Yep. I live here.
This is so so surreal.
I don’t think it has really hit me.
I finally got to go visit the Heidelberg Schloss (which is a five minute walk from Moore Haus) a couple of days ago. It was gorgeous, and the sun even made a nice little appearance.
The group here is great, really welcoming. I’ve really gotten to know Katharine, who is the other girl spring student. She’s from USC but her dad teaches at Pepperdine, so she got to come.
The food is mediocre, I’ve had a couple good meals, but between the somewhat decent food and the hill hiking, I definitely won’t have to worry about gaining weight.
German class is going pretty well. I feel like I have no idea what is going on, but Frau Dursy seems to be pretty patient with our class of six people. We learned to spell our names using the German alphabet … I think I spelled mine vornamen and nachnamen (first and last names) about twenty times. I definitely won’t have any problems asking someone for their name! They also pronounce the “e”‘s at the end of a word, so that’s going to take some getting used to. I’m excited to learn more and more though, it’s actually pretty interesting.
I think we are trying to plan a day trip to a castle this weekend. It’s a no travel weekend, but we can travel within Germany, so we’ll see where I end up.
I’ll do my best to keep this updated, but it’s hard. I’m still trying to get completely on the right sleeping schedule. Jet lag is still doing work on me.
Gute Nacht meine Freunde!