It’s been a criminally long time since my last blog. The past weeks have passed at such an alarming speed it’s quite hard to remember everything that has happened.
At the beginning of March my best friend came to visit me for a few days. It was lovely to catch-up and show him what Frankfurt has to offer. The weather was beautiful, so, naturally, we quenched our thirsts with German beers and Apfelwein under the warmth of the sun. My friend was sceptical about Frankfurt and whether there would be enough for us to do and see. Turned out there was plenty to do! I am happy to say he now thinks it’s a great city. We also took the opportunity to venture out of Frankfurt to see the historic city of Marburg.
After our adventures in Hessen we flew to England. I barely spent any time with my family because of trips to Leicester, London, Birmingham and Sheffield. (At least it felt like I wasn’t home much.) However, I made sure I was home for the Persian New Year to celebrate together and choose a Hafez poem to guide me for the rest of the year.
The Easter weekend was an opportunity to see my parents properly. They had organised, with my aunt, to see the famous tulip garden in Keukenhof. It is so visually stunning I don’t really know how to describe it. I guess eye-wateringly beautiful will suffice! Anyway I have included some pictures so you can decide for yourself.
We also made some trips to Delft and Amsterdam. I was desperate to go to the Van Gogh Museum but, alas, the online tickets were sold out. An Easter Weekend was probably one of the most popular times to go and I should have looked in advance. However, I did get a chance to spend a few hours at the Rijksmuseum (which does have some Van Gogh paintings) and saw many of the famous Flemish paintings; including those of Rembrandt and Vermeer.
Now that that inordinately long holiday has finished it’s back to University. The choices of modules aren’t particularly diverse this semester. I’ve had to take 3 law courses taught in German. I don’t know how I will pass the exams. I only understand about half of what the lecturers are saying. I’m sure it’ll be ok, but right now I feel a lot like this: