DAY FOUR (03.09.13): DAY IN THE TOWN
Got currywurst with fat fries and it was amazing. I also went out with my classmates and was given a free ice cream in haselnuss (hazelnut) flavor because I brought Benny, the owner of the pizza restaurant I apparently frequent, some customers :) Cleaned the restroom because it was my job and now chilling. Hoping to never meet a spider again and sleep well.
DAY FIVE (03.10.13): SUNDAY, ALL IS OPEN!
Because Trier is mainly Catholic, many stores are closed Sunday. However, this Sunday was one of the few Sundays where all the stores are open! Of course I was going to take advantage of this and go out. I’m pretty sure I’ve been downtown every single day since I've been here. Anyway, I went downtown with Bailey for groceries and we didn’t know where to go. Luckily, we ran into Mitch and he took us into the Galeria.. or was it the Galerie? I’m not sure, but it had a grocery market inside of it. I bought this fruschetta mix from a store called Wajos (Wah-Yos). It is a collection of herbs and spices for creating a sauce. All you have to do is add olive oil! Today was also the day I got to meet my second roomie! Woohoo! We had a nice quiet night and I was even able to fall asleep on time (around 12 or 1 AM). Oh! and that second picture next to my fruschetta is showing you guys how I am drying my washed clothes :) It seems that Europeans like to air dry their clothes. It is interesting to me because I actually despise air drying my clothes. I always yell at Billy for air drying his jeans because they get all crusty... YUCK! BUT NOW I have to air dry my clothing T-T... It is karma indeed lol. It is the unavoidable... The crust.
Remember that chocolate egg candy I got the other day? I finally ate it and this cute little yellow container was inside of it! Further inside of that was my first car in Germany, oh lucky me! The driving here is actually pretty scary.. I am always afraid I will get run over lol. The town roads are narrow and usually a one way street with cars driving both directions (if that makes any sense)... Cars park all over the sides. On a brighter note, German cars are tiny and cute, so they can move around easier. I've also noticed that all of Trier has newish looking cars... SORRY NO OLDSMOBILE LOOKING CARS HERE! Huhuhu maybe I'll creep on some people and take photos of their tiny cars!
DAY SIX (03.11.13): YOU'RE KILLING ME SMALLS
Woke up early because Bailey and I were supposed to go to the Hochschule to turn in our paper work and money since the guy’s office hours are literally 9-11AM. I swear we walk so many miles in one day… That mountain kills me. I thought we would be completely finished with this stupid paper work, but the guy who told us we could bring cash all of a sudden says that he was just ‘kidding’ and we can’t actually bring cash. They would only receive the money by transfer… The bad thing was that I actually believed him at first.. Also that my useless BANK OF AMERICA won’t even add the bank the Hochschule uses, so I couldn’t even transfer it while we already climbed up the hill to turn in our work.
I was pissed.
At the world. At the guy! At my dumb bank. At myself for believing him.
God damn it man.. Don't kid with me. Especially when I can't tell if you are or not. At this moment, I really wish I had a car. I take it for granted so so much, and that our gas is so much cheaper than Germany's; they pay almost double what we do, but they are charged by the liter, which is a smaller increment than a gallon (x.x). I also learned that although Germany is a driving society, many people choose otherwise because of the hefty price attached to simply getting a license. Both of my roomies have licenses, but they'd rather bike everywhere.. BUT MY ROOMIES ARE ALSO CRAZY ATHLETIC!!! Where do I fit into this picture? :( I even suck at walking all over the town lol... This is gonna take some more work.
ANYWAY… After being so upset and having to climb all the way down and go home since we went there for no reason, Bailey and I decided to go to a café called Café 1900 and treat ourself to something warm (today was also a cold day, started snowing too). Nothing exciting happened all weekend.. Just trying to get my body used to the time and not feel so sickly. Took a bath today, I think I will miss this bathtub when I am gone :( I better enjoy myself here as much as I can. Here's to another week!
Maybe I should have a post over the place I live? Would you be interested to see my room? Lol... German flats are different from American apartments.. especially in build and when searching for a place to live.