Baden-Baden, part 2: Relax and relish like royalty

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Aaaah….the warm, gentle waters caress your skin and embrace you in their all-accepting ways. You basically feel like a quietly content yet massive baby in a heated cozy blanket. You step in further, and with the healing thermal waters enveloping your body almost completely now, you notice all your relentless thoughts and questions slowly melting away. You are fully immersing yourself in this roman bath experience, and you are pretty thankful indeed that you opted for the Caracalla spa instead of the Friedrichsbad spa after all. You are just not ready for full frontal nudity from all those other spa-guests, for f* sake! And you might never be! You probably won´t.

Sanus per Aquam: The healing power of pretty darn hot thermal waters

Romans are rather awesome, though, you think to yourself. Not entirely awesome, obviously, because Gladiator-fights and stuff. And killing animals for spectator-fun – not cool! But good on the old Romans for remembering the old adage “Sanus per Aquam“, healthy through water, when they stumbled upon the curative Baden-Baden thermal waters 2000 years ago and continued to build the first thermal baths in town.

Daily, more than a whopping 800.000 liters of these waters at up to 68 degree celcius heat (154 degrees Fahrenheit) bubble upwards from twelve springs at a depth of about 2000 meters under the earth. On its adventurous journey to the earth´s surface, the water gets keen on making some housemates and so takes in minerals such as natrium, chloride, fluoride, lithium, and others. This is were the outstanding healing powers of the thermal waters originate.


Feeling dizzy? Looking rather pale? Achy joints at times? Off into the waters you go. The ones in the spa, not the 68 degree ones, that is. Otherwise, the ultimate relax factor might evaporate rather quickly…


The Caracalla Therme, a spa with a beautifully modern yet sophisticated feel, offers visitors a vast arrange of liquid-pleasure-pools, including but not limited to a rock grotto with hot and cold water, a sensual aromatic steam bath, and a salt water inhalation room. But what am I telling you, you know exactly what I´m talking about, seeing that you are the narrator of this story! Let´s get back to your experience.

Swimming through a small exit in the outer wall of the indoor spa area, a 38 degree heated marble outdoor pool is awaiting you. It boasts a magnificent whirlpool at its center, in which a few people are leisurely enjoying their bathing experience. Getting a bit coy, you take a deep breath, dive under, and are suddenly submerged in calming quit and comforting stillness. The rejuvenating power of the tranquility under the surface never ceases to amaze you somehow.


Seeing that you can´t hold your breath much longer, you reluctantly emerge from your Zen-like state only to realize that rain has begun to fall. Cooling raindrops are quickly moistening your skin, building a sensual contrast with the heated waters enveloping your body. You spot a peaceful corner of the pool underneath some lush plants and trees, swim over, and just let yourself float for a while. What a perfect moment to reminisce about your extraordinary day in Baden Baden, really!


Baden-Baden´s Black Forest: A vibrant fairytale in the making

The morning seems pretty far away now, but yeah, of course you remember, how couldn´t you: that morning excursion to the mighty Black Forest was like something straight out of a fairytale!


There were splendid waterfalls to be marveled at, forbidden paths to be explored, soft moss to be felt, and, of course, thousands upon thousands of the mightiest trees you ever laid your eyes upon to be admired.


And that air! What could you even begin to say about it…Every breath you had taken before in less-than-pristine-environments had made you long for these silkiest of all breaths with every part of your being… for these innocent, pure, invigorating inhalations. Sweet nectar of the Gods, soothing balm for your lungs, the trees´ humble gift of vitality and life-force lifting you up and filling you with a new-found zest and passion for life!


In ancient times, people knew how to honor the power of the Black Forest: they worshiped the Celtic goddess Abnoba there, and named the Black Forest after her – Abnoba mons.

One of the most vibrantly alive places you could have imagined, the Black Forest was truly brimming with life: Cheeky birds merrily chirping away; the sounds of melodiously burbling streams; the wind gently rustling through the leaves of majestic Scots pines, silver firs, and English oaks.


