First week of Berlin – German school, new friends and more

So my Berliner experience started almost a week ago. I wouldn’t like to say too much about the city as there’s enough info about it all around. I do want to focus on my impressions though.

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First thing is the school. I take German at GLS, at level A1 as I’m a complete beginner. I don’t take the intensive course, meaning that I study daily from 09:00-12:30 including one hour break. That leaves a long time for other things such as traveling.

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The school is fun, really. My class has 10 students from around the world. The lessons are almost only in German, which is quite hard to get used to but its really good. We don’t get much homework and yesterday was the first test. Generally I can sat that in average it takes me one more hour a day to study after the school hours.

As I live near the Brandenburg gate, in an apartment held by the school I also get a breakfast in the cafeteria, which is really good and convenient.

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Other than that I did many things around the city. I admit Berlin has surprised me. I didn’t expect it to be so interesting, different and impressive at the same time.
Among the things I did was to get a great Apfelstrudel (yeah, another one) in the famous Einstein Cafe.

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Also I wandered around a lot. My friend Maayan from Israel was here so we met at Alexanderplatz.

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I ate in a different restaurant near the school every day. Me and my flatmate Marco have a “tradition” to have lunch and a Cafe Macciato. And its really cheap! This pizza cost me 3.90 euros:

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We went to see the Berliner Dom which is pretty from the outside as well as the inside and has a nice view of the city.

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I also went, together with Yoni, to the Tiergarten, where we specifically liked the British Garden part.

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I also visited the Deutsch history museum which I’ll have to go back to as I didn’t have enough time to see everything I wanted there.

Today we took the free Berlin tour by new berlin company. It was great and showed us the best things around the city. I was especially impressed by the mixture of history. I could get one picture showing the Nazi headquarters as well as a remaining part of the Berlin Wall. After that we had lunch with our cool British guide đŸ™‚

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I only mentioned few things, but I really find the learning-traveling-just-having-fun combination to be awesome.

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