Germany was a blast. The one thing that stood out to me was that our group saw more of Germany than most Germans see of Germany. That really stood out to me. We took day trips to major cities. My favorite was Bremen. It’s a major port city in northern Germany and while we were there we were able to see the really old part of town where the streets are narrower at the top then they are at the bottom and with no planning to where roads go. It was super cool and old, and Bremen was probably my favorite city. We took a train ride to the western side of Germany and it remainded me of Michigan or northern Indiana. We went to Hidalburg and saw the castle there and it has the largest cast in the world. At the end we had the opertunity to go and visit other parts of Europe and a friend and I went to Belgium. In Brussels they have A part that is still somewhat set up from the worlds fair and that was really cool. They have a lot of old buildings and a place called mini Europe where they have massive monuments, but in quarter scale, allowing us to see more of Europe than we could otherwise. The trip as a whole was awsome.
While we were in heidelberg Nate, Troy and I went out for dinner and to an artisan Ice cream stand and got amazing looking ice cream cones in the shape of roses. The frozen treat was very satisfying as weather was often hot.
One of the most classic meals for the trip was döner. It is a street food from Turkey. There is a giant rotating column of meat and they carve off strips of the meat and mix it with some vegetables, this way it’s “healthy”. And it’s inexpensive, only 3.5€
One day on an exscersion we went to a Vietnam area. We got food and looked through the shops. We found some kinda crazy hats and put them on. The man on the right was out German teacher Christoph, he is really cool and is a great teacher.
What is more bewildering the the holocost. There was no real warning and everything happened so fast and legally. Continue reading “Insite on the bewildering.”
As we come to Europe we learn about ourselves and the world around us. We learn what it means to be travelers and people from outside of the country and we learn to be travelers of the world and not people of where we are from but from where we are. Continue reading “The new. The old. The German.”
As we come to Germany we learn about more than just ourselves. Continue reading “The new. The old. And the German”
As we look towards the trip we can reflect on what has lead us to this point in time.