The Schwarzwald (Black Forest in German), with its myriad of dark colored pine trees that give it its name, is undoubtedly one of Germany´s premier oases of peace and life-affirming magic. By the way, have you ever read the brother Grimm´s fairytales when you were little? Well, according to legend, it´s indeed Germany´s largest national park, the grand forested mountain range in the state of Baden-Würtemberg, our beloved Black Forest, that inspired these writers when they wrote Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty and the likes.


Black-Forest-style Culture and Food: Of Spätzle and Lederhosen

On the way back to town – you remember as as you lie in the pool and observe that the rain has stopped and a cool yet pleasant breeze is slowly picking up – you passed some picture-perfect farmhouses with their sweeping half-hipped roofs. Looking at those houses somehow made you think of Black Forest Cake, and your grumbling stomach concurred that it was time to take a break and taste some of those local delicacies you had heard so much about. Luckily, you found just the right and rustic place for it!

Shortly after entering the traditional and exquisitely designed restaurant, you were greeted by a middle-aged, friendly looking waiter, dressed in the customary Lederhosen of the region. “Could you recommend something, please?” you asked him rather shyly in your best shot at hochdeutsch (the “proper” type of German that´s taught in schools).


The slightly chubby waiter gave you his biggest smile and commenced to shout some recommendations in a pretty weird accent with rather melodious sounding bits of German at you. You didn´t understand a word this man was telling you! It had to be your secret fascination with his “typical German look”, the one you otherwise just got to see at the Oktoberfests of the world, that had kept all your attention focused. You did like the look of what ended up on your plate, though, after the waiter returned to your table bringing foodie-gifts…

After religiously savoring every bite of your culture-on-the-plate, you did feel tempted to try some delicious Apfelstrudel for desert. The waiter in his Lederhosen, formerly used as traditional attire of the working peasant-community, could probably have sold you anything with his enthusiastic demeanor, combined with your definite lack of understanding. But, you weighed up, you also did promise yourself a walk through Baden-Baden´s famous rosegardens, and time was merrily ticking away. Looking at the cuckoo-clock, another typical Swabian invention, you had a change of heart- the spa visit it was!


“Good choice, good choice”, you mumble to yourself, while slowly swimming to the nearest ladder and climbing out of the pool. “Baden Baden, you are a treasure chest of fantastic things to experience. Danke, Baden-Baden, wir sehen uns wieder (thanks, Baden-Baden, we´ll meet again)” Not Friedrichsbad, though. That will never happen.


Back to you, dear reader: What was the most impressive/ beautiful/ majestic forest you have visited so far? What did you love most about it? And did you ever try any German food? Hopefully you were lucky, and didn´t taste Labskaus! Will explain in a later post 😉 Thanks for reading, and as always, would love to hear from you 🙂



Handy information part:

Thermal baths: For nudists or people who are not freaked out by naked strangers – visit stunning Friedrichsbad, For shyer souls – head to serene Caracalla Therme, where you can keep your panties/ swimwear on.

Swabian cuisine: Head to the Geroldsauer Mühle, where you can sample and buy local produce and have a shot at understanding the waiters (no worries, they also speak English).

Helpful links: For trips to the Black Forest, check out the Black forest tourism site. For visiting Baden-Baden town, have a look at the official Baden Baden tourism site.

Grateful shout out: Thanks to David for his lovely comment on my former post on Baden Baden that inspired the title for this post. Check out his truly wonderful mindfulness blog smilecalm for increased peace of mind and vibes of loving-kindness.

