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Rain and Shine… and Snow?!

The place has the time gone!? A rhetorical query as a result of I do know the place the time has gone; it has turned moments into recollections. My thoughts and coronary heart have gotten acquainted with the truth that life strikes quick.


Just a few issues I’ve been grateful for lately: my form host who knitted me an attractive pair of socks; Nenfa and Sam, my four-legged siblings who’re the bests of associates; quiet morning walks to the U-Bahn station; and naturally, imfamous German chocolate.

I arrived safely to my homestay and was greeted by my great host and her two canines. My lovely new associates had been fast to point out me across the neighborhood; the place I might be calling house for the subsequent 4 months. We explored the native sights, situated the closest U-Bahn station, and grabbed a couple of necessities at our closest Lidl.

I’m so grateful to be staying with such a affected person host who’s an unbelievable canine mother, welcomes my errors, and bakes great Käsekuchen.



Strolling has been a big a part of my life right here in Berlin. Since arriving, I’ve not seen the within of a automotive, and as an alternative have develop into acquainted with the great public transit system Berlin boasts. I’ve loved being one with the weather, or relatively I’ve realized that is one thing I should get pleasure from. There’s a phrase that I discover very becoming of the German mindset relating to clothes, “Es gibt kein schlechtes Wetter, nur schlechte Kleidung.” Roughly translating to, “there isn’t any dangerous climate, simply dangerous clothes.”

We’ve got skilled rain, shine, and snow; typically all in the identical day. I’m loving the surprising nature and spontaneity of all of it.

Strolling in all places has compelled me to be extra conscious of my environment in an attractive approach. Now not am I in a position to shut the automotive door and tune out the world at some stage in my commute, relatively I’m compelled to note the refined particulars I might have in any other case missed.

Listening nicely

If solely each constructing, door, empty area, and road might inform us concerning the lives they’ve lived. What would they are saying? I really feel strolling permits me to pay attention nearer to the tales they wish to share.

When I’m strolling, I’m usually strolling to or from an S-Bahn, U-Bahn, bus, or tram station. IES offers each scholar with a month-to-month go to make the most of the transportation system as a lot as they want. I’ve used this public transit system to expertise the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin wall, the well-known Museum Island, the Mercedes Benz Enviornment and so many different wonderful locations. I’ve liked visiting native church buildings, the Berlin Philharmonie, and an deserted nineteenth century sanatorium simply to call a couple of. What a wild semester already.

The Brandenburg Gate Mercedes Benz Enviornment preparing for the massive hockey recreation. Hockey recreation between Eisbären Berlin and EHC Pink Bull München. It was positively epic. The Berlin Cathedral The health club I like. I additionally love the Hammer Power weights for egocentric causes. German Bundestag

Berlin has been very form to me, and I’m excited to see and expertise extra of this intricate place.

I respect you following alongside!


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