We were in Frankfurt, Germany heading to Berlin. We went to our gate and got ready for the next plane ride. Obviously, the icing on the cake was when I got hit with major jet lag. I literally couldn’t keep my eyes open. But it’s totally all ok because I was in Europe. At last, we landed at our final destination for the day, Berlin. First, we met our awesome tour director, JOHNNY. A little intro to Johnny: Lives in Germany, “flexitarian” (sometimes vegetarian sometimes not), loves talking about sausages, classic one-liners, loved by literally everyone. Well after that we met up with the other EF group from Idaho and headed out into the city. After leaving our bags at the hotel, we took the local train, it was kind of like BART, to Alexanderplatz. From there we walked to a restaurant for dinner. I had pork mixed with beef (I think) with a side of rice. It was so good. But honestly, the portions in Europe are huge. So big. I could barely finish. And if you have ever met me, you know I’m the world’s slowest eater. Everyone would be done with his or her food and onto dessert and I’d still be on my second bite of the main course. Something else I thought was cool was that in Europe you can drink beer if you’re above the age of 16, so I missed out, but some of the older kids freaked out. After we were done eating we walked back to the train station, and from the train station back to the hotel. I bunked with my friend and then 4 other girls that I got to know really well later on. They have all become my really close friends and I’m so glad that this trip has brought me closer to so many new and amazing people. I think these are once in a lifetime opportunities and meeting new people and exploring different places is something everyone should do. So just as a side note, if anyone is interested in a trip like this I have information below about a trip to Thailand that my teacher is doing next year. You should all go check it out and tell anyone who is interested! Anyway back to my day… We all showered, finally, after 2 long days of feeling absolutely gross. After freshening up we got in bed. Once our heads hit the pillows, we were out.
Here is the google doc with all the information about next year’s summer trip to Thailand, be sure to check it out and enroll!