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Classes auf Deutsch

Three days of classes have already passed. I am taking a Luther class, which looks at the historical aspects surrounding the Reformation. For example, today we learned of the three kingdoms Germany has had. 800-1806 was the first Reich. 1871-1918 was the second Reich. And 1933-1945 was the—you guessed it—the third Reich. How does this relate […]

Weimar, Post 2

Location: Dorm Room Status: Reflective Here is post two for my weekend of Weimar. And to start it off is my visit to Buchenwald, the concentration camp that’s 8km outside Weimar. Even if I had had my camera, I wouldn’t have taken any pictures. That, in my opinion, would make it too touristy for me. […]

Weimar, Post 1

On Thursday, we all went to Weimar for a long weekend. This history has a keep history, from Cranach to Goethe to the Russian monarchy to musician Franz Liszt to Nazi rule. It’s a fascinating town, touristy, but fascinating. I don’t have a lot of time today to get into my full Weimar experience, and […]

Berlin and Wӧrlitz

On Sunday, Professor Vivian took everyone to Berlin, where a former student of his, now living in the city, gave us a brief tour on the more popular parts. Professor Vivian urged us to go back to Berlin to visit those places more fully; I’ve already been planning to go back to Berlin because I […]

Walking Through My Living Space

“The world is a fine place….” –Ernest Hemingway Location: Dorm Commons, Wittenberg Status: Relaxed


“Bird seed?” –Me, waking myself up from a very odd dream I had on the plane to Berlin. Location: Wittenberg Satus: Sleepy

Procrastinating While “Packing”

The best part about procrastination is that you are never bored, because you have all kinds of things that you should be doing. ~ Anonymous  As of now, I’m sitting in my room, surrounded my clothes and bags and an empty suitcase, wishing, hoping, praying for a washing machine that works. Needless to say, I […]

Trinidad Day 10: Back to the States

Our journey to Trinidad & Tobago comes to an end today. We are all sad to say goodbye to the islands. Before driving to the airport, we spent a couple of hours at the mall doing some last minute souvenir shopping and had our last Trini meal of the trip. This trip has been an […]

Trinidad Day 9: Back to Trinidad

This morning we took a flight back to Port of Spain, Trinidad. We are staying in dorm rooms at the University of West Indies. Before going to the university, we went to eat at Trincity which is the largest mall in Trinidad. It wasn’t quite as massive as Woodfield Mall in the Chicagoland, but there […]

Trinidad Day 8: Snorkel & Game In Tobago

After two days off, today we got back into the soccer routine. We got up at 7 to practice. Amazingly it’s as hot at 7AM as it is in the afternoon. We came back to the guesthouse, ate breakfast, and headed to Pigeon Point beach. We got on a glass bottom boat and headed out […]