Photography: All rights reserved ©A gypsy at heart

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97 thoughts on “Baden-Baden, part 2: Relax and relish like royalty

  1. You’ve given an absolutely magical tour! I have a favorite German restaurant that is always warm and welcoming. And, although my daily walk isn’t in the Real Black Forest, your beautiful images remind me well of things I see here close to home in East Texas. A wonderful share Gypsy! 💕

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    • Hello and guten Tag (good day) Ellie, so nice to make your e-quaintance 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to read and leaving such a lovely comment, and I am glad to hear about you having such a positive German culinary experience close to home 🙂 Also, that´s just wonderful that you get to experience the healing power of forests at your doorstep! I moved from Germany to Spain a year ago, and I miss those mighty trees from time to time 🙂 Thanks again, and have a wonderful day over there in Texas! 💕

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  2. You have a fabulous travel blog! As a one time resident of Germany I have visited a number of these destinations. The Black Forest is magical indeed and not far from Munich where one might enjoy the Spätzle and Apfelstrude and Oktoberfest if one chooses to stick around through October. I really enjoyed this very much. The spas are tempting, perhaps next time I am there! xx

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    • Aww, thanks so much Holly, your feedback is giving me the biggest smile!! 🙂 Did you actually get to learn some German while you were living in Trier and other places? You are right, it´s a great idea to stick around for October and make a complete Southern German experience out of it! I do recommend the spas whole-heartedly, I reckon it was my best travel experience during that one-month-roadtrip (from Denmark to Spain) last year, sooo good and just invigorating. 🙂 xxx

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      • Hi there, I did learn to communicate in German, otherwise it would have been a difficult life! I traveled extensively through Europe while I was there and loved Denmark but never made it to Spain. I recently took the Viking Tour up the Rhine from Bern to Amsterdam, it was last November and so cold but such fun. I highly recommend it. Have fun out there! xxx 🙂

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      • Sehr gut, good on you for doing that! I guess it would be harder to get by without German in smaller towns than in Hamburg or Berlin, for example. Definitely always a good choice anyways to learn the language of the place one is living in! Denmark is so lovely, such friendly people there I found. Hope you´ll make it to Spain on your future travels, it´s a beautiful country 🙂 Thanks for the Viking Tour recommendation, it sounds fabulous! Bis bald, Holly 🙂 xxx

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      • Bis Bald! xxx

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  3. My dear friend, you know I adore this post and the entire aquatic opening, It must be spectacular (soothing and healing) to bathe in the hot vibrant waters, then experience the contrast of the cooling rain fall. My aching back welcomes the thought.

    Beautiful post as always Amiga. Always such a pleasure to journey with you and enjoy the delightful pleasures of foreign land and cultures.
    Take good care of yourself. Fuerte abrazos. xoxoxo

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    • Querido amigo, it´s always soo good to read from you!! So happy to hear that you enjoyed the post and the sensual focus on water as the opening act. I do know how much you love warm waters and the ocean as well, and I definitely recommend a spa visit like that for back-pains and the like! And just for general fun:) You know, if you were closeby, I would totally offer to give you a Yoga class for back pain, my friend! Hope you´ll feel better soon!

      Always wonderful to take you with me on these cheeky travel adventures! Cuidate mucho, Drew. Mil gracias y hasta prontito! Big hugs xoxoxo

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  4. Your post was truly a magical feast for all of the senses. I thoroughly enjoyed immersing myself in your world, in the zen spa, amongst that awesome Black Forest and oh, that food. A deliciously sublime post. Thank you so much!

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    • Hi Miriam, thanks so much for stopping by, reading and leaving such a beautiful and encouraging comment! It means a lot, and I am very excited to read some of your posts shortly – Australia truly stole my heart when I lived there for 4 years a while back! Think I read you are from Melbourne? One of my all-time favorite cities in the world:) Thanks again, and looking forward to connecting more in the future 🙂

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      • What a lovely comment! I’m so glad you’ve been here and can relate. Did you live in Melbourne when you were in Australia? Yes, I’m happy we’ve connected too. Take care and have a great week. 😊

