Second week of Berlin adventure – too many experiences for one title

Its been an awesome , busy week. My German studies continue alongside traveling and just experiencing Berlin with my friends.

Sunday started with a kano trip in Spreewald, the forest surrounding Berlin. It was organized by the school which made it very convenient.

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On Monday I basically stayed at the school campus for the whole day. I played lots of ping pong with my friends. After that we went to the weekly “Willkommen party”, in which we are supposed to meet the new students who joined the school. I almost didn’t meet anyone as I sat with my group but it was really fun. I did meet a new Israeli student and we went out for pizza.

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On Tuesday I played Frisbee with the awesome local players on my new Frisbee field – the Reichstag.

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After the game I was exhausted so I just went out for a beer with Marco. Its probably not a day I would have done had I stayed here for only 5 days. But one of the best things about staying in Berlin for 4 weeks is that I feel really fine to just go out, play Frisbee and hang out with my friends.

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On Wednesday I went with a few friends to the holocaust memorial in center Berlin. I told them the story of my great grandmother before we went to see the museum which was really good.

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Then we went to the Tiergarten, sat around and played cards. Later I went to a house party of other GLS students who live just a few houses away. Then my friend Nitzan arrived to Berlin 🙂

On Thursday, like everyday, I went twice to the bakery we have right in front of the school. This time I also tried the (yet another) apfelstrudel. Delicious.

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I also spent a few hours studying for tomorrow’s test.

Other than that I went to the Pergamon museum, perhaps the most famous one in Berlin. It presents exhibitions from ancient Greece and Islam.

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Museums make me hungry 🙂 we went to eat dinner in a local burger place in Friedrichshain.

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On Friday I attended the Reichstag tour again. This time it was with Nitzan and Marco, and during daylight. From there we went to heaven. Not the actual one, but not so far from that either. We went to Fassbender and Rausch – the biggest Chocolaterie in the world. After looking at the impressive chocolate sculptures we tasted some of the chocolate ourselves.

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Saturday sealed this week with culture. We attended a tour regarding the Jewish community of Berlin during the Third Reich. Then we went to the Neue museum and the Jewish museum which was really good and inspiring.

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For dinner we went out to say goodbye to Gianluca and Stefano, two Italian guys from GLS who are leaving back to Italy on Sunday and have become good friends. Many people are leaving class next week and only me and another girl from the original class will remain. I hope that new cool people will arrive and make the next week as awesome and full of experiences as this one.

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