E and I split up for a bit until lunch when we met J. E went and supported a good friend of hers (who was actually presenting her diploma project, small small world!) and I went into the city center of Aachen to sketch and just be out in the gorgeous day. I must be really lucky because both of the times I was in Aachen it was sunny and beautiful. this is apparently rare for Germany but specifically for Aachen because of its geographical and topographical location.
we met up with J at noon where she completely hooked us up with the location of the right bus, the bus times and stops list, maps to both the bus station in Aachen and also an overall map of Maastricht and the wikipedia page on Maastricht so we could familiarize ourselves on the way. she is darling. it was so wonderful.