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      • Thanks so much, Miriam, wishing you a great week also 🙂 I lived in Perth and Fremantle, but was lucky enough to spend 2 weeks in Melbourne as a visitor. I am a PR of Australia and wouldn´t mind moving back Down Under and possibly to Melbourne for a while in the future:) For me it´s just one of a handful of places I´ve visited so far that made me feel right at home straight away! Are you originally from Melbourne? Thanks again for stopping by, take care Miriam 🙂

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      • I love Perth, it always reminds of a big beautiful country town. Melbourne is equally awesome though I haven’t always lived here. I was bought up in Sale in Gippsland, about three hours from Melbourne. I moved here when I was 23 . Thirty years later I’m still here! Though living in a much leafier part of rural Melbourne. You sound like you’d be a great ambassador for Australia! 😊

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      • Yeah, that´s so true, it does have a very mellow, relaxed vibe. And the beaches are truly out of this world in Perth, I find! Also love the beaches along the fantastic Great Ocean Road, though. Wonderful that you have been living in Melbourne for so long! I found the people to be super-friendly there, btw!
        Haha, yes, I would love to be an ambassador for Australia 🙂 It´s a big love of mine:) Great to e-meet you, Miriam, wishing you a great day in gorgeous Melbourne:) xx

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      • Thank you so much. It’s great hearing from you too and I look forward to many more chats! I love the Great Ocean Road. Have lost count of the number of times I’ve traveled it! Enjoy your upcoming weekend (as I head off to bed). 😊 xx

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      • Cheers Miriam, have a good rest! Can´t wait to chat more with you, also. Oh lucky you to live so close to the Great Ocean Road:) A divine place! Have a great weekend with some yummy brekkys (haha, really wanted to throw some Aussie Slang in there 😃), take care xx

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      • Haha and you did it beautifully Maria. I had a great breaky this morning. Take care and I’ll catch ya later. xx 😀

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      • Beauty! 😀 Glad to hear that! Have a bloody great weekend mate! Catch ya 😀 xx

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      • Lol. Yep, no probs! You too. 😀 xx

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      • Thanks Miriam 🙂 Talk soon xx

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  5. Ah…such an enjoyable adventure you took us on. Relaxing, refreshing, eye-catching, and comforting. What was the most impressive/ beautiful/ majestic forest you have visited so far? I’ve only been to the forests in our local parks, but the trees that have been there for years and tower over me are fascinating to me. What did you love most about it? The subtle lessons about how nature takes care of itself and grows despite obstacles and storms in life. I find it inspiring to be out in nature. And did you ever try any German food? I think I have, but don’t know for sure. We do Oktoberfest things involving tasting of beer. 😉 Thank you for sharing the trip – I so enjoyed your take on it (PS – I’m with you in not wanting to take a bath in front of strangers…NO WAY!)

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    • Shelley, wonderful to read from you and to receive your precious feedback! So happy you enjoyed the Swabian adventure:) Thanks for sharing your awesome insight regarding “how nature takes care of itself and grows despite obstacles and storms in life.” I cherish you sharing that here with us:) So beautiful, and true. Nature is an amazing and wise teacher, maybe even the wisest, don´t you think? By the way, glad to hear I am not the only “shy bather” haha. I once was in Sweden around lots of Swedish people and they just loved to go swimming naked, not a care in the world around each other. Maybe somehow admirable, but not our cup of tea, right, hahaha. Talk soon Shelley 🙂 xx

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  6. Most beautiful post of Baden-Baden,part 2.wow ;roman bath,my dear dost !!you know-all Roman things are mine-i think.why? I don’t know.what a miracle,you have created and mesmerized me.black forest,waves of Baden-Baden and all images are so much beautiful.say my love to Baden-Baden and my waiting to meet him💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💖

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    • Mere yaar Aruna, dhanyavad, thank you for your always so lovely and kind feedback! It makes me smile and feeling happy knowing that you enjoyed the virtual journey. Yes I remember from the Trier-post how you really resonate with Roman culture 🙂 Much love and hugs and wishing you a blessed start to your week 💕💕💕💕💕💖

