Greetings to everyone,
I finally have time to update my blog and give everyone the latest information.
In Washington D.C., we went to some very cool places and towns. We got to see the Holocaust Museum as well as Old Town Alexandria and meet members from the Department of State. I ate lots of good food and had much fun. We stayed at the Hilton of Dulles Intl. Airport. It was one of the largest and nicest hotels I have ever been in. We flew out to Frankfurt on the 10th of August. I managed to film the takeoff and here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1408983899321632&l=8612586875551617467
We landed at Frankfurt at 07:00 am German time, got in a rental bus, and drove off to Schloss Wittgenstein, a castle on top of a hill, near the small town Bad Laasphe.
Over the last week, we have been doing many team building activities that are completely out of the ordinary. One of them, we were given an object and told to go to town and trade things to get better objects, and the one with the best object(s) wins. We ended up with a trophy, disco ball, beer, wurst, and a squirt gun in the shape of a shark.
As you might already know, Germany’s alcohol age limit is 16. Before yesterday, we went with the teamers to a town party where most of us had beer or like me, had non-alcoholic beer (which is an acquired taste 🙂 ).
Every-day is filled with new activities, new adventures, and new people. I learn the coolest things and am enjoying this palce so much! I feel like everyday life becomes happier and better! I adore it!
I am currently at Schloss Wittgenstein castle in Bad Laasphe and am staying here for two more weeks. The food is amazing and I love the sparkling water! Europe is amazing. Here, you can see a quick video of the castle. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1409008119319210&l=6475737764355051625
Yesterday, we went to Marburg and saw very nice places such as castles and churches, and shops in the city. I even roller skated there. Today, we relaxed and had fun doing what we wanted, since it was a Sunday. I spoke to my host brother and mom for an hour and local coordinator. I cannot wait to meet them. Germany is the nicest place I have ever been. The people are so calm, civilized, and nice, and outgoing. I am so excited for staying here and will message you tomorrow about specific details, hence it is 1 am here and I have school tomorrow.
Have a wonderful day,
PS: I wish you the best and thanks for reading