Slovakian Combs(s) Over

Slovakian Combs(s) Over
Adventures of the Combs

Monday, May 19, 2008

The first 5 days

So I know that I already sent alot of this in my email but not everyone probably received this so sorry for the repeat but some new adventures will be added.
Thursday I left Phoenix in the evening and headed over to London, a lovely nine hour flight where I slept maybe three hours. Followed by a search of my bag at the airport for the school scissors I forgot I put in there and a three hour layover. Eventually I headed to Düsseldorf where I met my family at the airport. Saturday we went into Altstadt Düesseldorf so that I could buy my train pass and do some shopping. It was amying to be with my cousins and be speaking Duetsch with I can say very little English words...well, I had to since they would not understand. In the evening we made pizza in the oven my uncle has outside. The best pizzas ever!!!! Sunday, I went to church at the Jesus Haus with everyone and then it was time for my most nerving adventure, the trains. But all went really well after all since I did arrive in Regensburg. The first train was really comfortable and I could relax and read. This trip took about 3 hours until I got to Nürnberg where I had to wait half an hour before we traveled to Regensburg. This train was packed and not comfortable at all. I just sat there and read maybe a few pages but could hardly concentrate. It did begin to rain once i arrived and had to walk the 5 minutes from the Bahnhof to the hotel in the rain. I must say I enjoyed it though despite pulling two heavy suitcases along the way. I just relaxed the rest of th evening getting to know my roomate Ruth.

Today was the best day considering we had orientation and got to know everything we needed to survive the city. We first took a 30 minute walk to the Gymnasium where we will have our afternoon classes and back to the hotel. Then, Sabina, a girl from the University came and took us on a 3 hour city tour of Regensburg...lots and lots of walking! And lots and lots of information with all the places we need to know. Then, we got blind folded in the middle of a courtyard and had to culturize oursleves with true Bayern things- pretzel, cheese....and yes, I had my first small sip of beer...I was not the only one but I must say it was I know the taste and...I do not think I like too much the taste of it or at least the kind we had...once, we were done with that we got paired up and led somewhere and had to find our way to a restaurant in the middle of the park...the goal was to ask people where it is in German...the girls with me were lucky since I ended up doing the questioning....we eventually found it by grouping with another group...the food was delicious there!!! Then, we had free time where some of went grocerz shopping...and now we have free time for the rest of the evening...

Sadly, I cannot figure out how to post pictures yet but they are soon to come. The internet cafe I am using at the moment is pretty expensive since it costs 2,00 Euros for 30 I am on a mission to find a cheaper one...

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