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      • Yeah.i love the Roman ruins.those are like telling so much so much about them.most welcome,my dearest dost!!sending you my love and big hugs,dear!!💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💖

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  7. Your opening photo is like a dream within itself ~ great colors and reflections, never knowing where reality ends and the reflection begins. Some things the Romans really did well, and this is a great example, perfect quote “Sanus per Aquam“ and something I fully believe, water heals and for me it hits all my senses perfectly (even smell, especially with the natural springs). A magical day it must have been in Baden-Baden, the highlight for me was your venture into the Black Forest…awesome photos, and there is nothing quite as lively as a good forest. Beautiful post 🙂

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  8. Thanks so much, you are too kind! Love your detailed and as usual very thoughtful feedback! Your phrase “Great colors and reflections, never knowing where reality ends and the reflection begins” almost inspires me to write a new story, because what really is an objective reality, and where does subjective reality start? And how do reality and dreaming/ reflecting relate and weave together? Thanks for the inspiration:) Getting off topic lol. Yes, you are right, water heals in so many forms, and yes, the scent of it definitely completes the sensual picture. Nothing better than the smell of salty sea-air for me! Forests and oceans are my favorite natural environments for sure, so I concur that the Black Forest was the highlight of this experience! Thanks again for your kindness, and wishing you a fantastic start to your week 🙂

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  9. Hey my dear dost!!are there maple trees?i like its leaf so much.you know-that tree is symbol of immortal love.here we say for that tree-Chinaar(चिऩार)।plz reply.(कृपा कर के जवाब-reply देना)my dear Gypsy soul!!Big hugs and love❤

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    • Suprabhat, good day dear mitra! Yes, I believe so. How interesting and beautiful that maple leaves are a symbol of immortal love, I did not know that. Thanks for sharing that gorgeous information with us! You know, there is a really fascinating book on how trees communicate with each other called”The hidden life of trees” by German ranger Peter Wohlleben. It´s not specific to your beloved Chinaar trees, but I thought it might be interesting for you and other tree-lovers 🙂 Big hugs and love back to you to Rajasthan dear Aruna ❤

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      • Oh,my dear dost!! Suprabhat means good morning.may be there is the time of morning.here is time of night.before sleeping we say-shubhratri(good night).about 10/11 o’clock we go to sleep.before this ,we say everybody” Namste”(good evening)or all day we meet,if,any body,then before talking we say only NAMSTE(नमस्ते).Thanks for sharing the valuable information about the book”The hidden life of trees”by Peter Wohlleben.i will try to read that book.sure-it will be most interesting.so much thanks,yaar.😊Big hugs and love to you at Spain,my dear gypsy soul!!,

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      • Namaste dear yaar, ahh dhanyavad for this awesome little Hindi-language-lesson:) Some great new words to add to the list! Muchas gracias! It´s afternoon here now – we say “Buenas tardes” (good afternoon) here around this time, and “Buenas noches” (Good night) at night. Buenos dias means good day! 🙂 Enjoy the tree-book, it´s a great read! Many hugs and love, take care dear dost And shubhratri to you, I assume 🙂 🙏

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      • 😊Buenas tardes,dear dost.we both are attending the language class.beautiful experiences.hey dear yaar(यार/दोस्त dost)is it not wonderful class of we both.talking with you,i feel very much happiness.buenas dias,yaar.i will read that book because i have interesting in amazing thing.okay ,dear!!many hugs and love.Buenas noches(Shubhratri) with love.❤🙏

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      • Si, I agree, it´s a lot of fun for me too:) Dhanyavad dear yaar, and wishing you shubratri, big hugs ❤🙏

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      • Hey what is Si?yaar!!

