With the arrival of my mum, I thought that it would be a good idea to take her to Germany, more specifically to Freiburg. We took a FlixBus from Strasbourg to Freiburg and it took only 2 hours.

Freiburg was amazing, I expected a small old town and although it had aspects of an old small town it was also very modern. There were tall office buildings and apartments along with centuries old cathedral.


The first thing we did was head off to the Black Forest, and as a History student, the Black Forest is something of interest to me. However, as someone who is scared of heights, taking a 40 minutes long cable car over the black forest was the most terrifying and exhilarating experience of my life. The forest was beautiful with the brown, yellow and orange autumn leaves. I couldn’t keep my eyes off them. And the view was spectacular, it almost made me forget about my fear.


After going up and down the Black Forest by cable car, we then headed back to the city centre to see the city and do some shopping. We headed straight to H and M (my favourite shop) and bought some sale items. Then we went to see the Freiburg Minster, which had nothing on the Strasbourg Notre Dame Cathedral (which is a 1000 years old), but nonetheless was beautiful. 10402804_10153271761748111_1963334598324660601_n 11002605_10153271761588111_1664011365139693869_n








The Munsterplatz (cathedral square), was full of beautiful architecture, the kinds you would expect from the efficient and organised Germans.

Overall I had the best time in Freiburg, especially since my mum was there. That made the whole trip so much better, and no more homesickness.

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About Khadija

Hey, my name is Khadija, I am an English and History undergraduate student. I will be blogging about my year abroad in France. I am obsessed with History, especially Medieval History and love to read, hence the English half of my degree. Throughout the year I’ll be keeping you updated on all the excitements of living abroad, the differences and similarities to Leicester , and all the things I’ll learn living abroad.

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