While I have greatly enjoyed my time here in Germany I have seen a great many things that are strange/interesting. I think that this a fun look at these differences between the cultures. Continue reading “The Stranger Side of Germany”
The food here is amazing. “Bayerisches Schmankerl,” a Bavarian dish, was offered at a traditional German restaurant. Notice how it was served on a wood plate or platter. It included a kind of Bavarian meatloaf that does not taste at all like American meat loaf, 3 Numberg-style sausages and one regensburg-style sausage. The Numberg-style sausages have a lot of flavor as they are typically spiced with ginger, nutmeg, chilies and cloves. What is interesting about the Regensburg sausages is that supposedly they are made like a restaurant in Regensburg, Germany makes them that has been open since around 1135 AD. I don’t know if this is really true, but it is an interesting possibility. The meal also included fried potato slices, and sauerkraut in the front. This has so far been my favorite meal here. Continue reading “What’s it like?”
In the streets of Germany you will find currywurst with fries and doner kebaps (the best street food to grace this place called earth). In the larger cities, you will find street performers and artists of all sorts. Coming across a talented performer/group on the streets is always a lot of fun. Narrow cobblestone alleys are quickly filled by our large crew.
I am having so much fun in Germany. Here are a few pictures from our adventures.
There are way more nice cars in Berlin than back in Grand Rapids. Pretty much wherever we have been in berlin, there are always fancy cars. There are Porches, Lamborghinis, Teslas, and so much more. This is a Lamborghini from the Volkswagen museum. We were not allowed to sit in it, but it was still very cool. Made me wish Id have enough money to afford one someday.
This picture is from our singe day trip to Bremen. It is an old ship that was converted into a restaurant. It would be cool to eat there, but we did not get the chance. The funny thing about this boat is that there are bridges on each side that are too low for the boat to pass through, so its kind of stuck there.
Here is a map of the U-Bahn and S-Bahn routes though the city of berlin. We use these methods of public transport pretty much wherever we go besides school. These subways get you around the city pretty quick, if you know what you’re doing… which now I finally do. There were many times at the start of the trip where we were not sure which train to take and ended up going the wrong direction. Public transport can be fun as long as it is not crowded.
The following are pictures of some of our adventures in Germany and descriptions of the pictures. Hopefully this allows those of you at home to get a better glimpse of what we are up to. Continue reading “Adventures in Germany in color!”
The East Side Gallery is a large preserved stretch of the Berlin Wall. They got multiple painters to decorate the wall with their idea of what freedom meant. I think that it is a great idea to turn what was once a symbol of oppression into a work of art celebrating their freedom. There are dozens of styles ranging from abstract to realistic and all of them are beautiful.
We went to the Deutsches Technikmuseum as a group, and we enjoyed our time there! On the top floor there was a plane suspended from the outside of the building. They had both life-size and scale models of various boats, an exhibit on energy, a flight simulator, and many other cool exhibits.
We have all been updating this blog with descriptions of our adventures in Deutschland over the past couple weeks. While this is very informative to you, the reader, and us in the future, something has been missing from this blog: pictures. Sometimes it is better to show something than it is to simply talk about it. Over the past weekend, I experienced three things in which this is just the case.
Facebook so far has been the main way I have contacted my friends and family back home to show what I have been doing so far in my time in Germany. Many of these pictures though only show the sightseeing part of this program. Many of the everyday activities are left out of my picture dumps, so here is a quick update in all I have been doing as seen in a few pictures.