Tuesday, July 1, 2014
The past couple of days have been filled with many fun activities. Over the Weekend Caroline's Family and i visited Dachau the concentration camp. It was very surreal and sad but it is important to learn the history about it. Afterwards, we went into München to shop. It is very beautiful there but everything in Germany is so expensive. We only had one hour to shop, which is not nearly enough time to spend there so we will be going back next weekend! Later that week we went to the Altstadtfest in town and we danced the night away. It was a very cool experience and i met a lot of new people. The bands that were playing we're better than i thought they would be and they sung many songs i was familiar with. During the week we went to a bbq, watched the Germany vs USA game, visited Salzbergwerk and Königssee. The mine we went to ended up being very exciting, thanks to the slides that we could go down instead of using the stairs. When we went to the lake Königssee, Matt and I shopped our butts off. I bought my best friend Jacob suspenders with the Bavarian flag on it, my sister a necklace, and my other friend Jake a leather wallet. So far, i have spent 200 US Dollars all on gifts for other people, i have only bought one sweatshirt for myself. I wanted to get my dad a small beer mug with his name on it. However, i only found one with his name mispelled. It said "Denis" instead of "Dennis." Overall it has been a fun week in Germany.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The plane ride from Colorado to Iceland was interesting because of all the time changes. It never got fully dark outside while we were on the plane. Iceland and Germany´s airports were a lot smaller than DIA, and Iceland was freezing cold. The first surprising thing that i came across when i got to Germany was how different the water is. We went to McDonalds and i ordered water but it turned out to be sparkling water, which tastes like soda. I will definitely be sticking to still water! I noticed that all of the houses here are white with red roofs, also the houses are spread apart more. Along with that, the school is completely different than horizon. It is more colorful and bright, and i noticed that they have ping pong tables and fish tanks in the school.