Last year was my first time experiencing Christmas market in Hamburg and I was amazed. Somehow Christmas markets are not very common in Ukraine, while in Austria it's a really big thing. Lots of lights, all kinds of decorations, mulled wine and punsch everywhere, cheerful kids with parents and very festive atmosphere in general. I was really happy to share my first Vienna Christmas market (am Spittelberg)-experience with Varya, my friend from Berlin who was visiting me at that time, because otherwise I wouldn't enjoy it. In places like these I get homesick, maybe that's why after that night I haven't been to any so far :) Anyway, no matter where you are in the world, what kind of weather is around or whether you celebrate Christmas or not - I hope you'll get a cozy and festive feeling after reading/watching this blog post.
Yesterday I arrived in Ulm, Germany, to visit my dear Ukrainian friend Oksana, who has moved here little more than a month ago to work as a volunteer, just when I moved to Vienna. It's the first proper weekend for me in a while, and it feels so-o-o goo-o-d. We climbed the highest church in the world, which is apparently situated in Ulm, and is called Ulm Münster - definitely the highlight of this year for me. And today I went for the most beautiful morning walk to shoot the first snow, but the pictures from this one you'll see in the next blog post.