Exams are over, all necessary paperwork is done … so basically the semester is over. The pandemic has thwarted all plans and put a lot in my life on hold. But, instead of complaining and in order to stay sane and happy, I decided to go out hiking. Hiking and nature heals and brings more light into those dark pandemic days. A hiking friend of mine always emphasizes that movement is medicine … and I cannot agree more.
I am very miserable that I cannot hike with my boyfriend this summer and that love is not seen as essential travel. We indeed had other plans but corona forced us to postpone. But, fortunately I can always take along my favourite person in my heart.
On the other hand, though, I am happy to be able to spend some time on a trail with a good friend, who I haven’t met for more than three years. Looking forward to catch up and make some memories with her.
So, on Sunday I will start hiking a stretch of the Eisenach-Budapest trail. That’s a recognised European long distance trail that follows ridges in Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, before it eventually terminates in Budapest, the capital of Hungary. All in all its about 2700 km long. But no, I am not going to hike the entire length, the German part of it will have to do. I am amazed and I am curious how hiking long distances in Germany and especially this year, will feel.