Meine Reise nach Deutschland!

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Ich bin in den Sommerferien nach Deutschland geflogen! Es war mein erstes Mal in Deutschland, deshalb war ich besonders begeistert. Ich bin in Berlin für eine Woche geblieben und danach habe ich meinen Onkel besucht. Ich bin bei ihm und meiner Tante für noch eine Woche geblieben. Natürlich habe ich viele Sehenswürdigkeiten besichtigt, zum Beispiel den Reichstag und das Brandenburger Tor. Ich bin auch durch die Stadt Lübeck gelaufen. Es war sehr schön! Ich habe so viel gesehen, und es hat so viel Spaß gemacht!!!

Hopefully you guys can understand most of the above! Anyway, I was in Berlin this past Summer (and also near Hamburg and Lübeck for about a week), and it was the most fun I’ve ever had! I really hope that some of you are able to take the trip to Bernau with KET this Summer. It was a great learning opportunity while being beautiful and exciting at the same time, and I know that anyone who is able to go will have the experience of a lifetime. Plus, I’m going to try and come too. Can you imagine a better trip than one that I’ll be chaperoning? I didn’t think so.

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I have some pictures of my trip below. Hope you guys enjoy them!

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Das waren meine Sommerferien!

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Letzen Sommer bin ich nach Deutschland und Paris geflogen!

This past summer I traveled to Germany and Paris with my family! We started out in Northern Germany, before driving 6 hours to Paris, then back up to Bavaria to visit my grandmother. While in Paris, We went and saw the world famous “love bridge” or “lock bridge”. Its fairly new, but the concept is to sign your name on a lock with someone else, link it to the bridge, then throw away the key! I did it with my sister, it was a lot of fun.

When we got to Germany, we took the train to Nürnberg one day. This is a fun city in southern Germany in which there is lot of shopping and places to grab a bite to eat. We had pizza and coffee at a small cafe after a long day of hitting all the cute boutiques in the city!

Overall, the trip lasted 2 weeks. It was so much fun, I hope to go back again soon!

Meine Bilder:

My sister and me at the lock bridge in Paris.

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  •       My family and me in Nürnberg

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Growing up in Germany

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

My first memories are from when I lived in Germany. I was about four years old and lived in Schmidmühlen, which is located in Bavaria. My favorite thing to do was go to this local restaurant, where after awhile we became such frequent visitors, we got to sit at a Stammtisch. A Stammtisch is a table reserved for regulars. It is marked with a sign and is considered somewhat of an honor. I remember always being really excited to have to translate for my father, who didn’t speak a lick of German. My sister and I would chatter away with the waiter and then fill my dad in with what all we had been said.

Summer lunch at the local resturant (stammtisch)

Another thing that I got to experience while being a kid in Germany was German pre-school. Every morning we would have tea and breakfast- pretty sophisticated for how young I was. One day, we had to make lanterns out of paper and paint. We were going to have a candle lit in placed inside as we walked in a parade for St. Martin that evening. It is custom for children to make these lanterns and sing songs about St. Martin, who was most famous for having cut his cloak in half and shared it with a beggar, who would have otherwise froze to death. This night stands out to me because being the badly behaved child I was, didn’t follow the rules and swung my lantern- making the candle go out. This was the number one rule, and I had to beg to get my candle re-lit.

The last thing I want to talk about was my trip to Chiemsee. It is also located in Bavaria, and is a nice vacation spot by the lake. What made this place unique though, was that there was a salt mine near by in which you could travel into. We were suited up in dark clothes and put on a little train that took us deep under ground. I remember you could lick the walls (as unsanitary as that sounds) and taste the salt. There were also these massive slides you could go down to get to a lower level. It was really cold down there, I cannot imagine being a miner. I think I went on this excursion two times, but I believe I would be two scared now to be that far under ground!

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