bunny challenge

The Promenade is certainly one of the most distinctive features of the city of Münster.  This 4.5 km ring around the city center marks the path of the medieval city wall.  After the 30 Years War and the destruction it wrought on Münster the citizens decided over time to replace the fortification with a tree-lined…

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Sommer Deutschland 1

  This is the first journal entry of my Sommer Deutschland experience so the format is not yet perfected. We have all arrived in Deutschland on the 5th and are now living with our respective host- families. I have settled in nicely, my host family consists of a 28yr old  couple. They very nice and…

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First few days

Dear Diary, I’m exited to have arrived and ready to practice my German as much as possible. These last few days have been hectic, watching Brazil lose to Germany 7-1 in the World Cup, getting accustomed with the public transportation and the city, and using German for extended amounts of time.  Aber Alls ist klar…

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Münster 1

I’m glad to say that the first week at Kapito Sprachschule has been a success! I arrived in Münster on July 3rd.  It was the first time I had traveled abroad by myself and it went surprisingly well. I live with a lady named Rita Schulte. She is a “Krankenschwester” (nurse) at a local hospital….

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Danielle- 1

After a two week tour of southern Germany (with day trips to both Austria and Switzerland) with my family, I have finally arrived in Münster! Despite the rainy weather these first two days, I can already tell we are going to have an amazing time here this month. To get us familiar with the city,…

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Münster Blog One

When I first learned that I would be spending an entire month in Germany this summer I was more than excited, but as time grew close to my departure I became nervous. Would I understand anything anyone said, would I get any better at German, would I have a fantastic time? Thankfully these anxious questions…

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Münster, Week 1

Münster is a truly unique city. I have been here a grand total of 4 days and I feel as though it is one of the most uniquely German cities I have ever visited. I have been to Germany twice before, and everywhere I went, save a few small Dörfer (villages), were incredibly cosmopolitan. When…

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Bargains at the open-air market

It was raining capfuls (not buckets) for the second day in a row this Wednesday morning.  That wasn’t going to keep me from going to the open air market on the cobblestoned cathedral square of the St.-Paulus-Dom.  It did mean that I stopped at the cafe on the edge of the square of a latte…

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Kendall- Erste

Outside my small window, occasional blackbirds and pigeons wing over the dusky rooftops of central Münster. That I’m even here to witness such feathered frivolity has not quite registered in my sleep-deprived brain. For months I have waited not-so-patiently for my day of departure, and yet when the moment arrived to stroll away into the…

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