Monday, January 26, 2015

Weinprobe in der Pfalz und Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Heidelberg und Tour de Müll


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Mannheim: die erste Woche // The First Week



I've now been in Mannheim for 11 days and Friday marked the end of my first week of Winter Academy classes. The first few days were rough, but I'm starting to understand German culture and the Mannheim way of life. I now understand the way the city is mapped out, the timetables and directions of the bus and tram systems, the location of some good (and cheap) places to eat, and the location of multiple grocery stores. I've made some more friends and improved my German this past week. This week I have four fun trips plans with room in my schedule for some spontaneous adventures as well. Overall I've been doing well now that I know more of what I'm doing.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Mannheim: die ersten Tage // The First Days

Das Schloss that houses the Universität Mannheim

Monday, January 5, 2015

2014 Rewind + 2015 Looking Ahead

At the end of every year I look back at the previous 12 months and think I've had the craziest year yet and that the next one couldn't possibly top it. Yet I looked at my 2013 rewind post right before writing this one, and though there were a number of memorable occasions that year, 2014 crushed it in terms of the sheer number of things that happened. I traveled to several cities that I had never been to before, including SavannahBaltimore, and Asheville. I went on several spontaneous trips to local national parks and beaches with friends. I traveled down to Atlanta with three friends for my first ever weekend-long music festival experience. I got a job in the Housing office at my university and between that and my job at Target, worked full time over the summer. I had my toughest semester yet in college and got some of the lowest final grades I've ever gotten in my entire life.