If you won’t have a chance to take a trip this summer then I recommend you read French Milk by Lucy Knisley. This was a book I picked up for the Graphic Novel Challenge and it was one that resonated with me (my review).
No, I’ve not been to France (yet) but the feelings the author captures about being away from your home and immersing yourself in another country and culture for longer than just a quick getaway are sentiments I can relate to.
I know I look at Germany with a bit of a different perspective than just as a tourist probably because my husband is German and I’ve made so many trips to Germany. Every time I come back I feel a bit disoriented and it takes me a while to get back to normal life. I actually feel like I’m leaving home.
Anyway, back to French Milk, if you have thought about going to France or want to do some armchair traveling this summer then I highly recommend it.
And, because I can’t help myself, here’s another photo of Stolberg, Germany. I want to imagine I’m there right now. Where would you like to be this summer?