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The green hills of Germany

I always thought of Germany, and Europe in general, as masses of overpopulated cities. Not entirely accurate. Wednesday I arrived at the Berlin Haptbahnhof (central train station) around 0230, expecting to take the train to Kiel. Only to find that… … Continue reading

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The Home Stretch

So I figured there wouldn’t be a lot of posts during the last week of the trip since we aren’t doing group trips any more, so In an effort to inform otherwise neglected parents I thought I’d write something. For … Continue reading

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Near the End

Germany has been an awesome experience. When I first got off the plane I expected it to be a lot like North America but now, near the end I am not surprised to see that I was wrong. Berlin ticks … Continue reading

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A trip to Lubeck

20 August, 2010, Calvin ENGR 202 class went to the city of Lubeck, about two hours to the northwest of Berlin. The first piece of awesome architecture we saw approaching the Old City from the west: The foundation doesn’t seem … Continue reading

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Cathedral

Been here for several weeks now. One of my favorite parts of Germany is the architecture. The Germans build using all sorts of different styles; you can have a state-of-the-art university building alongside a five-hundred-year-old church. Speaking of which, we … Continue reading

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Berlin: First Impressions

I have greatly enjoyed my first few weeks in Berlin. My preconceptions of this wonderful city have so far been correct, with a few pleasant surprises, and the occasional not so pleasant surprise, here and there. Before coming to Berlin, … Continue reading

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