Today was yet again another busy day. From an evening of walking to a castle for dinner to the following morning of driving to Dachau Concentration Camp, it was a day I'll never forget. While walking around the area, I couldn't help but notice myself holding my breath, shaking my head in disbelief, and feeling like the wind had been getting knocked out of me. We read about our history, but actually experiencing memorials, monuments, etc. is a whole new take on what has happened in our past. From this experience, I will never forget the feelings I had throughout this afternoon and how sad this time was for people all over the world.
Later in the afternoon we drove to Muchen where we experienced a busy city. Muchen was so beautiful and full of life. It almost reminded me of New York City, but bigger. When we got to Muchen the sun was shining and the people were walking around in all different directions. Many of us were excited to see the "tourists" shops and couldn't wait to go into them.
Being able to walk around alone as "adults" was quite an experience in a country we are unfamiliar with. For myself, I can say that this allowed me to focus on direction and using my resources without having anyone to rely on. I feel much more comfortable walking around in areas I am unfamiliar with now than I had been two weeks ago.
For now I'm off to sleep, but check back for updates :)