









Carrie said...

Looks beautiful and like a lot of fun! Love your red coat by the way! :-) Merry Christmas!

Carrie said...

P.S. AND your mittens!! :-)

ana said...

What a great trip!!! Oh I miss so much the Weinachtmarkets, I used to lived in Vienna and me and my friends used to spend all the afternoon drinking hot wine and looking into the little stands of the market!!! YOur red coat is beautiful!

A said...

Pictures look beautiful. I decided not to visit Europe last week for business but I am glad you reached fine.

Seems like fun :)))))

Merry Christmas :)))

Catita said...

Isn't Germany awesome for Christmas markets?! So cool you are there although I am pretty sure it is as cold or more than it is here in Canada!
merry christmas sweetie!
Catita said...

Wow! Looks amazing. Full of festive spirit. Looks cold but awesome!!!

Glad you had a good time. Merry Chritsmas! :)

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

These are so beautifully surreal

Kenziefaith said...

I love that red coat! This looks like so much fun! : )

KF x

Christine said...

Nice pics, I can feel the atmosphere! :)

Christine @

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh how exciting!! Looks so beautiful :D

Brooke Leigh said...

I don't like the word 'jealous' but, I am quite envious of your beautiful life. My heart was born a traveler.

with love,

Anonymous said...

currywurst? now, that sounds delicious.

Michal said...

I have always wanted to go to Germany for the Christmas markets! It looks so pretty and festive. (:

Virginie Lavallée Bélanger said...

It's so great to be able to imaginary travel with you thanks to your beautiful post, Mainz, and it's food, look awesome :)

Merry Christmas Emily!

ps: I'll make sure to post about the maple farm.

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

How exciting! Visiting Germany for the Christmas markets is something I'd love to do. Currywurst? Sounds interesting and like something I'd try. How was it?

ching said...

oooh your last minute trip looks worth it.

Jenny Morris said...

spontaneous trips are the best! especially when your toting around in vancouver olympics gloves!!! i was really torn about where to put you on my blog roll - canadian click, worldwide wonders or are all of these things to me! where would you like to be??


Ashley said...

My mom went to Europe a few years ago in December and she said her favorite part was going to the Christmas markets in Heidelberg! She brought back the cutest small wooden christmas tree that's red and has these tiny old time-y toys hanging on as ornaments. I should take a picture sometime. Also, ughh Ryanair! I'm trying to solidify travel plans for May and saw how cheap the tickets were but then after some googling decided against using them! Too many horror stories.

Anonymous said...

the snow looks beautiful! :D


Charlie, Feminine Bravery said...

Looks like a lovely place! Christmas markets over here in Finland are very small, but the one you went to looks huge!

xxx Charlie
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Jan said...

Oh I just love love love German Christmas markets. The gluhwein alone is worth the trip (and how about them candied almonds.......sigh.....).

Ashley said...

Love those castle-ish buildings in the background :)

I've been wanting to visit Germany more and more seeing all these recent pictures of the place!!!

Raquel said...

Ryanair is the perfect mean to go on unexpected visits through europe? Did I mention to you that my flight to Barcelona only cost me €15?? haha

I am kind of jealous of you being there, I actually have family in Germany and only have been there once, when I was 5 lol!

sojourned in style said...

a delicious time, it looks like you had. looks merry and yummy from the pics.

Anonymous said...

I am really in love with your beautiful coat. I do not know how I have missed your adventures for so long, but now I am eagerly following to join you in your journey.

Look forward to hearing from you


Tashrin from Toronto, Canada

Erin Cathleen said...

Wow, Germany is so beautiful! Looks like the idyllic place to visit for the holidays. :)

Anonymous said...

oh, i'd love to visit the german christmas markets or just germany in general as i've never been! my brother is moving permanently to berlin after being in bonn & warsaw over the past year so hopefully i'll soon be able to visit accommodation! looks like you had a lovely time :)