When I got off the tram at Rostock’s Neuer Markt square, a huge sign saying “Ostermarkt” catched my eyes. I wasn’t prepared for what I saw at all. Instantly I looked at my phone to check the date. Quite confused I realized that Easter Holidays are about to come up. Didn’t we just celebrate New Years like one month ago? I know that time flies, but I can’t believe that suddenly one-third of 2017 had already passed. Well, the recent weather could fit perfectly into a December. And Rostock’s “Ostermarkt”, including the Ferris wheel and a bunch of food shacks are well known from the Christmas market anyways. You could still even get a mulled wine! But indeed, you can’t purchase gingerbreads anymore. Instead, you won’t miss a wide range of Lindt’s Easter bunnies and coloured eggs.
While I was walking down Kröpeliner Straße, one phenomenal thing came to my mind: Easter also means that a couple of FREE days are ahead of us! Usually, it’s time you spend with your family. Thinking of family, I remembered that mine had decided to escape freezing Germany and thus booked flights to Spain – without me! (#graciaspornada)
Like me, most of my friends in Rostock come from somewhere else in Germany. Which means that everyone practically would have been gone home by Karfreitag. For sure, I could have spent 3 days watching series on Netflix and the raindrops on my window. But actually I am more of an active person. Luckily, Rostock has the ideal location for spontaneous trips to bigger cities as Berlin and Hamburg. So I called one of my best friends who just recently moved to Hamburg. Her parents had also planned a trip without her, so we decided to spend our holidays together in lovely Hamburg.
In the end, we had a great weekend, in spite of the lousy weather (cheers to umbrellas!). I realized that one really should take more opportunities to explore and be spontaneous!
Let me know, where you spent your Easter Holidays!