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 this absurd. As far as I knew, everyone in Europe loves Fussball, right? Wrong. I’m still learning.
Despite this minor set back, it seems that my guest family’s larger family all happen to love Fussball. At a family party last week I met a cousin in the family who happened to play for a club team in Wittenberg. At the end of the night, I was invited to play with his team in a practice the next day. A couple cancellations later, I should be playing with them in about an hour. Needless to say, as a Fussballspieler myself, I have been awaiting this chance my entire stay in Germany. I’m a little nervous. I’ve had a couple injuries recently which may slow me down a bit, but I’m ready to enjoy myself nonetheless. We’ll see how it goes.
As far as the weekend, I’ve got nothing. A hiking trip ended up being cancelled last minute and this happens to be our extended break, so there is an extra 2 days on top of the normal 3 day weekend that we have here. I’m fairly confident I can find something to do. I mean, it’s Germany. I’m thinking about making a couple day trips to maybe Dresden, Magdeburg, or Potsdam. We’ll see how creative I can get and how much money I feel like spending. Travel is always expensive here. Bis spaeter!