Just as promised. Let’s continue with a lighter topic and go back to my off the beaten path and random trip. Warnemunde is the port which is only 13 minutes by car and a 25 minutes ride by metro.
It is quite a different area than Rostock. While in Rostock, I felt still connected to the mainland but once I stepped off the metro at Warnemunde it felt like I had stepped up on to a holiday. As we approached the station, there where so many cruises right besides us, it was kind of incredible. I’ve never been on a cruise and now I’m thinking of putting it on my bucket list.
All of the ships where different sizes and even so they were honestly at least 6 times taller than me. So it really felt as if at any given time we could sail away. Instead of getting on a boat though, we turned away from the boats to enter into the small town of Warnemunde. I find small towns quite interesting because even if their size is small they can have lots to offer. This little corner of the town had a lot of restaurants and shops to buy traditional german souvenirs or just modern everyday clothing and souvenirs. We did do a little bit of shopping but all the while it was great to show how different the old style houses in Germany looked.
It was a pretty neat experience because it wasn’t just buildings that reminded of an age that I assimilated with fairytales but there was a fountain that made me think of the story: Pay The Piper from Disney. The fountain is certainly not about that story but it just made think of it since the first guy is playing a flute. To be honest we didn’t look at a map so I’m not 100% sure on which street it was. I just know we were walking towards the open sea to the light house.
It might have been summer but with the wind in Warnemunde I do recommend a light scarf simply because the wind gets strong and then it does get a little cold. It really was only a day and after the day was gone I sat down at the train station back in Rostock and had the most amazing cup of hot chocolate that I had in a while. It was really creamy and sweet just my way to warm up. Then I took the train home another long way. By the time I arrived the sun had set and I was greeted by the turning lights that tell the story of my life now.
You know, there is something precious about time. It can feel like a blink of an eye, as if it was only a dream or it can feel as if it extends throughout infinite time. The most interesting thing is, it can feel like all of it at once. It was a day. We saw two small towns. We explored and forgot about time. And it was one of my best summer days.
Time does go by. I don’t have many pictures of when I was a child since I’ve moved countries multiple times but seeing people again after a while you realize how precious the time you have with each person is.
“It’s all in the view. That’s what I mean about forever, too. For any one of us our forever could end in an hour, or a hundred years from now. You never know for sure, so you’d better make every second count.” -Sarah Dessen