Moving to Bern

Holy moly. It’s happening. In just a couple of days I will move to Bern and live there for at least three years, while I study to become a registered dietitian.

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A couple of days last week were spent apartment hunting and exploring parts of the city. There are so many amazing sights and restaurants all over the place. My student budget will definitely not allow a lot of fancy restaurant visits, but maybe I’ll splurge on take away once in a while. YOLO, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

And oh boy, Tibits is quite close to my new apartment. I am not sure how I will overcome the temptation to check out their buffet every time I walk by. Tibits is an all vegetarian buffet restaurant with changing dishes, every Tuesday their entire selection is vegan. The food is delicious but also quite pricey (you pay by weight and I always go bananas with my plate).

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For real though, it’s almost impossible not to pile up a mountain of food on your plate. There are lots of indian inspired dishes, plenty of fresh salads and desserts and it’s super hard to choose because everything is delicious.

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While I was in Bern, I also picked up the textbooks for the first semester. I have never seen a bookstore this packed with textbooks. ๐Ÿ™‚

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And of course I also had to stroll around in the gorgeous old town for a while.

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I feel like there are lots of amazing things and sights waiting to be discovered. Look at these cute candleholders I stumbled upon for example! Absolutely love the vibrant colors.

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A Weekend at Atlantic Beach

I’m a true oceanholic. Sure, going on city sightseeing trips is awesome too and you can have a fantastic time, but nothing calms my mind as much as sitting on the beach. Just listening to the waves crashing onto the shore, looking out to the horizon and digging your toes into the sand… Heaven.

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So I was in a state of complete blissfulness when we went on a road trip to the coast during our stay in North Carolina. Even just the drive there was scenic, but getting out of the car and tasting the salty air while walking towards this panorama was awesome.

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And just look at all the shells.

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We spent a couple of hours swimming (the water was incredibly warm) and sunbathing. Then we went to our hotel to shower and came back down to the beach to watch the sunset and play a Swedish outdoor game called “Kubb“. It’s similar to Boccia, but instead of balls one uses wooden batons and it’s played in two teams.

It’s a really funny game, but my eyeโ€“hand coordination is not the best, so I’m always glad when I manage to get through it without hitting someones head.ย ๐Ÿ˜‰

We passed by this adorable house on our way back to the beach. Absolutely love the colors and the fish scale front, they are so friendly and beach-y. ๐Ÿ™‚

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The sunset was a feast for the eyes in lots of different nuances of gold. One of those moments which make you wish you could just stop time.

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I’m Nuts about North Carolina.

Me and my boyfriend had such an amazing time visiting family members in Greensboro, North Carolina for the last two weeks.

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For starters, the warm and humid climate was a very welcome change from the unsteady European summer we had experienced previously. The vegetation was absolutely gorgeous and peppered with colorful butterflies.

Our lovely relatives went out of their way to make sure we would get enough vegetarian food supplies, so the first store we got to check out was Wholefoods. Sounding all calm and contained now, but I was bouncing in my car seat when we drove up to this sight. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Of course I had to take a close look at all the aisles (I may or may not have spend a couple of minutes studying the pet food selection, even though none of us owns any pets – yet). Seriously, can you blame me though?

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And then I found the nut butter section. Oh boy.

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And the aisle of non-dairy milks.

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Amazing. I hope one day this is what all super markets will look like (minus the price level).

They also offer a great selection of healthy snacks. I tried these Pita Chips with Pineapple and Mango Salsa. Sooooo good.

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Since it didn’t cool down much even during the night we took lots of cosy evening walks to explore the glorious surroundings. And – I’ll admit it – hunt some Pokรฉmons. ๐Ÿ™‚

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We saw this heron almost every evening, seems to be a good spot for it to catch dinner. There are even turtles living in the lake, but they were quite skilled at hiding from my camera.

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Good night!

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