Category: Germany

Chocolate in Belgium

I went with another exchange student for a long weekend trip to Belgium. We left early Friday morning and returned Monday night, with 3 days in Belgium and an afternoon in Bonn, Germany. The weather forecast was in the low 20s Fahrenheit. I also did not know much about Belgium besides waffles, fries and chocolate, ...

In Love With Berlin Part 3

Friday night I walked from Brandenburg Gate to the Fernsehtrum (television tower with a view). On the way I saw so much amazing architecture and they looked even more beautiful in the evening with less people there. When I got to the television tower, the view from above really showed how big Berlin is. I ...

In Love With Berlin: Part 2

The second day in Berlin I went to Kreuzberg. I was glad I signed up for the eco-shopping tour because it forced me to start the day early (11 am). There were so many people at the train station and it was easy to figure out. I also loved looking at the city since the ...

In Love With Berlin Part 1

It was Wednesday 10pm and I had packed bags with snacks, a camera, more clothes than needed, and even vitamins. Walking through Vallendar at 10 pm was equivalent to as if I was walking at 2 am. The streets were empty. I went to the bus stop to catch the 10:37 pm bus to Koblenz’s ...

Just Take the Bus to Koblenz

My appreciation for Koblenz didn’t begin the first or second time I went there, not counting the first day I arrived in Germany. That’s why, this is a condensed post of my experiences in Koblenz. Koblenz is the closest city to Vallendar, where I live. Initially, Koblenz seemed to be a small, cute city. I ...

Layover in Madrid

I was on a plane, Air Europa flight 92, during New Year’s Eve. At midnight, the lights were off and most passengers were asleep. This was the first time I didn’t celebrate New Year’s Eve with my family, all because of choosing a flight with a 19-hour layover in Madrid, Spain. I was going to ...

Auf Wiedersehen Mannheim!

Looking back on my time abroad, it’s overwhelmingly strange to believe that I was actually able to accomplish and survive such a long time on my own in this strange new world. The places I’ve seen, the people I’ve met, the cultures I’ve experienced, and the things I have learned will always be carried with ...