What has school done to me to make me say, “Now that‘s my kind of Saturday”?
Facts might be a bit of a strong word here.
1. Live like a foreign exchange student.
a) First day jitters. b) I don’t want to miss re-runs of Spongebob. c) I want to catch the sunrise.
I have been vegan for 6 weeks and 5 days. Can I get a “but who’s counting?” followed by a quick “ba-dum-dum-chhhh”? That’s right, I have been…sort of. It’s more like I know I started the Saturday before school and if I look at any calendar I can calculate it.
Not so easy, dudes. But not so hard.
Okay, that might mean something different for this post.
I, along with oh, I don’t know, a bagillion other people, am back on campus. Notice all those commas? Good, you’re reading. You. You who I do not know. You, who until recently I thought was only my mom and dad. You, You, You…hey what’s your name again?
With all the things compiled, readers, we’ve got to keep in mind a saying I first heard in the AFS study abroad program, “It’s neither good nor bad, just different.”
Today we went to the casemates under a palace here in Dresden. It’s where the city kept its artillery and fortifications way back when (way back when started in 1555). Like everything else in this class, something that sounds like it’d be dry and boring was turned exciting and fascinating within just a few minutes.
Has it really only been a week here in Dresden? It feels like much longer and that scares me. I can’t believe 1/8 of my time here has just jumped out the window. (photo in Meißen)
The Frauenkirche by night.
Today marks the official end of just two full days in Dresden. My mind is still squealing and my heart is still beating. Phew. Only now my blood is flowing in rhythm to the beautiful Elbe.
From Osnabrück I headed down to Como, Italy to visit another best friend from Ecuador named Federica (but feel free to call her Fede). Fede lives very close to George Clooney. She also lives very close to the most beautiful lake that might exist. The Lago di Como was formed by a melted glacier, so [...]
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