What is Foreign Exchange to Me?

"A year of of my life. My life in a year."

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Saturday, October 22, 2011


PA181588Woohoo! It’s the holidays! No school for two weeks, but because both of my host-parents still have to work and most of my friends have part-time jobs for the next two weeks, I have been meeting up with other exchange students from the general vicinity. I have probably walked overPA181578 25 miles in the past week just because every day we meet in Hannover, or the central area of Hameln, where we then walk, and walk, and walk. All day. We all come from completely different cultures, so we ALWAYS have something to talk about.

PA181595On our adventures we have discovered 3 things about Germany:

1)Hannover is gorgeous.

2) Chocolate is extremely cheap. And extremely delicious. I will definitely miss all the varieties when I go back to California next year.

3) It’s hard to find a store/shopping area that DOES NOT sell beer/cigarettes/condoms. And even if the store doesn’t, there PA181586are vending machines for them everywhere.

I like meeting at the mall and just walking around(my friends here do this seemingly everyday after school)because it’s how I would spend days with my Californian friends. It’s nice to find small similarities between all the differences.

(The guys I would go to the mall with)P7310720

Also, yesterday, it randomly started hailing harder and faster than I have ever seen before, and hours after it stopped, ice chunks were still on the ground. I’m going to be in for a rude awakening this winter.

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P.S. I stand by my previous statement that (in my mind) Germany is infamous for really creepy statues.)




Days in Germany