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      • Now.here is the time of sleeping,yaar!!sending you Big hugs and love.Buenos noches(Shubhratri)😴😴😴💕💕💕💕💕💖

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      • Si means yes! Nighty 🙂 💕

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      • Thanks,dear dost!!we say (हाँ)haan for yes.now here is the time of morning.i think -you are sleeping.for you buenas noches,shubhratri(शुभरात्री)❤❤❤❤

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      • Haan, yes, you were right dear mitra! Enjoy your day/evening over there! Que disfrutes! (Enjoy:) ❤❤❤

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      • Haan,yaar!! Our conversation is so much interesting.my dear gypsy soul!! Buenos dias everywhere you are.Big hugs and loves.Que disftutes!!hey dear dost!!what is the meaning of xo xo?plz reply.

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      • Hola lovely mitra, haan yes that´s true! Thank you/ gracias for your kind wishes, wishing you buenas noches already and sending hugs and love back. xoxo means hugs and kisses in English (I think lol) I will reply even when you don´t write “plz reply” mitra 😉 I reply as soon as possible. Big hugs (abrazos) dear dost

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      • Oh my God.xoxo means hugs and kisses.Andrews say me xoxo.and i say too him xoxo.myGod!! I have thought that xoxo meant by hugs and love.i am married.how i can say other man xoxo.hey My Lord!! Forgive me.Andrew says to everybody-xoxo.may be this words are commen and natural in American culture.is it right,?dear dost!!मारे गये गुलफ़ाम।it is a proverb in Indian language.it means-i make me fool myself.Lol.yeah..Lol is right.yeah.i will remember for that as you say.”plz reply “is not right for you.you are most honest and responsible natured.abrazos,my dear yaar😊😊😊❤❤❤❤

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      • You are so sweet my dear friend! Yes, xoxo is just a normal thing to write in American culture/ Western culture I guess. Well maybe not to say to everybody lol, but to a friend that you really are fond of. I think Indian culture is more conservative, right? I remember on all my travels to Asia I was always asked if I was married…in Europe that´s not such a big question/ thing anymore I reckon. Sending you much love and hugs querida amiga (beloved friend), buenas noches 😊❤❤❤

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      • You are my honest friend,yaar.now,again i send him xoxo.so much stupid me😂😂😂😂

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      • Lol 😂 The power of habit! “The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.”― Samuel Johnson. Lol. I am sure it´s ok, though, I mean you are much too far away from him to actually kiss him 😉 Buenas noches dear mitra

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      • 😉😉😉😉😉😉😉yaeh.i avoided myself.your quote is awesome.right.i am so much far away from him.(बच गई😁)i saved myself.I can not touch and kiss other man but only my husband.here girls and women have rights to do all after marriage.now going to sleep.talk tomorrow.Querida amiga❤sending you Big hugs and loves.buenas noches,dear dost!!

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      • I understand. It´s fascinating to learn about the differences between cultures! Thanks for sharing, bye for now y buenas noches ❤❤

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      • Hey my dear dost!!my baby told just now-we can say xo words to close friends.Andrews is my five years old follower-cum-friend.when i had begun blogging then he was my second foreign follower.now you advice me that i can say him-xo.sending you Big hugs and loves.Querida amiga❤❤❤❤

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      • Namaste meere yaar, dhanyavad for your kind message, and happy to hear the xoxo-confusion cleared up 😀 So nice that you have been friends for five years- please research “cum” dear I think it´s not what you had in mind to say 😀…It´s great to have good friends from all over the world, isn´t it? Grateful for you querida amiga! Big hugs and much love ❤❤❤❤

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      • My dear dost!!नमस्ते(Namaste)i am happy to receive your response.yeah.you are right-i i should not use the word “cum”.oh i remembered that you said that Indian culture is most conservative.it is right in matter of rural and uneducated area.now,modernization is making the Indian culture more advanced than neighbour countries like Pakistaan,Shrilanka,Maynmaar,Nepal,Afghanistan etc.
        Are yaar!!you saw the Andrews’s new post of today.that is dedicated to you.my dear gypsy soul-tell me about that thought “ocean aparts,only thought away” is most lovely to me.only this line has become you my lovely friend.is this line only your thought or a piece of any poem or a part of your prose? I can never forget that beautiful line.in this way,you are too my inspiration.the blogging introduce us from many cultural specialities and wonderful thoughts.😀 .thanks for sharing the thoughts.it is great to have good friends from all over the world.😊you are a young aged girl but most brilliant.Grateful for you querida amiga.big hugs and a lot of love,my dear dost.💖💖💖💖

