Janet and I made it! The flight over went well. It didn't even seem that long, I got some sleep, and they fed us, which I haven't had happen on an airplane in ages. It wasn't half bad, either. The flight from Amsterdam to Berlin was great because it was super short and they gave us really good rolls, one with cheese on it and one with some kind of sweet spread. I don't know what it was, but it was delicious. The only downside is that apparently they left my bag in Amsterdam, so my first interaction in Berlin was with the lost baggage guy. But oh well, that just means that I didn't have to lug it around on the subway since they'll be delivering it to the hostel that I'm staying at with Chris and Robert tonight. It should be there later today.
I was pretty worried about being jetlagged, but I'm actually doing pretty well. I'm getting a little sleepy now that I'm not moving, but in general I'm feeling just fine. It's rainy in Berlin and we've been walking around in it, so I've been getting a little chilly and damp, but it's so exciting to see everything. There's green everywhere, and I already saw an awesome playground that I'd like to check out and take some pictures. And the sun just peeked out! It didn't stay, but it's trying.
Right now Janet and I are at her friend's office for the Lexia study abroad program and it's gorgeous. There's art from the students all over the walls. In particular I'm enchanted by some pictures of toppled dinosaur statues that Carol (Janet's friend) says are from an old abandoned East Berlin amusement park. When I have some time to myself I really want to go out there exploring and get some pictures of my own. We'll probably going to lunch soon, and I'm hopefully going to a ballet tonight. I'm very excited! And I'm sure to sleep well tonight.
- exposure to history & cultures in dialogue
- 51 km = 31.7 miles - FAHRRADTOUR (Bike Tour)
- GRIPS: Lily unter den Linden
- The Day in Potsdam
- Berlin is always alive
- Eine Woche
- A Food Comment Continued... and more
- Die Raeuber...... very very very cool.... one of t...
- A little mix of Italian and Greek
- I have arrived
- a food comment!
- Ein bisschen alt jetzt..
- Leaving TONIGHT!
- Two days in Berlin and unsere kinder
- In Berlin
- ich reise nach Berlin
- Here I am!
- Kristen and Janet are here...
- Arrival in Berlin
- German sirens are twice as annoying...
- a favorite place
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