Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Walk in the snow...

The weather here in Ohio is really crazy! 
One day it's snowing and super cold, the next it feels like spring and the snow melts.... but then: It comes back. 
Since I arrived there were days where the temperature was above 10°C (50°F) and days where the temperature was underneath -10 (14°F) EVERY week. So today it is 10°C whereas the day before yesterday it -17°C (0°F). Those pictures are from the day before yesterday :)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Saturday, January 26, 2013

When living abroad...

Have you ever spent some months or years in a foreign country? 
For me it is the fourth time that I spend several months in another country. I lived one year in Northern France, then 6 months in Ghana und then another 7 months in Paris. Now, I am in the US. 
Every time when I live in a foreign country I miss certain things- from Germany, from home, from my friends or just a certain kind of food. But, I also learned what I have to do so that I miss home less. 
For those of you who plan to spend some time abroad or who are currently living in foreign country, this may be helpfull :)

1. Read from time to time what is going on in your home country so that you still nows what is happening while you are gone (and some news can even make you really happy... ;))

2. Bring decoration from your old home to your new home, so that you can easily get used to the new place and feel "at home"

3. Check out all supermarkets for food which you used to eat in your home country. And enjoy this food from time to time, while you are thinking about home :) 

 4. And, most importantly: Meet other "internationals" to share your experiences, your thoughts, your problems, to help each other and to understand each other (sorry, I had to put the masks on them but I am sure they prefer to stay anonymous)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Snow night

Last week it felt like spring, this week it is freezing and snowing...

I hope the weather is better where you are right now :)

And also I want to use this post to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my friend L. who is in Germany right now! I hope you had a wonderful day and I am so much looking forward to see you on May 10!!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Around A.

Here are some more pictures from my exploration walk on saturday around A.
Many of you commented on my last pictures from A. that it seems to be such a quiet place. Somehow, this is true but yet, it is not entirely true. On the main street there are a lot of coffee shops, restaurants, bars etc. and the campus is huge. There are people everywhere. However, I prefer the quiet places and this is why A. looks like a quiet place on my pictures. One day I will do downtown and take some pictures there but for now some more pictures of the quiet side of A. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Happy MLK day!

Today was my first Martin Luther King Day!

 I went to a Martin Luther King brunch which i really enjoyed! The food was great and the speech by B. Jones was just amazing. 
How did you celebrate the MLK day? I know we do not celebrate it in Europe, but what about my readers from the US? Have you been to a MLK brunch too? Or to a silent march? 
I think this holiday is so great and it is so important to remember what MLK did and that the fight for equlity is far from being over!

 Todays' keyspeaker B. Jones. He is really great! Whenever you get the opportunity go and listen to his speeches! or read his book or poems :)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Exploration in A. Ohio

Since I did not post in the last days, I think it is time for an update :)

Today, I've been on a small exploration trip around an old psychiatric clinic and a house which is said to be haunted. It did not seem that haunted to me, but people told me that there was a girl burned inside the house and her body was never found. So since, the ghost of the girl is wandering around the house.
I didn't see it, however, It was quite nice and I was able to take a lot of pictures! 

I am sorry for being a little absent these days. I am still getting used to my new home, trying to figure out how everything works, making new friends, making stuff for uni etc. etc. 
I hope you are good and had some good first three weks of the year :)

Have a great weekend! 

Friday, January 11, 2013

From A., Ohio

I arrived in Ohio on Sunday... I am quite busy getting things done for uni and getting to know my new home. Sorry for not posting much these days. 
However, here some impressions from how a German girl sees A., Ohio :)

Monday, January 7, 2013

From Maysville, Kentucky

So, this is my first post from the other side of the ocean!

I really enjoyed my first days in the US, I had a great time in Maysville, Kentucky and I am now in Ohio getting to know my new home. So far, I like it a lot!

So this is what a German girl notices when walking around Maysville, Kentucky :)