I woke up at six not quite well-rested. Since I had made the mistake of booking a sightseeing thing at nine in the morning so I had to get up early. I meditated, took a shower and had breakfast. And then walked to the meeting point forr the group tour of the Minuature Wonder Land.
It's a huge model train display and really great to look at. Since it's vacation time, though, everything was packed even at nine in the morning. I barely had time to look at everything before it was time for our peak behind the scenes tour where we got to watch the display from the back and got a rather informative and entertaining view at the exhibit.
After that I was hungry again and left so I could wander the 'Hafen-City' and get something to eat. I had a panini that said it was tuna, bell pepper and goat cheese but unfortunately also had a layer of raw tomato at the bottom that I had to extricate first. I don't like them and they don't agree with me.
I didn't really feel satisfied after that meal so I got myself a very tasty Franzbrötchen as well.
And then it was time for the tea tasting. We spent ninety minutes learning about tea and tasted all kinds. Usually I am really picky about tea but this time I actually liked most of everything. White tea, green tea, black tea, all sorts from all over the world I found it all wonderful. Well, apart from the herbal teas and the ones with things like coconut and caramel. Let's not talk about those.
We all got a little gift bag as a parting gift and I was very happy about that until I looked inside and found that each and every tea sample in that bag was something I couldn't stand drinking. Maybe the boy will like them.
I have to say that this tasting made me love tea even more than before because there are so many different kinds. I also learned that Germans don't really do tea and that my husband drink way more than the national average but less than the people in Ostfriesland a region in Northern Germany. I also learned that I apparently am drinking my tea quite a bit stronger than most. Who would have thought?
After that I wandered the streets, trying to find my way back to the hotel and also to pick up a travel size tube of tooth paste, a comb (both things I forgot to pack) and some licorice.
With a lot of false turns and some writing podcasts in my ears I managed to get back to my hotel after 15,000 steps.
I almost fell asleep, read a bit and surfed the web and then it was time to go to yet another Stammtisch at the Gröninger brewery where I had a dinner that was basically meat on top of meat.
Came back home later than I had planned (I should plan better in the future, I keep forgetting that I'm me) and went straight to bed.
Today I will have two lectures, the afternoon off where I might go to a museum, not sure yet, and another dinner thing in the evening.