Monthly Archives: May 2011

Castle in the Woods with Falcons

I visited a World Heritage Site in a town called Bruehl just 10 minutes north of Bonn by train. Augustusburg Schloss, or Augustusburg Castle, was a relatively small palace that accommodated a Bavarian Prince, Augustus Clement. The convenient thing about … Continue reading

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Observations: Drinking Sparkling Water While Carrying Roses on Your Bike

There are some things I notice about life habits in Bonn. Firstly, people drink a LOT of sparkling water (or carbonated water or tonic water), to the point that I’m not really understanding. My colleagues would ask me if I … Continue reading

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Laundry and Life Lessons

Sometimes, you just need to pay a little more to get what you need. What you really need. Here’s what I recently started to appreciate. Like, today. I won’t speak much of the demonic bureaucracy I’ve had to deal with, … Continue reading

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Hospitality

I’m really impressed with the hospitality I’ve been getting in my work. My colleague Corina asked me how I was living in residence, and I told her about how I needed to purchase cutleries, pots, bowls, and plates for the … Continue reading

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Bigger than You Think!

My internship DAAD is a lot bigger than I thought!  In addition to assisting the RISE Program scholarship recipients, which are all undergrads, I’m also assisting a section in the program called RISE Professional. In it, DAAD collaborates with German … Continue reading

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Uneasiness

Today is Day 2 of my internship and my time in Germany. Many of you may assume that since I’m in Europe, especially Germany,  adjusting to the Deutsch lifestyle is relatively easy as English can be used fairly in daily … Continue reading

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