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Magdeburg… and a random Halle

HALLA! So. This last weekend was a little too relaxing for my taste. I went to Magdeburg on Saturday. It was very nice, but the most interesting this about this city, is how modernized it is amongst all of the old East German buildings. Quite interesting to say the least. They have tried to take [...]

I went into a Rolls Royce dealership to ask for directions…

Hello America,    It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog, but you can blame unruly professors and inconsistent class schedules for that…plus a little rain and even (possibly!) some snow! A few weeks ago, we went to Vienna and I have a funny story about that. We decided to overnight in Berlin before [...]

Wernigerode- The 5k

In addition to the hikes, Michelle and I engaged in an impromptu registration and running of a seemingly large running event in Wernigerode, the town in which we were staying. Michelle and I only ran a 5k, but the experience was great. Right before the start, the Germans warmed up with dance motions demonstrated by [...]

Harz Mountains

Just yesterday I was hiking through the Harz mountains. Specifically, Michelle (fellow Augie student) and I negotiated trails to reach the summit of the highest peak in central Germany: der Brocken. It stands 1142 meters high and we couldn’t see any kind of view after around 850 meters. It was quite a climb and we [...]

Dresden

Hey everyone! My weekend has been a bit less eventful this time around. I’ve had a lot of homework and catching up to do. But, I refuse to sit my time away, and decided I needed to treat myself to a day trip at the very least; I went to Dresden. Dresden was horrifically bombed [...]

REALLY BULLS? REALLY?

Before I begin, let me preface this with: This is written for the sake of comedy. I’m writing to you all now in a state of mixed emotions consisting of but not limited to anger and excitement. This post is my reaction to a culture shock. Tonight, we went to celebrate a friend’s 22 birthday. [...]

Not much to say

So. Today I went to a German movie theater. Quite interesting. The set up is much of that of an American movie theater. However, the popcorn was kettle, and you could purchase beer… naturally, and everyone has assigned seats printed on the ticket stubs. The previews were interesting to see in German rather than English, [...]

One of the best decisions of my life…

… was to travel to the Baltic Sea. You see, the Wittenberg group is on a slight vacation of sorts. We had our last classes on Wed. and then we are free to travel until today, as we go back to classes tomorrow. Originally, I was to travel south for this time and go hiking [...]

München Oktoberfest

Disclaimer: This post contains information about Beer. All those offended, get over it and soak up some of the culture already! Hello world! How’s it going? Same old? That’s not bad. Oh, me? Yeah, well, I don’t mean to brag or anything, but I just went to see one of the coolest, most world renowned [...]

Fussball and the Weekend

Fussball (or soccer, for those who might not know) is probably the single most popular sport in the world, and after 5 weeks in Germany, I have yet to play Fussball. How is this possible? I do not hold it against them, but my guest family somehow does not like Fussball. I had previously thought [...]