For the past few weeks I've seen allot of people walking past my window in carnival costumes. We live very close to the train station. I've seen bears, Vikings, cowboys and space aliens. I never saw so many carnival costumes in Leimen. These villagers take their partying seriously! Today is fastnacht. Tomorrow begins the 6 weeks of fasting before Easter. I'm going to give up sugar for Lent. But today we will eat Berliners. These are the traditional German doughnuts they make for fastnacht. And I'm pretty sure you can not find better Berliners anywhere!