“I’m feeling ill, I think I might get sick”. Not the words you would like to hear from your colleague sitting next to you on the plane with a long flight/s still ahead. It was Matt’s turn to feel under the weather as I had my turn on our trip last month to the Philippines(view Blog post here). I felt sorry for him as he tossed and squirmed in his seat the entire trip. Having no leg room at all couldn’t have helped. It was probably the most cramped we have been on our journeys. Not sure why Turkish Airlines assumed that everyone traveling on this plane would be tiny. We have gone on the exact same model plane with other airlines, even on the return trip it was better, and the seats weren’t as cramped. The joys of travel.
This trip was a lot less stressful than any of our other trips as we seemed to have spare time to either explore or in Matt’s case recover and get well. As you can imagine in Germany everything works like clockwork and everyone obeys the rules so coming from South Africa it seemed quite bland. We loved the old buildings, the parks and gardens, the shops etc but something seemed to be missing. I think it was the unpredictable lifestyle and excitement of living in South Africa that was missing. It seems strange but it was noticeable. Even the sunrises and sunsets seemed tame but that may have been due to the time of the year and season. We are lucky to be able to experience these places and compare them to our own country as we often assume that everything is better elsewhere. Hannover is a beautiful city and worth exploring and I really enjoyed seeing all the old European style buildings with very few modern high rise buildings to litter the skyline. It actually did not feel like a modern, loud, hustle and bustle kind of city which was quite refreshing.
Here are some pics of Hanover, the capital city of the German state of Lower Saxony, and some comments of our experiences in the city.
Read here about conference that we were in Hannover to capture.