Dienstag, 29. Mai 2012

Coming to a Close

The final days are coming to an end and it's hard to imagine that I have been here for such a short period of time. It seems like its been months since I've been in America but its only been a short three weeks or so. There are pieces of home here in Germany as well though. You still cannot turn a corner without seeing a McDonalds, Burger King or KFC, and the people seem to enjoy it more than we do. As the trip goes on i realize more and more people do speak English and ontop of that several other languages. Over the weekend we traveld to Munich or Munchen. It was a little different from Koln but all the same they drank beer like it was water. We visited Dachau a concentration camp near Munich which was an amazing experience. Watching documentaries on the holocaust and reading about it is one thing, but visiting a location of where it actually happened is a totally different story. We got to walk through the main gate where it says "work will make you free". We walked through the barracks and visited the crematory and even stood inside of a gas chamber. I was speechless nearly the whole time. The rest of Munich was beautuful with huge parks with thousands of people walking around everywhere. We stood at a hostel right across the street from the main station called wombats which was very nice which was unexpected. People our age from all over the world stayed there and were very friendly. We took a scenic route home back to Koln and traveled through Koblinz that lies right along the river Rhein. Castles are all over the banks of the river and it was quite the sight. Well I've got to write a paper now for International Business so wish me luck. Finals are closing in. See ya next time. Cheers!

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