After being in Germany for a week, I was feeling a little overwhelmed. I have never really had experience in big cities so that was the first thing that hit me. Part of that is the public transport. There is a bus or train to pretty much every street corner and it gets confusing. There are so many signs and people and I’m surprised that I haven’t gotten lost…again.
So that was the first thing that hit me. There are a couple of other things that surprised me as well; how good currywurst is, how many churches there are that are centuries old, how much of a group our class is becoming, and how warm it is. I wish I had packed more shorts.
There are a couple things I miss from home every once in a while. Most of it is food. My mom is a great cook and I wish I didn’t have to go back to college two days after getting back because of that. I guess I also love her too. Mostly the food though…haha. I miss ice. Cold, cold ice. I miss my car. I just want to drive somewhere. There are more but I can probably do without them.
Despite all the things I miss, there are a lot of things I wish we had back in the U.S. that are here. The public transportation, while confusing at first, is amazingly useful and reliable. I wish we had a system as good as this one in GR. The cool door windows here would be great too-despite the bugs they let in sometimes. For those that don’t know, the doors here have different positions they go in when you turn the handle to different angles. Straight up opens the door, horizontal makes the top of the door tilt forward three inches or so, and straight down locks the door. Ingenuous. I also like the coin money. That might just be me though.
Anyways, a lot of new things. All of them are pretty good. More to come!