Monthly Archives: March 2015

Word of the Day: verhaftet

Arrested. Detained. That’s the meaning of the German word verhaftet. I never expected that I’d be using this word in my Study Abroad blog, but there you go. We’re back in Leipzig after several days in Prague. Our trip to the Czech … Continue reading

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Words of the Day: Check the exchange rate, and do your math

Okay, I know those aren’t German words. But we are in the Czech Republic for the next several days, so I am dispensing with my need to incorporate German into my blog. I’ve quickly learned this is one of the … Continue reading

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Word of the Day: Ӓrger

My family has been in Leipzig for two and a half months now, enough time that I am moving into the third stage of the study abroad experience.  Let me explain. My personal experience and my interactions with others who … Continue reading

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Word of the Day: Grösse

Returning to Leipzig after a week in Bavaria is reminding me of how comfortable I’ve become in this city. What used to be unfamiliar has become commonplace. I have my favorite haunts. I know what time the 1 tram leaves … Continue reading

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Words of the Day: Der Dreissigjähriger Krieg

My family concluded our Spring Break with a wonderful two days in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Tara has been to Rothenburg and was eager to return with our family. Unlike Munich, Rothenburg is small and charming, the sort of quaint … Continue reading

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Words of the Day: Durst ist schlimmer als Heimweh

Munich! The Bavarian heartland, home to oversized pretzels, oompah band music, lederhosen, and dirndles. The 1972 Olympics were hosted here, remembered for the tragic deaths of 11 Israeli athletes at the hands of a Palestinian terrorist group. Munich is also … Continue reading

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Words of the Day: Der Klang der Musik

I didn’t intend to take so long to write this blog post, but I have two good excuses.  First, traveling can be tiring.  After spending all day seeing new places, eating good food, and walking everywhere, it’s hard to wrap … Continue reading

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