Sunday, 22 November 2015

Wanderlust: Rügen

Sunday, 22 November 2015
~Never go on trips with anyone you don't love - Ernest Hemingway

so this summer my friends and I did our first trip together and it was wonderful. We visited the island of Rügen in the north of Germany.
We only stayed for about four days but we made the best of it. Well, we tried. Imagine a bunch of chaotic girls planning their holidays - there was no plan at all

Our home was a cute cottage really close to the sea. And after we first bought some groceries we visited the harbour. The smell of water and fish and the ships in the sunset were really pretty and I could've spent a lot more time there.
The next day we spent at the beach, mostly swimming or reading. The sand was really soft and squeaky. While walking barefoot (of course I was barefoot) the fine grains of sand squeaked beneath our feet. never saw this before tbh.

On our last day we finally decided to actually DO something and wanted to visit the Königsstuhl - a huge chalk cliff. Sadly they wanted charge for admittance (yes, they wanted money to look at a freaking rock!!) so instead we went to the Viktoriasicht and the view was stunning:

here you can see the Königsstuhl from the Viktoriasicht:

After enjoying the view we went to the beach, sitting on the rocks, simply talking about life and enjoying our last evening.

Guide on what to consider when travelling with friends:

I guess after these few days I learned a lot about planning a trip with friends. Note the plural.

I: plan your trip. think about places you want to see, and things you'd like to do. There are many types of holidaymakers. Some like to stay in their cottages or at the beach, enjoying a calm vacation while others are more active and like to do stuff.

II: accept what others want to do - and do what you want to. I love to play board games and I don't care if we play in sets of two or three, so while one of my friends didn't want to play, the other did. But she thought playing in sets of two wouldn't be as much fun, so she didn't want to. DON'T DO THAT PEOPLE! Just try it out, you don't have to stop doing something just because one of the group doesn't want to. It's your holiday as well.

III: decide how much money you're willing to spend. This may sound weird but I think it's really important. Do you want a cheap holiday? Then go and save money by buying cheap and few groceries. Do you want to indulge yourself in something? Then cook a great meal or eat out. Talk this through with your friends because there might be one who wants the exact opposite.

IV: switch the driver regularly. If there are enough people with a drivers license change drivers once in a while, not only when the current driver is exhausted. You'll feel safer and everyone can get some rest and sleep. Especially when your drivers license is pretty fresh I suggest to switch more often. It's just a personal preference though.

V: visit the beach/sea at night. That was one of the best things we did. It was wonderful to sit in the sand, looking at the stars, listening to the sea and reminiscing.

VI: take pictures. Personally I love pictures, especially of me and my friends, the environment and random snaps. Memories stay with you but to revive them with pictures, especially when it's winter or you're lonely is indeed amazing.

VII: write some cards. I forgot to do so on this trip but in general you should at least write one card. I've never heard of anyone who didn't enjoy getting postcards, and making other people happy lights up your day - or at least it lights up mine.

VIII: talk. If there's a problem, don't be afraid to talk to your friends. Your holiday's too short to worry or to not enjoy it. Just stay respectful and honest and it'll work out.

Well, I guess that's it for now. There's a lot more things, like sharing the work (dishes, cleaning etc.) or splitting the bills but there'll be a lot more trips I can talk about.

off out,
adventurer & traveller,
Lu Ann


  1. gorgeous photos!!

    Hannie Arden from Missing Wanderer.

  2. Looks so lovely! I love going on holiday with my friends, it's so hard to plan them though! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

    1. thank you so much!
      Yeah so do I, you can have so much fun on trips with friends.
      I think it's hard if there's just three friends since one can easily get left behind.
      Thanks again (:

  3. hey :) ich hab gerade deinen blog entdeckt und mich direkt in deinen schreibstil verliebt! und jetzt freu ich mich schon wieder auf den sommer :P

    1. hey und vielen, vielen Dank :)
      Ich bin auch so ein Sommerkind und und freu mich schon richtig wieder drauf. Auch die nächsten Travelposts an denen ich arbeite machen mich richtig ungeduldig xD