Monday, May 22, 2017

Farewell Post

On our last day in Berlin, the weather was absolutely gorgeous. In the morning, a few of us took the S-Bahn down to the northernmost part of an island in the Spree river to go see the famous Museuminsel (or "Museum Island"), which is a collection of some of the most well-known museums in Berlin. We saw everything from modern art to ancient Egyptian relics dating back to 3000 B.C. After stopping in a nearby cafe to have a final piece of Kuchen, we spread out on the grass in the sun to gaze at the river and listen to a local musician jam on a marimba.

In the evening we shared a final meal, during which we took time to reflect on the trip as a whole. Janet encouraged us each to order a glass of Berliner Weisse, which was absolutely delicious. After the meal, we headed down to a dance studio to watch a modern dance performance put on by members of the local dance community. Coincidentally, one of the movements was inspired by a Michigan alum, which was a real treat.

I was definitely sad to say goodbye to Berlin. I had an excellent time in Germany, and I feel so incredibly fortunate to have had such an excellent opportunity. Thank you so much, Janet, for such an outstanding trip. Thank you to my trip-mates for making everything an absolute blast, and thank you to our donors and sponsors for making this experience possible.

Vielen, vielen Dank!

- Zofia

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