Enjoying a park in Bonn, Germany
Later that evening we arrived in Bonn, having hitchhiked to a nearby town and then taken the rail for the last fifteen kilometers. It was lovely to see a familiar face and to be able to rest for a few days! We walked around Bonn, saw the sights, but much of our time was spent reading, sketching, catching up on old TV shows and visiting with our friend.
Haribo Factory Store!
The most interesting (and most memorable) activity we did in Bonn was to visit the Haribo factory store! Haribo is a popular German brand of candy, famous for its gummie bears and other chewy candies. Entering this store was a bit overwhelming, as it sold every type of Haribo candy currently made. The store itself was large, with one section devoted to the history of the Haribo company. Bags of Haribo candies lined the shelves, with everything from pirate-themed gummies to candies in the shapes of animals and more. Chris and I opted to buy a bag of mix-and-match candy by weight, where we chose two of almost every type of Haribo candy! Even so, our total did not even pass five Euros (about $7), money well-spent given how much joy that little bag of treats has given us.
Eating Haribo candy while sitting outside the store
Early the next morning we started on our long trip to Kenya!