Mikoyan MiG-29

I saw a Mikoyan MiG-29 at the Berlin airshow. These were considered a huge threat to our way of life when I was a kid. These days, they’re old and not considered cutting edge anymore. It was incredible to see one up close though.

Mikoyan MiG-29

Sächsische Schweiz

I agreed to go to “Sächsische Schweiz” on Saturday for a hiking trip. “Schweiz” is German for “Switzerland”, so logically, I assumed I was going to Switzerland and told everyone as such. But it turns out ze pesky Germans also call an area within their own country “Schweiz”, so we actually headed to some place just outside of Dresden :P

Thankfully, Sächsische Schweiz is a spectacularly nice place. We started the journey with a pleasant train trip from Berlin, past Dresden and towards the border with the Czech republic.

Near Sächsische Schweiz

Don't drink from the urinal

Apparently in Sächsische, the locals seem concerned that we may wish to stick our head down by the urinal to get some drinking water! (“kein Trinkwasser” is Deutsch for “not drinking water”)

Sächsische Schweiz

The hike began with some beautiful greenery. The local forests remind me a lot of home.

Sächsische Schweiz

This was the beginning of a long upward trek. I’ll be posting more photos from further up later :)

Sächsische Schweiz