So now I have been living in Berlin for two weeks, and the city continues to impress me. I also got the chance to travel to Hamburg this past weekend, where I stayed with a friend that I made in high school that I had not seen in two years. It just so happened that Vatertag was on the day that I showed up, so I got to witness that, and we also took days to go to the Baltic Sea and walk around Hamburg.
My internship is still going well, and I am enjoying learning all of the skills that we will need to complete our research project. I have learned a lot regarding research and doing literature searches, and I have also gained a much better understanding and appreciation for the world of research and the immense amount of time and work that goes into it. Some of the work within research may be tedious at times, but knowing that you are working towards something fresh and new that nobody has ever done can be very exciting.
As for my German skills, they are still very rough, and it is difficult to hold in-depth and lengthy conversations, but I have picked up on some new slang and sayings that I can use walking around the city.
Picture Time: Pictured below is some Berlin street art, and in the second picture you can see the Hamburger Rathaus.