We walked more in three days than I think I have ever walked in my life. There was so much to see and so much to do that we had to walk with purpose and my legs were yelling at me by the end of the day. But we saw so many incredible things that the pain was well worth it. Between trying to learn the subway system and trying to remember the names of all the buildings and places, the first three days were certainty an adventure.
The food here is incredible, it is so hard to verbalize so I think everyone just has to come to Germany and experience it for themselves! I have never been one to step outside my food comfort zone, I have always liked what I liked and that was what I wanted. But this trip was a chance to have new experiences, especially in the food category. It is a delicious, life changing experience.
One of my favorite trips in Berlin was the Reichstag Building on Thursday. The building was beautiful, incredible and mind blowing! It felt as if you could climb Berlin forever and be on top of the world. It was a great experience to be able to look out across Berlin and learn about the city and really learn about how beautiful it is.
My other favorite trip was to the Berlin Wall. Many different artists painted the part of the Berlin wall that is still standing and walking along the wall was truly an adventure all of its own. I could have spent hours at the wall just looking at all the little pieces within the paintings and trying to come up with my own interpretations.
I also just arrived at my host families home today and I would be lying if I said that my nerves were not going crazy about living with a family and staying in a strange home. My heart was in my throat all day, so many thoughts were running through my head. It was not fun when I got out of the car and stepped on a dead mouse that their cat had brought home; obviously a welcome gift for me. But the night quickly turned around, we had a wonderful meal and played cards and my nerves have calmed down.
It is only a few days into this trip and it has been wonderful so far! I can’t wait to see what else this trip has in store.
Until next time,