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      • Dear mitra, oh for some reason your beautiful comment was in my Spam-folder and I just saw it now! Thank you so much for teaching me these fascinating things about Indian culture! I meant the conservative comment more in regards to relationships/ marriage etc, compared to Europe, or Central Europe. I have many friends here who in their mid-thirties are not married, it´s kinda normal here, and in India? The line you mentioned that I shared with Drew “oceans apart, only a thought away” just came to me somehow. I used to write poetry, but mostly in German…and wrote a novel in German, too. I feel honored that you call me your inspiration. You are mine, too, dear friend! Dhanyavad for all your wonderful kindness and generosity of spirit!! Grateful for you, mere yaar. Big hugs and mucho amor (much love in Spanish) xxx

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      • Don’t worry about spam.it is like a Hell for followers,yaar.thanks for your kind reply.yeah-you are thinking in nice way about our culture.xoxo😊

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      • Very welcome lovely. I´ve been fascinated by your amazing ancient culture and its wisdom for a long time. xoxo abrazos/ hugs

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      • Dhanyvaad,my dear yaar!! for appreciation.my lovely treasures of Roman,Spanish and Greek culture’s signature are near to you.xoxo abrazos.Buenas noches,yaar!! 💞💞💖

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      • Hey my dear dost!! I am reading the poem”Vanity of Human Wishes”written by Samuel Johnson.this poem has 368 lines and wonderful satire .from yesterday night i began to study him.remarkable and wise lines are in his poetry.after that-i will read his other poetry-essays on the man.i am passing my time in beautiful way.perhaps i had already read about him when i was doing Graduation and Post Graduation in English Literature.you have reminded me about Dr.Johnson.😀now i have begun to read him.Grateful for you querida amiga!sending you big huges and a lot of love.💖

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      • Dear mitra, that sounds amazing! Sounds like wonderful poetry…will check out a bit more about Samuel Johnson soon. Happy to have reminded you:) Your studies must have been so much fun!! I studied Cultural studies including literature and absolutely loved it. Grateful for you! Enjoy your read:) I am preparing a little surprise for the blog for tomorrow now:) Big hugs and much love dear yaar 💖

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      • Are yaar!! Now i am5 reading HIM still now.yeah.wonderful poetry with having a miracle type his biography.i am enjoying very much.i see your blog having a little surprise tomorrow.Big hugs and loves,my dear dost!!Buenas noches.💖💕💕💝💝💝

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      • Sorry dear dost! Don’t misunderstanding me when i reply you on your beautiful message .i say you -“Are yaar” that means oh yaar(ओह यार).really i was drowning in ocean of thoughts of Samuel Johnson.Really,his thoughts are most relevant in modern era.amazing writer.continue your studies.your topic is most interesting my dear.!!now i am not reading but seeing a Hollywood movie”body of lies” based on Islamic terrorism.Actor is my favourite hero – Leonardo da capri.hey my dear mitra!! Do you like to see the Holywood’s movie?after dèep study ,i want some relexing mood before sleeping.:))😄Grateful for you to inform about amazing writer.sending you big hugs and much love.shubhratri(शुभरात्रि)Buenas noches😊😊😊❤❤❤❤

