Category: Germany

Exploration Beyond the Bubble

My situation is much more relaxed now, especially regarding food. I have a stronger idea of what foods to eat everyday. Since my time is much more limited than if I had lived at home, I have focused on eating these three daily meals. First, I eat bread with marmalade, and tea in the morning ...

Missing Trains

Timeline: 4/6/2018 – 4/9/2018 After exiting the sky train my group ran into a couple problems when trying to arrive at the university. One thing that’s great about being a student at Ruhr University is that we have been given student train passes. These passes give us access to trains that connect all throughout different ...

A Lot More to Learn

The first week of school. Oh how I can remember the stress of studying for exams and doing homework. I began Monday worrying about how I would find the right amount of food to sustain me for the week. I cooked a potato and vegetable stew but I added a strong minty vegetable which really ...

A Bit Nervous in the Old World

“Oh, man I’m kind of nervous” were the first words I thought on the day of my flight to Bochum, Germany on April 4, 2018. How would I navigate around if I did not know the local language? How would I learn to cook if I spent my entire life being dependent on my parents, ...

I Can’t Read!

4/6/2018 I was successfully able to check in all my bags and board on the planes that allowed me to arrive in Germany. I had to take two connecting flights. The first was from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Dublin, Ireland which lasted about 7 hours, and then I had to immediately connect o to another plan from ...

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The Day Before Departure

4/3/2018 I remember being 10 years old and the most distance I ever traveled was for a trip to Disney World. I remember waking up early in the morning right as the sun began to peek through the clouds. I had to aid my Dad with packing all of our heavy luggage and each time ...

Experiencing the Rhine River

This post is a combined one of trips and experiences along the beautiful Rhine River Valley in Germany: Marksburg Castle in Braubach, a historic fortress in Koblenz (Ehrenbreitstein),  and the impressive monument in Rudesheim (Neiderwald).  I will also share some reflections about living in Vallendar, a small town along the Rhine River, and studying abroad ...