The week started with walking like never before known. If I wasn't in shape before the trip, I guess I could say I am now... Or will be after getting back from Germany. The food, culture, people, and history of Germany was exactly how I imagined as I have close relatives that came to the U.S as young, young, children. As a child I always wanted to visit Germany and never thought it would ever happen. The information one can take in is so much to digest that I recommend taking notes if you are as detailed and as others inform me as "all over the place." What can I say, it is who I am and we should be who we are :)
During Berlin, you could say its similar to our NYC, as I've only been there once. The tours and information our coordinators have offered has helped so much in understanding the area.
When flying to Berlin and meeting people from Germany who have assisted in our luggage, meal planning, etc. it was such a great impression. They greeted us with warm and loving gestures that don't seem maybe as common where we live. In some areas yes, but others not so much. As busy as the week has been, there has been so much I've learned with this experience abroad. The list could go on an on, but as a commuter at Buffalo State College, I never experienced the "dorm life." Living with peers I've known for maybe a few weeks prior to the trip and even with a host family can be either a good or bad situation just as others can be. It all depends on what you take out of the experience day by day, that determines the time that will be in the following days.
For now, I close in getting ready for bed as it's 11:48 pm in Germany and need to be up at 6:00 am for the days adventures! Keep in touch for more and feel free to ask for clarifications if need be. :) -Caryn
P.S I'm still working on the Weebly website, so forgive any spelling mistakes as I write how I talk.