I'm Off on an Adventure

Overseas and away I go! This blog follows my final year in high school which then continues onto my year away to Germany and on the biggest adventure I'd ever have ✌

Saturday, April 19, 2014

A Visit from South Africa

Just to clarify, South Africa is my friend Cat. So on Wednesday the 16th Cat arrived in Wolfenbüttle to spend the next four days with me. After taking her home to be fed we headed back into town to explore. We walked about town, she took photos and we ate. Exchange students are always eating, there is not one activity or outing where we are not eating. So we headed back for the night and relaxed.

The archway we found... Breathtaking.

Thursday saw us in Braunschweig for a day of shopping! We walked and talked and walked some more. We were in and out of shops for the better part of the day before coming home to a magnificent night of Disney movies. We giggled together at the hidden jokes, good ol' Disney.

Friday was unfortunately rainy. We did want to go to Mini Golf but it was closed so we ended up playing Rummikub with Moni, Lutz, Tessa and Marc. After we headed out into the rain and over to Tabea's to give her her birthday presents.

 The walk in the rain. (Umbrella by Rhianna was playing in my head the whole way...)

Tabea looked amazing in her Elvin costume. Complete with ears and blue contacts. OH HOT DAMN!

The walk to and from Tabea's was spent talking, dancing, singing, impersonating people and uncontrollable laughter. The night again saw us watching movies, YouTube videos and talking. And then today being Saturday was Departure day and also being 3 months of us being on Exchange here in Germany.

Also tomorrow is Easter Sunday and I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter. To my family back home, I hope you enjoy yourselves and I'm thinking of you. Ellie, you better eat enough chocolate for the both of us and then run it off at training!

All my love.

School Holidays RULE!

I think every person who has ever attended school can honestly say that school holidays was the most looked forward to thing. The appeal of those late nights (better yet early mornings), sleeping in until heaven knows what hour, seeing friends and just not having to go to that hell which is school. April has seen me into the school holidays and by God has it been wonderful.

On the 7th of April I happily attended the Jägermeister Tour. First we were taken about town looking at historical buildings and interesting things. My school being one and then we had a delicious lunch at a Pizzeria. Not saying the food was bad, in fact it was simply divine but being a pizzeria I had thought there might actually be pizza... I was wrong. After we walked to the Jäger factory and just a little bit of information for you all, Jägermeister is only produced here in Wolfenbüttle and no where else in the world! Pretty cool if you think about it.

 My Host Father Lutz. Asian Tourist Pose!!

 Wolfenbüttle's very own love bridge!


Now after a day full of walking, who decides to go on an adventure the very next day? Yours truly does. God I was an idiot but honestly I think going to Heidepark (a theme park) in Soltau was worth it. Eliana, Carolina and Myself set off nice and early for 4 hours of travel to Soltau and then 5 hours in the close to empty park (due to the weather). The wait in the lines was short if there was one at all and I'm sure we rode one ride 4 times in a row at one point. Now don't get me wrong, I love roller coasters, but when you ask me to get on one that's made of wood I will quickly board the train to Nopeville in the land of Iamnevergoingonthat. So eventually the girls got me on the Colossus and yes I screamed louder then ever before. By the end of the ride I had a huge smile plastered on my face and we quickly got back into line. Now the second time round it started to rain and it felt like the rain was carving up our faces, so naturally I began to cackle evilly. It was just my natural response and after we got off I had a random stranger approach me and say that whilst he was not afraid of the ride itself, my laugh terrified him. My proudest moment right there.

So after a rather exhausting day we then made the 4 hours of travel back to Wolfenbüttle and I slept like a dead person that night. The first week of holidays was hectic and rushed and went too fast for my liking.