Category: Spring 2014

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Carl Huebner: Saying Goodbye to Deutschland

I have now been back in the states for about a week and it’s full of mixed feelings. There were a handful of things that I missed about being in America, but I certainly was not ready to leave Deutschland. It definitely would have been nice to have another 3 months there to make it ...

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Carl Huebner: The Beautiful City of Dresden.

At the end of my trip to München we decided to take a trip to the city of Dresden. Once again this was accessible with the 5 day rail pass I had purchased and I arrived there in 5 hours on Monday night. In my opinion, Dresden was one of the most underrated cities that ...

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Carl Huebner: Touring München

On our final day in München we were finally able to find a city tour that worked for us. Before hand, we were told about a tour company called “New Europe” that offers free city tours all over Europe. At the end of the tour, if you genuinely liked the tour at the end you ...

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Carl Huebner: Car Museums of Stuttgart

Yesterday we woke up pretty early and get ready to head to Stuttgart for a nice day trip. It was about a 2-hour train ride from Munich that was covered by our rail pass. Stuttgart is the home of many automotive factories and museums, most known for Porsche and Mercedes. Porsche was our first stop ...

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Carl Huebner: München Beer Gardens

Well, my finals are over and what a relief that is. The grades already came out and I am very happy with the results. That means that it’s time for one last tour of Germany before I head back home on Wednesday. A friend and me decided to make this final destination Munich, or München ...

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Nicholas Sukiennik: Paris, Part II

  Here I shall relate the events that occurred beginning on my third day in Paris as they happened. I woke up to a cloud and rainy Tuesday morning. I packed my things and left at about 8am. I entered the metro station. I had bought a day-pass the day before, but it had unexpectedly ...

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Nicholas Sukiennik: Paris, Part III

  I emerge from the underground station. The rain is falling harder than ever. I walk, or rather run, because I have no umbrella, to the entrance—that being the famous pyramid shaped structure I’m sure we can all imagine. I walk through a crowd of people, wondering why they are not going in. I see ...

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Nicholas Sukiennik: Germany Reflections and Paris: Part 1

  Classes are finally over, and I’ve had time to reflect on my experience here in Germany. It has been an experience full of learning—learning about science, language, and also myself. Each new experience is a lesson. Mistakes are made and learned from, and one bound to come out the other side a different person, ...

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Carl Huebner: Final Exams

Unfortunately due to me spending 3 days in the hospital, I also missed both of my finals that were schedule for this week. Fortunately both of my professors understood and are letting me make them up, but now it is time to play catchup and get myself ready for the finals. While studying here I ...

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Carl Huebner: German Hospitals

This week I had the unfortunate experience of being in a German Hospital. I had a 103° fever and was feeling very sick all day when I finally decided I had to be seen. I went to Knappschaft Krankenhaus Bochum where they took me in right away and things were looking hopeful. They nurse and ...