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      • Hey my dear dost!!you said right that India is a conservative nation.but not more much.i thought on your opinion and saw around me with most wider eyed ,then i reached on this conclusion that you were right about Asian cultures.Beon dia,my dear yaar.hey my dear gypsy soul!! I want to say you about the word “mitra”(मित्र)”if we say in English to mitra for a friend then the pronunciation of मित्र in English is wrong.it makes the word-मित्र asमित्रा( mitra)that is wrong.in English alphabetical words,there is no word for त्र.if we try in English then we can say Mitr.half” t”and full “r’ make the word”मित्र”.it is only for you knowledge,my dear dost.but as you calling me-Mitra that word is too lovely and sweet for me.that word is related only Hindi language and “यार”(yaar)/ दोस्त (dost) is right written in English.these two words are related from Urdu/Parisian language.you know-here many words of other languages are including in Hindi Language.Main language of India is Hindi but not National Language.In india ,many languages are spoken in different area of India.but Hindi is common and easy language for understanding all over in India.😀 .India has not any National language because of many complexities in different cultures all states of India.but it is nice thing here -Unity in Diversity.when you will come India then y ou can feel it.now that is okay.Namaste,mere dost aur(और-and) Dhanywaad(धन्यवाद/thanks).Big hugs and much love,my dear Gypsy soul yaar😊💖

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      • I ask him again.right.left this topic.

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      • Oh my God !!i am trying to full comment but a little bit part of my message is going to you.if i say xoxo it is not big matter .in real life i have not dared to say that word.now,i will say to Andrews for not saying me xoxo.right ,dear dost!! Now i am going to sleep because here is midnight.Big hugs and love.Buenas noches,my dear friend/dost.🤗🤗🤗🤗❤❤❤❤

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      • Gute Nacht (good night in German, just to mix things up a little here lol), abrazos 🤗❤❤❤

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      • Gute Nacht.abrazos,yaar!!🤗🤗🤗❤❤❤❤

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      • My dear dost!! Here is the time of morning. I think-you are sleeping.Buenas noches,yaar!!❤❤❤❤

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      • Oh my dear dost.!! My chinaar is called in America and European countries by the name”Maple Tree”.big hugs and much love,mere yaar!!😊🤗🤗🤗🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁

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  10. You really go all out covering a place. I really appreciate that! I used to travel a lot, but have come to loathe flying. The way you present, it’s almost like I was there!

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  11. Hey beautiful lady

    I missed this post, you now why. I am sorry but I am here now and so happy to read this feast for the eyes and mind you gave us.

    Just loved your opening paragraph and I adore the way you hold our hand through this journey. Please can I come along on ALL your trips? ♡
    Seriously you and I would have SO MUCH FUN ♥
    That Spatzle looks divine, I am a sucker for food that looks that delish.

    Love you on that bridge surrounded by the forest. Gorgeous and dreamy. My two go to adjectives for you as of NOW ♡

    Have I told you how happy I am we’ve met?♡
    Remind me to tell you. Lol

    All the love for you and this enchanting post you’ve gifted us with

    xxxxxxxxxx

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    • Hi gorgeous Fiery

      oh my your comment really touched my soul dear!! Thank you so much for your wonderful sweet and just plain incredible and kind lines!! Bit speechless and that happens pretty rarely, lol.

      Please no worries ever about missing out on posts etc. Life can get busy and or challenging for all of us sometimes – I am just super grateful and stoked you visited me here and OF COURSE you can come along on all my trips girl!! Stoked to have you!! ♥

      Your thoughtful feedback means a lot, and yeah of course we would have heaps of fun together, would surely be super cool! I am also really happy we met, thanks for all your kindness and loving vibes!! 🙂 You brightened up my day you super-talented poetess! All the love back to ya and some massive hugs!! ♥

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  12. Fantastic insights into Indian culture you are sharing, mere yaar! Love learning from you. Dhanyavad times a thousand 🙂 Also, I find the Sanskrit alphabet (is it Sanskrit alphabet?) you use most beautiful, it looks kinda poetic to me…:) Buenas noches querida amiga💖

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  13. Yeah.dear dost!!it is best for everybody.with big hugs and love🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷

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  14. Great photos! The food looked delicious!

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