I’m in Germany.
Where exactly? I tell my US-American friends and family that I have been living northwest of Hamburg for the first three weeks of my exchange experience, and then I will be moving to a small town near Cologne and Bonn, where I will remain for the duration of my exchange.
Of course, like myself before I arrived in Germany, many US-Americans don’t have an understanding of German geography, and couldn’t tell you where exactly these cities are. I’ll be honest….if someone were to ask, “Wo ist [Major city] auf der Landkarte?”, I wouldn’t be able to answer…but sshhhhh :)
I’ve placed two little red dots at my approximate location in Germany. The first is in the northern Bundesland of Schleswig-Holstein, on top of Hamburg, and the second is west of Cologne and Bonn in Nordrhein-Westfalen.