For the past week I’ve been to the island of Sylt with my parents and Julian. Sylt is an island located at the north-western coast of Germany. We have spent at least one weekend there for the past three years. And this time, we even had a whole week!
Since the water was still super cold (about 11°C), Julian and I didn’t want to go surfing. However, we did another fun outdoor activity with my parents. We went on an E-bike tour! Originally, only my dad wanted an E-bike and we would have rented normal bikes to get some exercise but then Julian saw this super fancy electrical mountain bike which he wanted, so my mum and I also got e-bikes so we could keep up with the boys. The weather was really nice and after a while I got used to my bike, it wasn’t super crazy fast at all, like I had feared. It was definitely helpful, to have a bit of a support while driving on the dyke, since it was super windy up there! Just before getting lunch at the Kupferkanne in Kampen, Julian and I switched bikes. His bike was very cool because you were totally able to feel the engine pushing you forward and it was very fast! While getting down from his bike I almost fell though, because I had forgotten, that I was riding a men’s bike and got caught on the rod. After a little shock, I managed to land on my feet again, without being squashed by a bike.
Our lunch was rather a tea-time with giant slices of cake, compared to New Zealand the portions you get in German restaurants and cafes are huge! Since it was so full, we sat on a table with two couples, who were a bit older than my parents. Since tea is better to be enjoyed in ease, we had some time to talk to our table companions. We even told them about New Zealand and they said that they were happy for us, to be able to do such things as travelling before starting a job. It was super nice to meet such friendly people as Germans are often portrayed as being quite reserved to strangers.
Another day, we went to go swimming in and indoor pool (as I said, the North Sea was still freezing cold). Julian and I went ahead and had a bit of a battle on who could go down a slide faster (it had a stop-watch function). Unfortunately, Julian bet me because I didn’t have enough weight to get a lot of speed. It was a lot of fun nevertheless, and I really enjoyed wearing my swimsuit again.
For the evening, we had booked a bowling alley, which I wasn’t too excited about. To be honest, I really suck at bowling, although I tried to be good at it many times. Therefore, it was no surprise that I ended up being the last place every round, with my dad having more point in one game than I had in three. Being my competitive self, I was quite frustrated afterwards but watching an episode of my current favorite show Riverdale made up for it.
On our last day, we basically just walked around in Westerland (one of the bigger cities on Sylt) and bought some froyo at a little cafe called “Icery Sylt“, which had amazing and pretty cheap ice-cream. You get one cup on froyo with as many toppings that fit in the cup for only 5€ I believe and the portions are big enough for two people.
For the past few times we visited Sylt we always got cocktails at the “Cafe Extrablatt” while watching the sunset, so it was also must to go there this time. It was super fun, to slurp on our cocktails and talk about random funny things with my parents.
Anther quick tip from me for chocolate lovers who visit Sylt: you HAVE to go to the shop of the “Sylter Schokoladenmanufaktur“, as they let you choose your favorite chocolate from dozens of types (I chose the organic dark chocolate with 70% cocoa percentage and it’S delicious). I must admit, with three to five Euros per 100g the chocolate is a little bit pricey, but it’s definitely worth it.
What places do you want to visit? Let me know in the comments!
I hope you have a great day!