A Tale of Bonn and Books

Last year, when my mom came to visit me, we took a train to Bonn for a day trip. I just love how Germans take trains everywhere! Although we didn’t know much about the city or what to expect, deep down we were just wishing we could experience all the beauty of the incredible cherry blossom avenue. But that was merely wishful thinking since they’re only around for a couple of weeks in April, therefore that was not going to happen. Maybe I’ll get to see them this year?

So we went for the next best thing, which happened to be the Beethoven House. Beethoven’s charming birthplace is a now a museum and a place where music lovers from all over the world come together to share ideas. Such a lovely concept!

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Since we only had a few hours to explore the city, we wandered around until we stumbled upon a funny looking structure in the middle of the sidewalk. It was a Bonn Box! A place where people dump old stuff they no longer need! We’ve all seen one of those before, I don’t understand my overuse of exclamation points! Truth is, we did get excited upon finding it, and after a quick look around I found a little old book. And it was in English. And it was The Devil Wears Prada. So I was pretty psyched! I loved the movie and the book kept me good company for a while.

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I haven’t been back in Bonn ever since, but I still have the book. I might give it away, you know, to pass on the gift. But then I might just keep it to myself, you know, as a souvenir…

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