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First full week!

First test, more German wins, and more..

Okay, so I know I am pretty late with writing about the days from 11th June to 15th June, but I've really been busy here with doing awesome stuff like traveling, hanging out, watching football, and what not. So I had my first test during this week (Monday) and god needs to spare me on this one, I took a test after 7 months! Wasn't fun at all.

Moving on to Tuesday, we made a trip to Eisenach, which is the birthplace of a great German musician Johann Sebastian Bach. This town is definitely a must-see for lovers of music. It just amazes me how someone can be so masterful at such a high range of musical instruments. Our guide played us some of his tunes and they were truly enchanting! Most of the instruments that were used for us were original instruments dating back to 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. It's wonderful how they have been preserved in such a careful manner and still displayed for the public to see! After Eisenach we went to the Wartburg Castle. This was a really beautiful place, up on a hill in the middle of lush green forests! Again, lots of history to know behind this and it's very interesting! We headed on to a small automobile museum which displayed early models of EMW (Eisenach Motor Works), the East Germany counterpart of BMW (which stands for Bayern Motor Works). Got some awesome pictures there of some great early 20th century German engineering! The best thing to happen on this day was that me and Siddharth decided to meet up for weekend! And after a lot of discussion we decided to meet in Cologne, which to us was just a really great city at that time. Will tell you more about this in a separate post, which Cologne definitely deserves.

Wednesday was just a normal day, nothing special, just classes. We had a long trip to Leipzig on Thursday. We started out with a visit to the American Consulate there, then we did a city tour, a tour to the World War 2 museum. It was already evening by the time we did all these (Leipzig is a 2 hour drive from Weimar) so we took a 2 hour dinner break and I got to catch up with a friend, Aakash Arun, who's working with Deutsche Bahn in Leipzig! We all went to see an orchestra after that, it included Johann Sebastian Bach (yea, he's very popular everywhere in Germany even today). And this was my first orchestra, so I was excited for it, but the classical music couldn't overcome my tiredness, and I had the tiniest of naps before a friend woke me up (shhhh!)

Friday came by and all I was thinking about was the weekend trip in Cologne!!!

Posted by dhruval.shah 18:46 Archived in Germany

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