John is an amazing tour guide, with lots of goals in mind for each day (which is great because it keeps us on task and not so distracted by taking pictures of all sorts of stuff). We were able to see and learn about most of the major parts of Berlin…all in three days. On the down side I do not remember all of the buildings names, however, I can tell you what happens at the building, the purpose of it is for or how Germany acquired it. I am slightly disappointed in myself for forgetting the names, but in my defense I learned a lot in a short period of time!
The culture and atmosphere of Berlin is so different than I have experienced before. I was expecting this but not to this extent. Experiencing this just opens the mind, to new possibilities of the “norm” for other people. I was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. Most of what I know is apologizing for everything, laughing and talking whenever we want or can for that matter, and all of the cars. I believe it is safe to say that I have seen more bicycles than vehicles throughout my whole time in Germany. This is such a healthy life style that more should live by. Healthy for the environment and our bodies!
Food! All of the food I have eaten has been delicious. I have tried mayonnaise and ketchup on currywurst (sausage) and french fires. When I saw this, my immediate thought was gross! However, I came to Germany with an open mind and decided to try it…and it was amazing!
I am looking forward to the time I will be able to spend within the schools, working with the kids, and experiencing first hand the way their education system is set up.
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Till next time.