This trip was 7 years in the making and long overdue. Ever since we graduated high school and my friend moved to Germany we dreamed of the day when I would be able to come see her. I just never imagined it would happen at 25 years old, while we are both getting our Masters degree. She's my oldest best friend! My earliest memories together are in Kindergarten and although we were placed in different classes some time during primary school, we spent all of middle and high school making up scenarios, having impromptu (and very embarrassing) photoshoots and low-key making fun of the people we went to school with. We've been through so much together and yet for the past 7 years I've only seen her about once a year, if at all. It's just one of those friendships that pick up right where we left off even if we've been bad at keeping in touch.
Being the little travel bug she is, she planned for us to visit 4 towns in all of 4 days. I flew to Cologne so we spent the first day there, visited Dusseldorf the next day, then Hamburg, where we spent the night, and finally Munster, where she currently lives. We drank a crazy amount of coffee, ate apple strudel and talked our ears off. We also cried more times than we'd like to admit because we're both such emotional wrecks most of the time. We decided to wear matching pink scarves because, duh.
It's so nice to know some things never change. Knowing that no matter what happens, and no matter how much we grow and mature, we will always have each other. She's seen every change I've gone through in my life and still understands my heart and loves me just the same. And honestly, it could've been a trip to the middle of nowhere and it still would've been as much fun. But, I mean, I honestly won't complain that the setting to our weekend girl trip was Germany. I loved every bit of it.