I took a Deutsche Bahn train from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof (Hbf) to Köln (Cologne) Hbf on the 23 of August, 2014 to move to my permanent host family in Schleiden. The journey was a standard European train ride, and everything went well.… Read the rest
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.… Read the rest
Knowing how much my parents would miss me during my time abroad, I took the liberty to leave them a farewell present.
Secret Agent Andrew conducted the highly publicized (via Twitter, Snapchat, etc) mission: Operation PortraitPlacer.
It is worth noting, however, that highly publicized does not mean aware of to Tim and Eve.… Read the rest
There’s just something about the little things in life. I love macro-photography; I love capturing the little details of our world and saving them as a still picture. Naturally this photographic interest has extended into taking photographs of garden insects as they go about their daily business.… Read the rest
As a birthday and graduation present, my parents gifted me a camera to support my growing interest in photography. After researching, we decided that the best camera for my needs was an entry-level DSLR. Looking at a variety of models from both Canon and Nikon (sorry, Pentax, Sony, and friends…), I ended up selecting the Nikon D3200.… Read the rest
Counting down the days. As of writing this, I’m just 16 days out.
Over the weekend, I attended YFU’s National Pre-Departure Orientation in Chicago with 97 other YFU exchange students. Roughly 50 were headed to Germany, and the remainder were traveling the world over — Argentina, Belgium, Chile, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Spain, Sweeden, Switzerland, etc.… Read the rest
I’m not alone when I say that I have difficulty writing about myself.
Resumes, short autobiographies, and other writings of the like aren’t easy for most. Complaints range from the inability to write anything substantial, to feeling awkward or not wanting to sound conceited.… Read the rest