I got up at 6:20 a.m. (very unnecessary!!), and did my normal wake-up routine. I double-checked all of my bags, which I had packed the day before. My host mom did the double-triple-quadruple check of "you have everything?" and "you're sure that's enough food for the train ride?", which I really appreciated. I said my goodbyes, then my host father took me to the train station that my class was meeting at. My class and I saw that the train was listed as going to Budapest (but it stops at Berlin) so all along the way to Berlin we joked that we were actually going to Budapest. We got on the train, which reminded me a lot of the train to Hogwarts in the Harry Potter series (yeah, I know, I'm a book geek - and proud). It had the individualized train compartments, just like the Hogwarts train, seating six people, and it had a fancy and expensive food trolley, that me and all of my classmates in my compartment politely refused.
(I'm going to do a first for this blog and have a read more break here... this post is too long because of all the photos to have entirely on the regular page.)
After that, we all headed back to our apartments, and a lot of people came over to mine to hang out (which turned out to be the case for almost every night). I decided to call it quits just before midnight, pulling out my hearing aids. Some classmates from other apartments decided to stick around a bit longer, but I decided to sleep anyways. I think I was the only one to get a decent nights sleep, clocking in about 6 hours total, while I heard many others only managed 2.
And that is all for Monday! I will hopefully make another post tomorrow and post it. about my second day in Berlin!
See you soon!