Sorry i have been so slack with my posts. I have been super busy with school and have been away. I have been to baveria with my host mum and my host brother. My host mothers family live down there and so i got to meet them. They were so cool and i had so much fun. We left on the 31st of May and it took us around 7 hours to drive there. It was so long but i slept abit in the car and listened to my ipod. People here do such long trips and we wouldnt even think about doing such a long trip in new zealand. Its crazy!
So i got there sunday evening and my host mums niece was going out that night. She asked if i wanted to come along not expecting much and so once i got there it was a massive white tent with food stalls and games. Its was so so much fun and everyone was sitting on long tables and drinking massive beer glasses.
This is what it looked like inside the tent. It was so hot and then when the music started (there is a stage up the front with a band) everyone stood on their chairs and clapped and danced.We stayed there until about 12 and then we went back home. On monday me kirsten and ludwig (my host mum and host brother) went out for lunch with kirstens brother in Regensburg. That was very lovely and Regensburg is such an amazing town. I loved it very much there and there were so many old churches and old buildings. Then we took a walk around Regensburg and they showed me afew things. They then took me up to this massive massive museum and the view was just magnificent, i will never forget how amazing it was. The building was very cool aswell.
When i got home ramona (kerstins niece) and her cousin was waiting for me to go swimming. We went to the pools with indoor and outdoor pools and slides. That was so much fun and was such a nice day so did abit of tanning outside aswell. We were also with ramonas cousin at the big party aswell. We then went out for dinner to a very typical baverian place, a beer garden. That was very interesting but very nice. We didnt get any beer though. The next day was ramonas 16th birthday so we decided to have a little party in the garden and have a fire. We waited until 12 o'clock so we could wish her a happy birthday and then went off to bed because we all had a big day.
On Tuesday was ramonas birthday but she had work in the morning so me and kerstin went to go see a ruined castle in the morning. She said we had to climb a mountain to get to it but i thought she was joking so i just laughed but then we finally got there she stopped the car at the bottom of a hill and said ok lets go. I was like um yes ok lets go, but expected her to drive up. There was no way to drive up this massive and i mean it was a big hill so we did acually have to climb this hill. I should really say it was a mountain because it was really huge. After we finally reached the top it was such an amazing castle and you could really see how old it was and the view was also very beautiful. We arrived home and had a party outside for ramonas birthday with coffee and cake. The party went on all day and night then they said i had to have one of the big beer mugs! This is a picture with me a ramona with the big beer mug and baverian sausage.
On Wednesday we went into town and did abit of shopping and sightseeing then kersitn wanted to show me the dirndls and i ended up buying one. They are the traditional baverian dressess girls wear. I will definatly be wearing it when i get home to New Zealand. Haha. We then went out for dinner that night to a resturant in a very little but beautiful town, it was acually kerstins favourite resturant. The food was absolutely amazing and the dessert was even better. My trip was over and we headed home that morning, i had such an awsome time and didnt want to leave. Ramona was so nice and made me feel very welcome, kerstins sister is also very very nice and i felt like i had known them forever. It would be awsome if i could go back down and see them again. Ramona will be coming to Flensburg in Summer so that will be great to see her then.
I cant believe how fast my time is going here, people said it will go very fast and make the most of everyday. I didnt think it would go this fast though and sometimes i think what have i done with my time here. Once i look back on what i have done already and what i have seen it really does seem like i have been here for ages. I have seen so much and been on so many trips and i am already in my second host family. I just cant wait for what the rest of the year brings. When i tell you about all these amazing trips i have been on and what i have seen, it seems like i never go through things that makes it hard. There are times where i find it super hard and wonder what i am doing here but then when i go on these incrediable trips i just think to myself why would i not want to be here, why would i ever want to go home. I think all the amazing times i have had really make me forget about the hard times.
It is getting very late and i should be going to bed now, i have school in the morning and need to get up early. My timetable here is very different to the one back home.
I dont think i have told you about my timetable here, well everyday is different.
Monday:Latein, Latein, Spanish, Spanish, German, German, Philosphy, Philosphy Tuesday:Maths, Maths, Latein, Latein, English, Physics, Physics, Geo, Geo Wednseday:History, History, Art, Art, Chemistry, Chemistry Thursday:Biology, Biology, Spanish, Spanish, English, English, German, Art, Art Friday:Politics, Politics, Maths, English, Sports, Sports
When i have 8 lessons i finish at 3pm and when i have 6 lessons i finish at 1pm. Each lesson is 45 mintues long but we have basically have double classes all the time so it is longer.
They have just changed my timetable this week and said i do not have to go to the subjects i do not understand which is bascially all of them so i finish alot earlier. It is not so boring now and they have put me in some year 5 classes which will be very interesting. I only have to go to English, Maths, Art, Sport and Spanish with my class now. Some days i finish at 11.10am which is so great!