If you're an Instagram follower, you may have seen my recent photos of the German countryside. I was lucky enough to spend eight days on a relaxing river cruise on the Mosel, Rhine, and Main Rivers. The trip included castle tours, academic lectures on German culture and history, medieval villages, wine tasting, an abundance of food, and more picturesque scenery than I ever imagined. I'm still trying to process all of the amazing things that I saw, including intoxicated Würzburg University students completely disrobing on the Old Main Bridge in 7°C weather as part of a back-to-school tradition. Although I have photos (and video) I'll refrain from posting them here. Perhaps they'll make it onto my Facebook page? Still debating in my jet-lagged state of mind.
Honeymooners, take note! While gazing out at the surreal views of the German countryside last week, I kept thinking that this trip would make for a very romantic post-wedding destination, especially for wine aficionados. Below are the visual highlights of my time and my bundled-up personal style, as seen through the lens of my trusty iPhone.