On June 15th, 2019, my partner Kyle and I had a small but beautiful wedding ceremony followed by a jubilant reception. It was an incredible day that we will never forget, but to us, the story behind it is just as dear and memorable.
Before I get back into posting regularly, I want to lay some things out about the what-how-why of this blog. Another mini-update is at the end.
(Bonus mini update on life included 😀 )
The time has come to change the name of my blog! This is happening for several reasons:
- I never really liked “GermanLyon” very much to begin with, and
- I am returning to Germany this fall (!!!) and I feel that with this new chapter, a new title is appropriate, and
- possibly the biggest driver of all, I GOT MARRIED!! 😀
The bus ride from Prague to Munich is roughly 6 hours long, and we crammed in as much sleep as we could during the trip. We arrived in Munich at about 5am, and as the day’s festival wasn’t set to start until about 2pm, we headed out to our pre-determined napping spot.
Some time in April, my friend and fellow metal fan Diane (with whom I attended a LoG/CoB show in November) and I discovered that Iron Maiden, a legendary power metal band from the UK, would be playing at a festival called Rockavaria in Munich, Bavaria, in May. After realizing that tickets were not only still available, but were also incredibly reasonably priced, we began making plans.
If you follow, or rather, have been wanting to follow my blog, then you have probably noticed that I have been silent for exactly one year now.
Occasionally in life, we come across opportunities that are simply way too good to pass up. For me, one of these such opportunities arose when I discovered a company on Facebook called pm2am Student Trips. This company offers unique traveling opportunities for students and young people on tight budgets. The premise is that the participants will travel by bus by night, and explore cities during the day, with a bit of variation in each excursion.