Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hello again!

It has been way too long since I last posted so I thought I would give it a shot. My first month here has been hectic because everything is so new to me here. With almost no break I arrived in Germany and started a month long intensive German language course. This meant that when I wasn't out and about getting lost in town I was doing German courses for four hours a day. Add on top of this all of the homework and Germany has managed to keep me very busy so far. The class has helped me to pick up the language so quickly though! Now I am able to at least order food and ask for directions in German when I get lost. The class has also helped me to meet many new people that are also studying abroad while here. Many new friends means that I now have people to explore the town and go out at night with!

And man, I knew that beer was a big part of the German culture but I never expected it to be this big! It seems that no matter where you go there is always a place to find a beer nearby. I was surprised to even see that the "Mensa", which is the schools cafeteria, sells beer. I even got to sample the local night life when Wurzburg hosted there "Clubnacht", they seem very fond of not only bars but also clubs! It seems like the Germans will use any excuse they can to drink a good beer.

1 Liter Beers at the "Volksfest"

Now that it is becoming summer they will have there annual "Volksfest" which is a big carnival type festival. Since the weather is beautiful here I am sure that it is going to be a big destination for not only my friends, but also all of Wurzburg all week long. My first visit there had me drinking whole liters of beer as I sang along to all of the live bands English songs. I am hoping that things will calm down a little bit more when my actual classes start up. I have yet to do any travelling since my arrival here and I am itching to see what the rest of Germany and Europe has to offer!

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