• My Journey Dairy

    My first day

    I woke up this morning in my new room which will be mine for the next year. The fresh air came through the window facing the garden and I pulled my blanket a little tighter. Apart from the cold I must have caught from my mum I felt pretty good and was looking forward to my first day in my new home. Firstly my host-father and I went to the doctors to register me. I had to fill out some forms and do some tests such as measuring my blood pressure or my height and then I was officially registered as a patient. If my cold doesn’t get better soon…

  • My Journey Dairy

    Saying goodbye…

    This is the day, the day I was waiting for so long. It came out of a sudden although I was counting down to it. What a strange feeling to see Germany disappear under you from the aeroplane window and to know that you won’t be back for some time. My new home will be Reading a city in Berkshire about as large as Kassel a little bit bigger. I’ve never been there but I did some research on the internet. All I found out was that they have a lion statue but that’s about it for the sights. Actually not bad considering I’m not there for sightseeing. So right…

  • My Journey Dairy

    It’s beginning…

    During the last weeks I must have packed and unpacked my suitcases a million times – that’s what it feels like at least. It’s not easy thinking about everything you could need during one year. Of course there’s always the possibility of buying stuff once I’m there but let’s be honest who wants to spend the money when you know that you have the exact same thing at home? Shirts, trousers, jackets, jumpers and shoes it sounds easy but if you have 10 shirts you enjoy wearing which one do you take with you? So many decisions… Also there’s not just clothes but memories I want to carry with me.…