OK. I’ve been back from central Europe for almost three weeks now. It’s funny, but looking back, it seemed like the trip went by so fast, but while I was in Europe, it felt like a lifetime. I could live with a lifetime of travel.
Well, maybe not a lifetime, because I love Wisconsin, but if I could travel with friends every so often, I’d be happy.
So, you’re probably wondering about that photo? At the very beginning of my trip I was in a Berlin hospital for three days. I had been sick on the plain (I’ll spare you those details, since it was probably the flu), and the flight attendants put me on an ambulance, where they took my blood pressure and heart rate, and noticed that it was irregular (I already have an irregular heart beat, so I think that put them on gaurd). Off the the hospital I went, and ended up staying there for 3 days while they tried to get my potassium and iron levels to normal. I missed out on some things those first few days, but I made sure I got to see the Jewish Museum in Berlin — what I had been looking forward the most in that country.
I’ll be posting some photos from my trip soon! I promise!
That’s right: in three days I’ll be on my way to Berlin, stop #1 on my month long study abroad trip! I’m equally excited and nervous. This is my first time out of the country, and my first time on an airplane. This is also the longest I’ve ever been away from home — what can I say, I’m a homebody.
But, even though I am nervous, this is normal for any new adventure. I was nervous when I went on my university’s Civil Rights Pilgrimage over the winter, but I enjoyed it. And I know I’ll love this trip, and won’t want it to end. And who wouldn’t, since we’re going to places like the Wachau Valley (wine tasting!), and having meals at places like Prater Garten.
I only now just need to finish packing!
Also, who knew that I had so many tops that could go with polka dot shorts.
May 2. The Second of May! When it is supposed to be spring and nice. But it’s snowing out. And even though I hate it when everyone I’m friends with on Facebook complains about the snow, I’m complaining about it now. I think the fact that two days ago it was 75 degrees out and I was wearing a sun dress warrants me complaining. I also think Krakatoa went off and nobody noticed it, like in 1883, and now our weather is all crazy.
In other news (as in other news that is only sort of about the weather): It is less than a month until I leave for my Central European study abroad month. More specifically 25 days. I’m excited, but also rather nervous. This is my first time out of the country. And I know I was nervous about travelling to The South over the winter, and that turned out great. So this is definitely going to turn out even better than that.
In the next couple weeks I’ll be researching the cities and countries I’m visiting for the trip (they are: Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden, Prague, Brno, Vienna, Budapest and Krakow). Be sure to check back here on all the interesting things I find about these places!