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Sofort! June 12, 2011

Posted by Andrey Kossev in Travel Log.
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Hallo Studenten!

I (finally) left for the German LBAT last Monday morning, and the past week has been ridiculous. I seriously love everything about Germany. Tech is taking a serious risk by allowing me to go on this program, because there is a good possibility of me never coming back. The food is excellent, and laughably cheap.  The market culture in general is one of the biggest differences between the U.S. and Germany, and I love it.  It’s difficult to describe, but the personal interaction between seller and consumer in shops and restaurants seems to make a noticeable difference in how much sellers care about what they’re selling. In pretty much every setting, Germans seem to radiate a sense of awareness you just don’t find in the U.S.. In their food, cars, clothing, architecture, entertainment, public transportation – whatever, Germans show a lust for life that makes everything American seem like nobody really put any thought into it.

Frankfurt Hbf

Moving on from the life lessons, I arrived in Frankfurt on Tuesday morning and chilled at the airport until my train to Weimar for three hours. I had some of my first German speaking experiences there ordering food, exploring the airport, getting my passport stamped, etc.  It was really fun and different, and then I ran into another LBAT student waiting for the train, which made for a pleasant train ride.  We met with one of our program coordinators, Frau Ulla, and the other LBAT students who hadn’t opted for the Duesseldorf extension (we later met the others too – and there are some cool ones), and went for a walk in the town to get some toothpaste, shampoo, etc., and have a look around. Weimar is overwhelmingly beautiful, and there are tons of shops on the streets and corners around town. Everything is around 15 minutes away on foot, and we got bus passes to make it even easier to get around.  The city is perfectly safe, too, and the population is mostly composed of students, tourists, and young people. Viel Spass!

Snail!

I’m sorry about the awful photography – I haven’t really taken any proper photos of Weimar due to weather and laziness. I’ve got some excellent stuff from excursions in Naumburg, Erfort, and a winery though, so be patient! Bis Bald!

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