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Quedlinburg and Thale, Germany

Quedlinburg and Thale, Germany

By on Jul 13, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The one day excursion to Quedlinburg and Thale was unfortunately our last and as our luck would have it, it rained AGAIN. Luckily not the whole day though. We had a nice morning and early afternoon in Quedlinburg touring the city and having a lazy lunch. That night we went to Thale and took a chairlift up to see the famous Rosstrappe (hoof print in English). The...

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Koblenz, Germany

Koblenz, Germany

By on Jul 7, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

After 2 years I was finally able to see my “German son” again. I call him that because he lived with me for a  year between 2008 and 2009 while taking part in the Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange or CBYX Program. I had taken part in this program in Germany back in 2005- 2006 and wanted to be a part of providing that opportunity for someone else. Now...

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Dresden and Meißen, Germany

Dresden and Meißen, Germany

By on Jul 2, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Our first official excursion of the conference was to Dresden and Meißen, Germany. I had been to Dresden before but this cold, rainy, windy summer day made the city seem foreign to me. We had a brief city tour for about as long as we all could take it. The wind rendered my “travel” umbrella broken and useless which led to me buying a new expensive cheap...

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Leipzig, Germany

Leipzig, Germany

By on Jun 25, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

After my year abroad in Austria I decided to attend a conference in Germany about foreign language testing practices and standards. Admittedly I really wanted to get home already but since I was selected to participate in this 3 week conference at no cost outside of some meals and transportation to and from, I figured I could handle getting home just a little later....

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin, Germany

By on Jun 5, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Since our school program’s trip of the semester this year was Berlin I made my third appearance in this very large, diverse and historically very interesting city. We went on a long weekend during the public holiday of Christi Himmelfahrt (also known as Ascension Day). My religious beliefs are questionable but I sure wish we had this holiday in the US!...

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