Ich liebe Deutschland, or in English, I love Germany. I visited Munich, Germany this past weekend and fell in love with the country. All together, 11 of us traveled by train, which took roughly 8 hours. I swear it’s not as bad as it sounds. That seats were fairly comfortable and I was able converse and get to know the other students on the trip. Once we arrived to our hostel, we quickly changed and got ready to go out for a night out on the town.
After clubbing till four in the morning, we woke around nine for a free tour. I have learned that when you’re abroad your able to make yourself rally. I am maybe, and I mean maybe, averaging around six hours asleep a night. You know what they say though, you can sleep when you are dead. Anyway, we followed our tour guide through city hall, Frauenkirche, Mozart’s house, Hofbrauhaus, the Royal Residenz, Munich Opera House, and Theatine Church and square. After the tour, we went to Hofbrauhaus had lunch and drank some beer. They had authentic German music playing and some of the locals were getting obliterated because of their football team, Bayern Munchen, had a football game. Since I have never had a favorite football team, I decided to jump on the Bayern Munchen bandwagon. I bought a scarf and I’m German so why not?
I have learned that I thoroughly enjoy trying to speak to foreigners while visiting other countries. Even though most Europeans speak a little bit of English, it’s still nice to be able to converse with them in their language, especially the women. They seem to enjoy it and they are happy to translate some sayings into my moleskin, which I carry with me everywhere.
After going out on Saturday night, we took a train to Dachau, which was the first of the Nazi concentration camps in Germany. I couldn’t rap my head around the fact that we were actually at a concentration camp. I didn’t know what, or how to feel. Truthfully, I didn’t feel anything until we left and were back on the train. It’s hard to write about it, but I definitely recommend to take a trip there if your in the area.
Some of us are escaping the cold and traveling to Nice this weekend, which is located in the southern part of France. Till then, au revoir!